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File: winuptstart.bat

Location of winuptstart.bat and Associated Malware

Check whether winuptstart.bat is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific winuptstart.bat file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\winuptstart.bat

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific winuptstart.bat file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\winuptstart.bat

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

Notes:

Different Variations of winuptstart.bat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
106FAB8E98BA0497402D3067B0CC6D53337Apr 26, 2015
1153368CE6A6FA7E994B8CB452851BA3B2FJun 2, 2015
108D4B9A4DD6CA07C144D94F6CE5468EEAFJun 9, 2015
1156FA44B281EAD0C6A9003B808C0D03E18Feb 6, 2016
1086B76D399BCC31CA1A64E8AEA8AF89177Feb 24, 2016
102FA6E12BAC4792A260280DD81BC20CFB5Oct 5, 2016
1111B4C99A0B9EFDF98488E94963E5A6EDEDec 18, 2016
103981E43889218937C934A832143D690E2Dec 21, 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 winuptstart.bat^

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

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