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File: SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job

Location of SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job and Associated Malware

Check whether SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job is present in the following locations:

SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job

If you find SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
480E40298E3721E45E56D7A05B472E30F0DJun 16, 2014
4943EDC6DA5C2AD865E3DD10E6512F17D0CJun 26, 2014
48640293AC8C70F407CFDA1109BD7B2A33AJun 26, 2014
482B0C4DBBBCC3A1F03FD4CBBA42251E312Oct 7, 2014
500454A3BA98FE8B7E5722801A65113B9B3Apr 23, 2015
478929DE2BCB36DD5A04D294C868B3D0601Jul 6, 2015
488ECB42BA534EB915A25230E461B464205Jul 13, 2015
474DCE40C411E60CC5604351F19F80D6ECAMar 26, 2016

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job^

  1. To enable deleting the SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job and Associated Malware.