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File: wireless.url

Location of wireless.url and Associated Malware

Check whether wireless.url is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific wireless.url file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\communications\wireless.url

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific wireless.url file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\communications\wireless.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of wireless.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
140E7D9FC3E121B5CE82167E2C104C2F6FCJun 13, 2010
1067178D6A61ABB7F242810EAC232232EE0Dec 1, 2010
1062DEF4298F173D3911E0609E2BACD6930Mar 26, 2012
10680B16EA7085C0B4A9F133761190BC8C5Nov 17, 2012
1064009C733231D86A3BAFFE10E25BADE62Feb 4, 2010

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 wireless.url^

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

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