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File: windows.vbs

Location of windows.vbs and Associated Malware

Check whether windows.vbs is present in the following locations:

windows.vbs file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\windows.vbs

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific windows.vbs file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\windows.vbs
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\windows.vbs
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\WINDOWS.vbs
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Windows.vbs

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific windows.vbs file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\windows.vbs
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\windows.vbs
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\WINDOWS.vbs
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Windows.vbs

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


Different Variations of windows.vbs File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
19629CBB18519AA3A7F936FE079044B8024B1Apr 15, 2014
67620328A6D173BF0EF0443C3B4FE73F583371Jun 25, 2015
107528403E39ABCA790DBCB33B986FF2E48866Mar 19, 2017
491590777AE8CEDA53E5D0E486E5B32082D844Aug 30, 2016
622075F1971872BA4801FA3DA223DA02B39C28Nov 10, 2016
374499F2B729F559978E1152D954998B123FJan 10, 2017
80700755AB6F36772FDC871529DEF4D2EF6A1Jan 12, 2017
702505A8687950022A777DD0403F112E26A249May 20, 2017
13456C393194D0DC6CBC7DA8C62BAD951CF45Aug 10, 2017
89DEB0CC478E8B9B553BDE511E2EAB361BNov 6, 2017
131D41C88CC4173BCBAA280100E722554F6Feb 22, 2019

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 windows.vbs^

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

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