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File: switchagreement.txt

Location of switchagreement.txt and Associated Malware

Check whether switchagreement.txt is present in the following locations:

switchagreement.txt file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\switchagreement.txt

If you find switchagreement.txt 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 switchagreement.txt file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of switchagreement.txt File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
436E0AADCA511E5A005C379DBD2E252D310Oct 2, 2010
1524F646A79A560A89E006DB77F42EDC5DEDNov 28, 2010
1543F6535FE88BE15B3098085056155B3EF2Jan 13, 2011
1384A58C94F31F08486B3B059B9428A48E5AJan 31, 2011
1820794FFAF645C49EA4A1608A30C730DBB7May 15, 2011
1673BB588410502DCE6C314AEA7A3E8F7883May 10, 2012
603899C5E63A3EC940F087FCDF73C2B645FDApr 13, 2013
6031332C7D37145612959D1506C215D4F8C2May 4, 2013
60366029F8167C1C3D7DA33EBD04EBADAC94Jun 5, 2014

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 switchagreement.txt^

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

    • The deletion of switchagreement.txt 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 switchagreement.txt 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 switchagreement.txt 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 switchagreement.txt. The name of the first found registry value referencing switchagreement.txt 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 switchagreement.txt, 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 switchagreement.txt and Associated Malware.