Exterminate It! Antimalware


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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: wiaservv.log

Location of wiaservv.log and Associated Malware

Check whether wiaservv.log is present in the following locations:

wiaservv.log file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\wiaservv.log

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


Different Variations of wiaservv.log File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
16F4CE3801F9DDCE965BB91833CE21FAB0May 15, 2010
2473B801191A89CD297C8096E43F348929May 17, 2010
2422EB987490B9B54197CBD5FD90A6EE86Jun 19, 2010
8087FBA1691EE246CE92D8471499081B4Oct 18, 2010
128FE1EDC22F6E8580190B9B96F76B342FMay 14, 2011
12DF7DC7D00525E2DE36EDCD2AA949FCF1Nov 17, 2011
12C312454A996208F9FCB5BCB2ACAB953EDec 19, 2011
201970099EC02C5487C54D99EC8B5496F7Jan 10, 2012
24CE04A2818834BEB70FC7DF8B04C63A49Nov 13, 2012
869526D9A3D499CF41211D004A6D9A1A5Dec 23, 2012
122A1DD1E1E59D0A384C26951E316CD7E6Jan 12, 2013
12AA7418DCF92B964C3450B514D114E13FJul 25, 2013
12B8D212EE37CDC03E2EE8BE00716AAED7Nov 22, 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 wiaservv.log^

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

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