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File: Updater_Online_Application

Location of Updater_Online_Application and Associated Malware

Check whether Updater_Online_Application is present in the following locations:

Updater_Online_Application file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Updater_Online_Application

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


Different Variations of Updater_Online_Application File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3194DBE9A8EC560D477509102047702B8202Apr 30, 2017
3194EF3406F0A91E767593FC8D18EA967798May 21, 2017
3194C0F21A6308C357C7315BC0D326DEC839May 29, 2017
3194EBB111CB48D69ED8EB8F3C5756E4872CMay 31, 2017
2750770C67DE8A27C6DE78272C363531D913May 31, 2017
31944D36D69E93971FCB5FDD0DAA262866B8Jun 13, 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 Updater_Online_Application^

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

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