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File: Vosteran_helper.job

Location of Vosteran_helper.job and Associated Malware

Check whether Vosteran_helper.job is present in the following locations:

Vosteran_helper.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Vosteran_helper.job

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

Notes:

Different Variations of Vosteran_helper.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
298BFD887BC2ADB4B7935FC2B623B1846ACMar 28, 2015
34044A77B65877B79AE95682E960275B9C3May 19, 2015
3081C9920F306EE18BA2531A3B92CE02654May 27, 2015
3109DD20A9AA7F5A66EFD1A26FA5C235834Jul 16, 2015
308F94EE9B587A28195BEDEDAD807CB2720Sep 16, 2015
3022454CC9A225E5D26870431A2EE78984BFeb 6, 2016
3069B0B2B11BEE8D83F22621888FDCEA515Apr 7, 2016
2981BD935AA98FD07F27B1761840FBD4AEAJun 28, 2016
3109E073DC1FD73A8915AAC5DFCDE3E48A0Aug 3, 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 Vosteran_helper.job^

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

    • The deletion of Vosteran_helper.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 Vosteran_helper.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 Vosteran_helper.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 Vosteran_helper.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing Vosteran_helper.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 Vosteran_helper.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 Vosteran_helper.job and Associated Malware.