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File: spyware remover.url

Location of spyware remover.url and Associated Malware

Check whether spyware remover.url is present in the following locations:

spyware remover.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\spyware remover.url

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific spyware remover.url file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\favorites\spyware remover.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\software\spyware remover.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\favorites\computer privacy\spyware remover.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\All Users\Favorites\Spyware Remover.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\Spyware Remover.url

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific spyware remover.url file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\favorites\spyware remover.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\software\spyware remover.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\favorites\computer privacy\spyware remover.url
  • [%COMMON_FAVORITES%]\Spyware Remover.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\Spyware Remover.url

If you find spyware remover.url 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 spyware remover.url file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of spyware remover.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1405BF20A2EC81BD7F9C57C04918D6F9779Nov 1, 2010
1366F3E11C092DA730D95629C3BEDACB949Nov 1, 2010
18528CFC95A15ABF2CC349906916345ACC2Jun 24, 2017
156460550215662F34EAECDE20436CD06A1May 14, 2010
154462BF1667B485716FA56A9816BB3281FNov 19, 2010
154E8EA85A1EBA899BD1506A2B852BDCA3DDec 1, 2010
17853D5553F64F94F5A2F33EF95861D772DMay 21, 2011
217D19489C8583DF13B20E5DC77CB5EA134Sep 8, 2011
172264C0EF9563333FAC8575CAA64B636D7Nov 23, 2011
1722385024275345438FA52E578CEFA60BCAug 20, 2012
8991F8C1E711C7DF7C380FD21903CE68648Feb 3, 2013
217F27A2A6A300FE149635DAAA287A67056May 2, 2013
174ADA46DA2E85BDB9AE5A9B1B761920709Mar 24, 2010

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 spyware remover.url^

  1. To enable deleting the spyware remover.url 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 spyware remover.url and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of spyware remover.url 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 spyware remover.url and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of spyware remover.url 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 spyware remover.url 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 spyware remover.url 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 spyware remover.url. The name of the first found registry value referencing spyware remover.url 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 spyware remover.url, 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 spyware remover.url and Associated Malware.