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File: used cars.url

Location of used cars.url and Associated Malware

Check whether used cars.url is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific used cars.url file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\autos\used cars.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\-autos-\used cars.url

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific used cars.url file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\autos\used cars.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\-autos-\used cars.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of used cars.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1414B44375807BB124ABB7AC425EAFE5867Jun 13, 2010
822D2C650F4395219D2882B3BF9338847ADec 24, 2010
1136BD5D8C983E390FB0D920DD979DAE869May 17, 2011
107EE08910780CC60C299935186005D294BMar 26, 2012
1472A02EA23C21498466DBF97D947DFCB09Jan 12, 2013
1589FF5EFAE2200942FF81480EA7FEB9963Jul 5, 2013
1387B45FC4E04FEAFADC56C20BA84AA33B8Sep 9, 2010
146B52FEA42DDF3B5DFA087767038E5501FFeb 27, 2012
146E939D84F83BEE16A4DEC74FCA1B3F4E6Feb 11, 2010
146F00941390B380378B291F7CCAC16156BFeb 23, 2010
173FD210298FD43950C1FA305E05474B758Mar 25, 2010

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 used cars.url^

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

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