Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:700,085 Last Update:March 01, 12:55


Dear Matt and Exterminate it,

Thank you so much. This seems to have fixed the problem. Wow. That virus was in there pretty deep. A*G didn't even identify it. S****t would just freeze up when I tried to run it. But the update from Exterminate It, removed it.

Again, thanks.

Kind Regards,
Rev. Mel C. Montgomery

Brother Mel

File: Update Service for Torrent Search

Location of Update Service for Torrent Search and Associated Malware

Check whether Update Service for Torrent Search is present in the following locations:

Update Service for Torrent Search file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Update Service for Torrent Search

If you find Update Service for Torrent Search 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 Update Service for Torrent Search file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of Update Service for Torrent Search File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
27143934626CBDF3FE2E14819098C50C059CMay 8, 2015
28783B5C0AF0D4D7D4ED3CDEE2BAA5C0BEE0Aug 16, 2015
271468936CE861370520A5C8613869B1AC62Sep 3, 2015
2740DC780FB148BD18353B6F2BC8984C23A8Oct 1, 2015
26221F642F3E9B0582C9D8BFE2D1E69ACE3COct 18, 2015
26309D06D3F0A1BE0CC9A7DA6E6543344988Dec 16, 2015
27340E12FD3B2F663E127ECEE3CD8BD47C20Dec 24, 2015
273847D5EB7056576898F3AD64906FF8DC10Jan 12, 2016
262643181269DAA08EEBEE84156FB1D84923Jan 15, 2016
26267A73A9E8CF6677097AA16F12702C9C13Jan 25, 2016
26246F3C33674E235DE38428C0702B098812Jan 31, 2016
2624D0F43CC11855A577543D775F48322998Jan 31, 2016
26442D55619DF220CA9C67054305C1BF9721Feb 2, 2016
2728529A9CA8DEEC2270614CAF0529CD1AB7Feb 3, 2016
2612727A7005BCF52CB4562D463695AC5FD9Feb 3, 2016
2654395DAB79533C0EAC71AB2C1D35B30AB7Feb 4, 2016
2624812623FAE66FB14D1DC686B683A8D590Feb 10, 2016
262408C9E4924A0C750C7AE87C187A5CE511Feb 14, 2016
2626EB8DA4E3650AAB3BE3D570C6144006FEFeb 16, 2016
2628859B843AB2003FE5826B413E0D757D7EFeb 20, 2016
2626B7A724C0254A72D2CBC4819F8107DAB9Feb 26, 2016
26286B70BB66121129F0F3A5E35B1A8B9048Mar 18, 2016
2622AA71E5DDAFBB74236318AFFF4AD6E1E1Mar 27, 2016
2620755253677B5D0DD38528E948D7007640Apr 2, 2016
2626E73DA915D2DE666916353A47908C4B65Apr 12, 2016
2628B0ED57BC2DACC8FAB28C22B3AC7F35FFApr 18, 2016
2742EEBD4FE2A3CAA57532D83091FF7A55A1Apr 18, 2016
261884FE2A40C09BC11DD402C45A73BA5183Apr 18, 2016
262622AAE7193958CBEA6EB8A447601C6032Apr 19, 2016
2628D62AC9374471294713580CE21FC032CAApr 29, 2016
2628FE7D29A9A8B21A9054E50F2A539E35D2Apr 29, 2016
263059A9214786A6459E329B44AC3C60138EApr 29, 2016
2622EFAE7BF2CE5ADBEE23E14C8220712971May 8, 2016
26405E75E27D5EDC1BD8EB730AD72A3920F6May 13, 2016
2628A6C55BA1619C403F13253DAD70D3FDD0May 13, 2016
2632B3E07288B8F27289B8CAC37EDC6878A8May 15, 2016
2624418A2A4D93C8D140435B925699E0E923May 15, 2016
2730F60D29C6E7C2AA8216BB4CCAAB91D54AMay 19, 2016
262423B8F6BC86654EB6A3C1EAED8DA6D82AMay 20, 2016
26280C6B44204435032A5DFC81DDBBD97ED6May 21, 2016
272418A2B4C60D737203A404FD7DFB351406May 26, 2016
2628EFEA58D45C42ED9E054684E3FB816B2AMay 26, 2016
262438A62D3D4CA932F232FF0C396FF85C8EMay 30, 2016
26261E48BF25D50269B37AAD947ED7F8306DMay 30, 2016
26229A62832108B0059CFE2AAF2EE5E739DEJun 2, 2016
26421AEDA8FAE9101746C7D1AF80FF5E34E7Jun 2, 2016
263273E6829F897A64CFB35EEDB03B84C2B8Jun 2, 2016
26346AF6DBF6E61CC664387D85BAECB6930EJun 5, 2016
2732D55CBA1D9984C19817692ED18A0A48D5Jun 12, 2016
26246A5746139CF68ECBFB0D9EB945844660Jun 12, 2016
2630E18C0CB9EE1D714EE805F00EC8633765Jun 15, 2016
26364559463CC0807230ED687C0E3BC94A73Jun 16, 2016
27244823D62D5FB15A4181D7DB4EE54A1C6CJun 18, 2016
2628F6524E7216273DFFD06ED3552834FD3AJun 23, 2016
2628D75F858AD1F3315F046C3E337FB4FAE9Jun 23, 2016
2624DCB9F1D697BEB6BA06B1C135C90F4B20Jun 23, 2016
26287D65B3C3E3B5BA2C1FBF3B5C3A09E910Jun 27, 2016
2634AABD2D6D70D995FC19F299D2D471F4CCJul 1, 2016
2626407BC1050DD244A832C5453068686A44Jul 3, 2016
2616DF5B57C447F95EA325B2657A49A1BD5CJul 10, 2016
26264ABFA0A3964092714DEE41ABD6E496CDJul 12, 2016
2744610FB0C15E0C41C78CCE6200ABA25C08Jul 16, 2016
27302771C1B32B2A8A2C2A7A2653C83319B0Jul 20, 2016
2624D160ED5C8F5B46FFF82E2C7CDD043532Jul 24, 2016
2628B200F52005ECD8ACBF7B17F1CC59E7CDAug 9, 2016
26287464262622316120E82BB783BE06B27CAug 15, 2016
2734E35AFCC1A3592C6492C265CB8CBCEB98Sep 25, 2016
261694DDE1F8D8331BAB90794408BEB00269Nov 6, 2016
26309FCB5D8B285277E9D0A424D6B1A8CC71Nov 30, 2016
264285935026134EF29E8C1078615481B9E4Dec 16, 2016
2726ECE146875243834811271DF830FA6734Dec 21, 2016
2628EE83A1388292A96CCCAFAF1C4B355E26Dec 25, 2016
26266D934CB5D8FCA59D54986690AEE0A185Jan 10, 2017
2740FAB5CD6118B753C2F31AB51E799FB380Feb 3, 2017
262865169B5A8F514AB8D46FF20BF24E7AA8Feb 17, 2017
256698F994E4B1EB83B79F3D285991CA9222Apr 20, 2017
2626E2CD0A86A7BF349028CFEC53D990ECA1Jun 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 Update Service for Torrent Search^

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

    • The deletion of Update Service for Torrent Search 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 Update Service for Torrent Search 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 Update Service for Torrent Search 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 Update Service for Torrent Search. The name of the first found registry value referencing Update Service for Torrent Search 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 Update Service for Torrent Search, 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 Update Service for Torrent Search and Associated Malware.