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File: Start FixMyPC automatic scanning

Location of Start FixMyPC automatic scanning and Associated Malware

Check whether Start FixMyPC automatic scanning is present in the following locations:

Start FixMyPC automatic scanning file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\TweakBit\FixMyPC\Start FixMyPC automatic scanning

If you find Start FixMyPC automatic scanning 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 Start FixMyPC automatic scanning file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of Start FixMyPC automatic scanning File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
374033D28F2786B74D5F5AECEEA75F76F7C0Jun 2, 2016
3714331957C4C76464E3349E8891FC28DC4DJun 14, 2016
37043D0C8D2D6C7D294A886F6E9D72872F1AAug 9, 2016
3718D244C1EF112029FDF14706EE1B866B97Sep 11, 2016
3718B3FE964D9C83B74A6EB61D80CF87C452Sep 20, 2016
3724F3E2ABED3234D8C6AF64C2DE43D84E2ANov 1, 2016
373800023F2E1DBBBF43A89DAB7E33AB8336Nov 8, 2016
3730AF45B93950CA6C15921854AC2C5A0594Nov 20, 2016
37122AABBA559AE9416FF9AF24AF6F5D8B8FDec 12, 2016
3090FD60633D79EF36CBEBB5E3824E0E4EFEJan 4, 2017
3728834B8B5128CCFF4257862D80924F12A2Jan 7, 2017
3718B969E8706857E5D9DC47BB361A7AEA8BJan 20, 2017
37100B4AED37B8EE62099ECEE6966AD203ABMar 3, 2017
3738BCAD41812D2619CA895CDD7CE7156CA4Mar 25, 2017
372029EB82533B201B8A46E31BFE4B41F1BDApr 8, 2017
31267A64E720B97A8339DE7D5D761FF09446May 19, 2017
37384E009FFAFB53E53114D76B18EE79521FJun 23, 2017

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 Start FixMyPC automatic scanning^

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

    • The deletion of Start FixMyPC automatic scanning 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 Start FixMyPC automatic scanning 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 Start FixMyPC automatic scanning 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 Start FixMyPC automatic scanning. The name of the first found registry value referencing Start FixMyPC automatic scanning 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 Start FixMyPC automatic scanning, 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 Start FixMyPC automatic scanning and Associated Malware.