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File: system32hxiwlgpm.dat

Location of system32hxiwlgpm.dat and Associated Malware

Check whether system32hxiwlgpm.dat is present in the following locations:

system32hxiwlgpm.dat file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32hxiwlgpm.dat

If you find system32hxiwlgpm.dat 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of system32hxiwlgpm.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4096B0A194A79E3B01491C0EBC1E1F1AF285Dec 17, 2009
40962E3D5A23D4274705A2C9A278DFC8A0A1Jan 12, 2010
40967E1CB001932127722A84F7F04EFE26D8Feb 7, 2010
40967C730DC135B8282A30F4EA795606E083Feb 27, 2010
4096E4030355E3AD9BCBA9A6B80295FB3374Mar 12, 2010
4096D6F29FF2311C155BD76E90439ED88621Apr 2, 2010
4096F3E2B763E052FA422CD54946789A7132May 1, 2010
40960F325A536ED1E5DEC03C89DC1994D500May 2, 2010
40965DE9C7BBBE98A13D2B10332D56D6C835May 6, 2010
4096FF5E27D55D0CBFA127D1D3355AA66D5CMay 8, 2010
4096B923F37CF20B28AB486001318E162B03May 11, 2010
409681763EE097F8953610FEEEA8AB85C591May 28, 2010
40963B3BE0D61E96660C639F77D3EB015508May 30, 2010
40969B850FBA12E03F30DFA8B6DB8DC3FC73Jun 25, 2010
4096C2B2F13B248F366C6FDCD973EF4B66B5Jul 25, 2010
4096EA1F6AAA44EEC954C6B25C5921F690E2Jul 27, 2010
4096DCFDD3CF6F04C297CE0E754CC0D62580Jul 31, 2010
4096E252CD3D9B716B37E04FE4E04F7E2909Aug 5, 2010
4096C411B956358839737FB70F6CAF89C85CSep 5, 2010
409679C443A3AAC27FF0D9D17AF60CFC1A22Oct 25, 2010
40965ABE0A3236749920E838E7F039CE9BE1Jan 9, 2011
4096521F641F585608D479ACF6CD64466FBCFeb 6, 2011
4096E8CBFD9EC6A14E6A3C8CE87BAFC8C5F8Mar 13, 2011
409688846009C33417E9E6A1AE1FFFF69766Mar 19, 2011
4096D28FE4A173D681EB1AC0C42105C4F292Apr 8, 2011
40963F0AC3E3ED3A6C197C0F6A6E019C1A10May 8, 2011
40966A0DE5940D7B127FCCC837424F02C88EAug 7, 2011
4096CF5E4922033B9E0623604B31B1678AB5Nov 1, 2011
409601A039AAEB175A98CC00A1893F1E2DC1Nov 6, 2011
40969D1A085E1AA4DF6844B66786CB4ED7B3Mar 4, 2012
4096EDC966264A2AEBC49A8F5DF9C07C827DMay 29, 2012
4096A615D2FB86B46C1439710B4910015C46May 3, 2013
4096B8A5F918727170D79E23D545D87BDEEDMay 11, 2010
4096E4F2D79DCA7FEAAE25DB5F67A40A37B5Jan 9, 2011
40963831666412EF11A7FF4FBE4EC6A733B2Feb 18, 2011
4096D3FDDACFDFBF6A2CBEF8398AD9E35C05Mar 13, 2011
40969610A7CBE9F7CC6F3F77817B86E11EC5Apr 18, 2011
409655F6F0808B685D70C33ABB5FE8644DC4Apr 28, 2011
40962EFC7208C7B0DA31CA3EDD1DC2AAB34CSep 2, 2011
4096A3F42103FE9FCA16014E5E4119F6ADF5Feb 1, 2012
4096FE695828115862B1F0F78C2D8C31BABFMar 29, 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat^

  1. To enable deleting the system32hxiwlgpm.dat 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of system32hxiwlgpm.dat 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of system32hxiwlgpm.dat 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat. The name of the first found registry value referencing system32hxiwlgpm.dat 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat, 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 system32hxiwlgpm.dat and Associated Malware.