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Location of SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf and Associated Malware

Check whether SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf is present in the following locations:

SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Prefetch\SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf

If you find SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf 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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
433448B1C01EF5AAA56DFE21F938E681AE99DApr 14, 2010
3286061F20576E1E52BD8335248EF8BBD7A05Jun 25, 2010
69956E2B801A6E9EB2D67754CC1FBA810D9DDSep 10, 2010
15756BFCB07874FB836C5369F454CD1E8AC2CSep 16, 2010
55088ED829E25722FD9BA412B8EBCE00B71E6Nov 1, 2010
9162181A0186B7215F5896F4F0936DBBDA42Aug 28, 2011
34678D96A4D8A0135CBC54951FED943216AE0Jan 22, 2012
4931640F70651F09CBC3BDB74AF1DEDD401BAMay 16, 2012

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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf^

  1. To enable deleting the SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf 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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf 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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf 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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf 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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf 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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf. The name of the first found registry value referencing SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf 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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf, 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 SPYWARESTRIKER.EXE-3266936E.pf and Associated Malware.