Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:700,085 Last Update:March 01, 12:55


Dear Jean,

Thank you for your follow-up. I did indeed use the Submit State feature last night and this morning, your team sent me instructions to run an 'update' and then re-run Exterminate It! on the PC. I just finished that process and the new update wiped it out. I ran my regular anti-spy/anti-virus to double-check and it wasn't able to detect it either. I appreciate the support from both you and your team.

Linda D.

File: vreXjvXBrowserUpdateUA

Location of vreXjvXBrowserUpdateUA and Associated Malware

Check whether vreXjvXBrowserUpdateUA is present in the following locations:

vreXjvXBrowserUpdateUA file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\vreXjvXBrowserUpdateUA

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


Different Variations of vreXjvXBrowserUpdateUA File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
147325BF94D75EDFE418DB66176AB82CCA180Apr 30, 2016
14732493763F8FC4C4A50D53DE7D612A10973May 5, 2016
14812C75F33672796A9FEDEF5A1C6850FD87BMay 10, 2016
147321E2F0321D4B379BCB1D1382725E24AC5May 30, 2016
14732F32A0492093A05575CCD7BDEC1EA4747Aug 7, 2016
147321C7E925B8202BF747226B5073CCD737BAug 12, 2016
14732157081AD27AD0028EB3B8497C4BC4831Feb 12, 2017
14732C70F81A14351F7D53ED61949B81B3C29Mar 16, 2017
1247268749F61756F54CA919F59177FABABF0Mar 20, 2017
14734A7667D65A4FC28504EE0C1B9554455FEMay 27, 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 vreXjvXBrowserUpdateUA^

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

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