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Dear Jean,

Thank you for your follow-up. I did indeed use the Submit State feature last night and this morning, your team sent me instructions to run an 'update' and then re-run Exterminate It! on the PC. I just finished that process and the new update wiped it out. I ran my regular anti-spy/anti-virus to double-check and it wasn't able to detect it either. I appreciate the support from both you and your team.

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File: tmpfile0.bat

Location of tmpfile0.bat and Associated Malware

Check whether tmpfile0.bat is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific tmpfile0.bat file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\tmpfile0.bat

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific tmpfile0.bat file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpfile0.bat

If you find tmpfile0.bat 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 tmpfile0.bat file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of tmpfile0.bat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
117642040316FA1D1E9E6B51E9370D9CDF4Sep 9, 2010
117820BF8C241F8213997436F9978772A4AOct 13, 2010
90EC74E6300A2AE3EE2D2B64817E0ED5C0Dec 19, 2010
1372E371DA641749B24FB6C9787F6CC0161Jan 10, 2012
827BECB066FFA4A3098173AECCB3F654E3Jun 27, 2014
2634490DF22862BEB94AAA3DB236A75A76DFeb 5, 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 tmpfile0.bat^

  1. To enable deleting the tmpfile0.bat 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 tmpfile0.bat and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of tmpfile0.bat 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 tmpfile0.bat and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of tmpfile0.bat 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 tmpfile0.bat 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 tmpfile0.bat 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 tmpfile0.bat. The name of the first found registry value referencing tmpfile0.bat 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 tmpfile0.bat, 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 tmpfile0.bat and Associated Malware.