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File: utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml

Location of utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml

If you find utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
11106C6D7963981CB334F1E3CFE23CB56DA0Jul 5, 2014
1074711B42CABB1ABA5CD1ECA913BBFDC2FAOct 31, 2014
111046D016D646967806BB6B117D1C495746Nov 6, 2014
11108623686E65AAF8DED8E01523C0E14B9FSep 25, 2015
1110C8ACDFC922F9CB39B42699B630EFE2AAFeb 6, 2016
1074B531DCA6F398858B93DE629379BFAE13Mar 13, 2016
11105C1199195AD3C9D25D97BF5025ACDDE9May 4, 2016
1148810B0D4BAD24FF19A0F31EA585CDE6D6May 27, 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml^

  1. To enable deleting the utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml. The name of the first found registry value referencing utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml, 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 utorrentcontrolv6-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware.