Exterminate It! Antimalware

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

Testimonials

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: web.dat

Location of web.dat and Associated Malware

Check whether web.dat is present in the following locations:

web.dat file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\web.dat
  • C:\Program Files\bpk\web.dat

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

Notes:

Different Variations of web.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1023E4960367DFF18BE20CDE0F725D3F93C4Jun 2, 2010
907B73D2ACAEB05EAB0C00C7B1FA59AB40Jul 3, 2010
487386F2AF83E36766264487CD934E4D4433Jul 5, 2010
211909D6D80658CE419FDA46289A17F64031CJul 7, 2010
92742803144E8459E12AB8BE997C014DA1F2Aug 3, 2010
1416050625028545DECBC261BB783334329FAug 17, 2010
2999376F59C720EB7E0CEB9812F0A9AB805D6Aug 22, 2010
440530269FAB3986E9663EB06215F543F80C890Sep 14, 2010
324701E2D179E6DE8AB0A00E56C00586349Nov 2, 2010
18978C0061D3325268C122D6B5ADC92850BC4Nov 4, 2010
2105482B5E393A13CD0CE24A6B27AE339FE9Nov 4, 2010
416AB0EB106FC40D020E65939EC14DB0799Nov 28, 2010
15906E7D7A68572C093B6B815C716F0D80A2Dec 19, 2010
22771714FE595AD67B1128BBA4BA30FF10F4Jan 24, 2011
67128D8CB2C48C641C53BD5432B0070B55182Feb 28, 2011
4977E35A356624930655F86BD12A2BDBD16FMar 18, 2011
5694065238FBF574A863E4F6FF7E4CC28A563Apr 13, 2011
382271E53220D0598DF80B2C0FD6F928C37FAMay 3, 2011
17915AC2ADC165B73D8E35AE8F9BB3187B6May 18, 2011
23970EC9C39FEE676C7F9E527644A86DDE5AMay 18, 2011
86108B0AA719A15CC317029FC07790D1F86E0May 24, 2011
1646309AC541E7905623DC1D1CF40753F2C427Jun 24, 2011
1330B57DB05F47AA5E21717940B9F1BB9E49Jul 21, 2011
1588225339E3D0C8DEE406F6A718DDA24FE787Jul 26, 2011
104BD02D28EB18AE78E651893D5E5D55C62Aug 14, 2011
80883227A06F4A1FB6B2D5B01FEC1277F5163Aug 27, 2011
4485ACBB7D64D4960261BD67E4ED88BD9F6DSep 28, 2011
9318D47482AAD56494E1D45AED32039C4FOct 7, 2011
8485C0214E9A068BA2B19EE466F5FC181C29Oct 12, 2011
127196FC4F04DFD603CA4ACA0C223A0C242Oct 13, 2011
14904BE0BDC23D845AAFF458B4BBA39D2738ENov 9, 2011
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3072038CD9520F214E70C46A61DD2D81143Dec 7, 2011
2892580BF8B7E805AE5820D60A3D2E8AA5A3Dec 19, 2011
18687D8A42E256796F35E62FB6F924067C84Feb 8, 2012
2116185879737FB94D4F5FDE1539378B1897AB7Dec 27, 2012
5628687AB0BA42F746EC30D23414D42DE3588DFeb 7, 2013
254183DE48873E00FD1570B868FEE29D1ACD1Jan 17, 2014
1313956B78C1AAC6681304661E954295848Dec 19, 2014
2548110A713EFB7478B7600C16374A112C34DFeb 6, 2016
17675EC3A4DA8FE91043A20D0BDA58ED350Apr 19, 2016
3244265EE195600A67DC63D130253CB2CDB4CJan 30, 2010
1426904530803828673852129340479998AFeb 17, 2010
148260C63EF17AB15406D5D9A585B2E58F917EFeb 18, 2010
5889377B9F6723E11792CDAF4241F838D73CEFeb 18, 2010
29917690B16E4CE1D69093BE714A926C1E1BAEApr 14, 2010
8551FF3951F5308BEDB684C36CFB708C6C86Apr 24, 2010
43110466C824616C756ABDFE8CF27EE471ED5AMay 17, 2010
1005587665C2DE9C37668DECD79AA76AADD10D1May 17, 2010
2671898E6CFF308404D79AAF97F3CF1D4C663May 19, 2010
918839EE0D67ED0B95486545EB48C250E70AE1May 22, 2010
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47190330DFC1F9600741B9D0E81495B31FD1FMay 29, 2010
10266728CE359FD4471FA9FAD9864709E70AMay 30, 2010
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3350CCF7E4735672419DB06EFF3C6D900C5FJun 23, 2010
10617B2270B8B13EF057931C0F871EBC495Jun 24, 2010
931865CD3A5C44C53E1DD6DEE435679B16E7F2Jun 26, 2010
4812807492A8C677054B4E5E2824E602985DF7Jun 26, 2010
126423979DEC6B22317189FB60E40BD4CDC88Jun 30, 2010
17917288A88D734C3080E50AAAE25B4EFF51CDCEJun 30, 2010
60010508E5A0F0EF509EC1CDB8615E261FF08DJul 3, 2010
258212A341BD86D0284DAB64F04541300F348Jul 3, 2010
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3281627DF0BB93CB4E1F3D88F2C8D6CF795B6Jul 27, 2010
144185C4987B7823D0FE85F049A1DDCB32AAug 4, 2010
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84746D75FE7B3D699F428AFE1A4232999DD7Aug 7, 2010
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875318DB61F527E36A6CE620DC58256052Aug 29, 2010
11049814E97A2F58DECDA0179BC5EFF95E5E3379Sep 7, 2010
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249446F6724725ED3525C6D25DE105EB38736Sep 8, 2010
532D9A151E2A2D8CF3FA0810108C5EB3475Sep 16, 2010
19619168950746DF436C55D1B13E24F398AC4ESep 27, 2010
1403A1550A90CEB8A38C5BC97378753CB3D4Oct 6, 2010
19171F839307E650E5B472024E44A34374BOct 9, 2010
35864679C4CE966AB4DC1D95D29663B94BDAOct 11, 2010
6390B2491FBA11E49635A7CC7E70FEC6C62DOct 17, 2010
102080875D83C972896E58244F89F8DBBA240Oct 21, 2010
52766E8FE0082661D4DAE294AC3FB1F6A080Oct 23, 2010
39432922C0F972DDFA1B344190ED8592B038C9Oct 23, 2010
95824299B3597F6B9489D9172DE105C3037Oct 23, 2010
399083489DC6221A157591A2F8957C706B94DAOct 23, 2010
4567043B1DE58B1450C092D797A2386D621BC7Oct 28, 2010
13247FE2789B226D8A3BFCE17EECD84E672Nov 6, 2010
32836B050D48E084DE6C1D43FA4D6318592Nov 11, 2010
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269704B393141F47C04308AB23B04A7E420C2Nov 14, 2010
152E04B87A6A5792D1D04C57E1CF0D381D7Nov 14, 2010
105362F5CC77B41D1A6B3EB92078CC5B1DA944Nov 18, 2010
143022C504A5CAAF3278C9C9A98FB6E34D9CBENov 23, 2010
588100213DA77121943D917152CF2B1DBC2Nov 24, 2010
5512BD77114DFF7F2C870EDF2C79BB1B698ENov 27, 2010
98814120904943A87A1AD57D974CD663EF3C8Dec 1, 2010
12938F0C2C7A887EDFA2EC22674182BD453Dec 1, 2010
672211873E450693F9E84E03445740CFA3E7D7CDec 8, 2010
6720854680FCCA6D5306E233BBA866ECEE1F0C7Dec 8, 2010
213701E19259FCF8DD25B47CB7E52F1033ED0Dec 11, 2010
310649E5895EDEE6499AFC6E53C31D02D0746Dec 11, 2010
431104DDBDA660A0A59E69D7C963021105A21ADec 16, 2010
68386012BE50938188042C480C4238CD3CC8B7Dec 21, 2010
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299FF5B8D24424E9D2F50097690DC67C1D3Dec 29, 2010
163551428081AFF0D0AB20D8B08BDE566C1BD88Jan 3, 2011
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187EA5F66B7C04D6D01B230F637AB39D3ABFeb 9, 2011
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6042444DB72959E10F8AFA987F7AFED47DE5Mar 1, 2011
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29168DEA32992A2BA5BBB3F553F3AE3E66FEMar 7, 2011
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105C5F3C32487A24747CCE602D3F2C02CE9Mar 14, 2011
446EB0752CC014B7BC8B0E721A18A0EFF10Mar 15, 2011
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721920D42D184047601647940E8DC700B664A7Mar 28, 2011
1844940449E44DB0FDFF90A774AC671050A80Mar 30, 2011
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7280D7EA626EAF3D73DDA23E6DCEFDCC049CSep 17, 2012
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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 web.dat^

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

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