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File: test.ttt

Location of test.ttt and Associated Malware

Check whether test.ttt is present in the following locations:

test.ttt file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\test.ttt

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


Different Variations of test.ttt File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
243850D47876E50B347031BC23EDC1DF62CDDMay 10, 2010
37599C426A82D5FAFD73B3D55E7AAA9C0E05May 15, 2010
3759DF26930F23EFC0A731248D6402FDA11AMay 24, 2010
584595E68047FBE8D2729EBC495F781F2C3DJun 11, 2010
722853240441D7F20DA9C11F653B82BA7E4Jul 24, 2010
2764AED964A3202E682E0FD4EFEC567D43D9Aug 28, 2010
27646F8B2E6F8ADE48F666D9A9C7ECCAE25FFeb 24, 2011
1054859A56DB992ABC245D4391CCC8F772A7Apr 24, 2011
3BDD166AF3A63F7BE696DD17A218A6FFBDec 31, 2011
722DAD3EE6C5873375F5343CA08DD1E1758Feb 19, 2012
5833DEE8D0CA8B6A7038926289098EB0C18BMar 3, 2012
720F0C46AFA8F3BC94C18E02C59CF1A4A88May 7, 2014
168B329DA9893E34099C7D8AD5CB9C940Jan 17, 2016

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 test.ttt^

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

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