Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:700,086 Last Update:March 16, 12:51


A lot of the smart viruses and Trojan horses today try really hard and prevent you form going to the main anti-virus and cleanup sort of product including microsoft own tools. They actually block your access to those sites.

A couple of weeks ago my wife's laptop got totally infected (she must be browsing porn) and I ended up finding a little known program that did most of the clean up and then followed up with Microsoft tools that are available on their site and successfully cleaned everything with the exception of one item i had to get rid of manually.

Name of the product is Exterminate it. Worked pretty well.



File: View Password Update.job

Location of View Password Update.job and Associated Malware

Check whether View Password Update.job is present in the following locations:

View Password Update.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\View Password Update.job

If you find View Password Update.job 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 View Password Update.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of View Password Update.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
430E043CB2A205CCD5D9A643B5167AFAAF3Mar 29, 2014
38004122D91AA2EAC3411FFC12A8A42E0CEApr 3, 2014
414C91DAB3CB9F4EDCCE46790DCFF436630Apr 3, 2014
408CC89DF41FA675748C793A2A510AD7942Apr 7, 2014
4105496F0D93EDBF5B2697CC30D22B5D61EApr 9, 2014
386316446D92DAB0746BD840E71C4CD4896Apr 11, 2014
436C32CDE8F11EF372BBCCB99C7184AC62DApr 15, 2014
422CCC786DED6D1ADED2B08A6BB33085B4BApr 22, 2014
404D6038F268F644EC9B4BBAA7121374A4EApr 27, 2014
38875A8AA3BEF151B80906E3AC5C3FAD44CJun 23, 2014
394E24E7CC573B85D9A6D082E510A7745E1Jun 29, 2014
428A44BD6CA5BA2034B83F1B54FC0C15781Jul 23, 2014
434B723E2F49BEBA0472C639AE5BCA99221Jul 24, 2014
41075A5313C202D5D8E7F0079FA4900C2F7Sep 16, 2014
436CA0993C951EE530F097F49F25014E702Nov 7, 2014
406025C39CEDE835C727243EB04EFBC22EDFeb 1, 2015
406319A496EAB267F5FC2EA6414E0001182Mar 23, 2015
406318C8278A6099F1E6A41CC2747C28A0BJun 29, 2015
4060B69A472695A4F036CFB9D73CA74F568Jun 29, 2015
4161DC2E3ADDF7BC0881A2446013691FDF4Aug 18, 2015
4064032871E291ED9B5616C2E187DD67F15Jan 21, 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 View Password Update.job^

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

    • The deletion of View Password Update.job 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 View Password Update.job 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 View Password Update.job 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 View Password Update.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing View Password Update.job 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 View Password Update.job, 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 View Password Update.job and Associated Malware.