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Thanks so much for your help. For now, this seemed to have solved the problem and found all the infected files. I'll keep you updated, as I know this virus can be very hard to kill.

Thanks a million.


File: System HealerPeriod

Location of System HealerPeriod and Associated Malware

Check whether System HealerPeriod is present in the following locations:

System HealerPeriod file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\System HealerPeriod

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


Different Variations of System HealerPeriod File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
29144ED5E028430D97C74147507DBB9ACDA3Nov 13, 2015
29029D4800E4A91006019C1A8E57F155EC08Apr 8, 2016
2914A82769DE490C846F865EBDBD413F6AB9May 13, 2016
283255EBD736E3805D4CF999CC096753EA13Jun 1, 2016
29164E1987DDFEE5CB3C380DBC7B8CC1A5C7Jun 22, 2016
2916EC4DD0DF418C0AF294931D6BAEF5570DAug 10, 2016
2898DC496DE1CC72D859F1F6C6373BEE2229Aug 26, 2016
2852969B76955737A91621DBFA6CC0C77706Dec 24, 2016
284494BDF9B2B5D8EC937559825010FCDBADJan 19, 2017
28822847A070B42D7B4D4E064621A36302DDMar 17, 2017
28369C45FBB96B05955A2EFF56121B78659FApr 9, 2017
28362F56665035CB290DD919E601CC0CD501Apr 24, 2017
28681E9B368B9E038FC0F60460ECB1E918A0Apr 24, 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 System HealerPeriod^

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

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