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File: WinThruster_DEFAULT.job

Location of WinThruster_DEFAULT.job and Associated Malware

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

WinThruster_DEFAULT.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\TASKS\WinThruster_DEFAULT.job

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


Different Variations of WinThruster_DEFAULT.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
260D9753EF5815557C9F803C14CEACCF081Apr 17, 2016
272AD742C0A8EB71685F7E969FF27D80BB2Apr 22, 2016
304B98B9A025E839B7215FA43984403CB9BApr 24, 2016
27245691824DB7CD98C41F8B3390DC35950Apr 30, 2016
288EBDC744544615D83DF335EB1126F7842May 1, 2016
2965063590AF90951ACE8CD4AC9DF95A031May 9, 2016
260E02A022CDA11778110C80C105DF306FBMay 13, 2016
2766539B108C281D689EEF1920D53DEC30EMay 16, 2016
28626839C2F81E5939A922BE0E41649A816May 18, 2016
2682C71F83F005765F3B561B7B08D8152BEMay 19, 2016
2821736231AAA29542E15559B39410C2030May 22, 2016
28050173B4943F6D37B2189256FF9E7EEE5May 24, 2016
286FF0ED92FA1FC4DDDBB73C58348C3ED08May 25, 2016
316804C3E77A00704ED1B8E4BA115F5A730May 26, 2016
318AF63275CEBFBB9D7ED1F4D40B08DBE9CMay 30, 2016
2602C39AB1AE677086FD4A675B5B19C6037May 31, 2016
29692FE755E2DD65B15A1CBA0D43DA14E90Jun 2, 2016
3105019597C5C5E995558C8EA355CDAED71Jun 9, 2016
2867C43811D13EDA69DC1F40EC2BBD2BD78Jun 10, 2016
2786BEAAA913E20D723DD519BA4CCC558EAJun 13, 2016
2760E8469249183C4A3E4FADA5402555DD2Jun 17, 2016
3063EF911C9F1E6556BEA646ABF27B0FF3BJun 22, 2016
2823D1BA8D3F5065A4C9B8DBC0BE971966BJun 26, 2016
2648C3B47B4E45AB1ED4EEB7243A358D38AJun 29, 2016
29224A9493B8DEC711CAF4A8857EACEB5EFJul 3, 2016
29437F43CAF84394D83AD39BB25C284BF24Jul 5, 2016
2702E05AB832760899582546913FB9B80FAJul 9, 2016
2704891C72D05A6E024E5A7111448BAC3D9Jul 10, 2016
2621880805E8EA91ACBD54BFC05F7D935F4Jul 15, 2016
2565316A00399642677D13169E7E3D8EE54Jul 15, 2016
2980E4D83BE5BD1A8994DF14D8D0BD58505Jul 17, 2016
306EDD00E5645F6BABA2E0392E6433AA6D4Jul 18, 2016
268348B94306D0A6A815900742B168D111EJul 19, 2016
27219B1DA2DCBA733289B04D4F7EE3F2B20Jul 25, 2016
318629062C592FD674F6F6DC181369F4A22Jul 25, 2016
27801CCA0E9E474339747F382159B3B2C98Aug 4, 2016
3045EBD610CD70EF8570305545B8E1C6BD4Aug 6, 2016
2789DBDBEF942D50F0328425738A30FA39DAug 6, 2016
2800617DF8F77669AC2EDB1C3D386FBD962Aug 13, 2016
260FD6F3E59755A00F5EA3D6EFD88E84AF0Aug 17, 2016
27241DB8FB039CB0DAC4486999778CCF28BSep 8, 2016
2864D604B54F829B0837E6B576545C751A3Sep 13, 2016
306F36E27C123912436C0758DC81BB1E368Sep 15, 2016
2640FE371695438CB0B1AC04148B86CA40FSep 17, 2016
29226FBE71111E776E19A0B01FAE6234489Sep 18, 2016
320095EC54E4D120C0E2B0AA7D26027607CSep 19, 2016
29814F6D1BF33324841B8ED1E10535EC413Sep 21, 2016
29826D9A11CF1AA117ECDE5CF8415D852BBSep 24, 2016
27681E2E3C10E08B1428FE39042B1A3F2DFSep 26, 2016
2563CBE58FB955C2D72FDA4BC2C8B80D1A5Sep 28, 2016
268CE0B097E8AA998AABAA3673360ED5427Sep 29, 2016
262411A62EE6A7AD5248F29C566E05768C4Sep 29, 2016
286819F52B1F4B31A3CC90F8035C945F493Oct 30, 2016
288D893ED734C8BE21B481A2F0120DC722ANov 9, 2016
294491055CF92CE23182C0F51FEF01F62D5Nov 14, 2016
290D889EC37ADFB2E084F9DC145433DA6F3Nov 25, 2016
2968D60F9F29E1361065417E5EBE79A0964Dec 15, 2016
2805A9916707C1FBA8A26554F3CFA34E700Dec 16, 2016
2942CAC76F6C7EAE8628F2FEFD4E03852DCDec 22, 2016
27637E1BC5FE22349A7842221CA8D75B4E0Jan 12, 2017
280055EDB6DED9FC9E58DD3679F9A84D0CFJan 15, 2017
292921496569BC6EAB14B030BC63AE59611Jan 15, 2017
29291BE6D3E4CE4981AB72802B64DF7DBFBJan 17, 2017
30299D31E38EF5846DB9C9EF08A6653EA52Jan 30, 2017
2883F868811F8412D7F302FE4E4E1916741Feb 5, 2017
3246518171E5944533405BA7AF0B0F3606BFeb 12, 2017
2983FA83612EE80897E20DB366C69324696Feb 20, 2017
280D6A0C0B72C587D1A382CAF1FCC32BE11Feb 28, 2017
26050F1285624E2946A1AC0F2EA1E3ADECCMar 13, 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 WinThruster_DEFAULT.job^

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

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