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File: wp3.dat

Location of wp3.dat and Associated Malware

Check whether wp3.dat is present in the following locations:

wp3.dat file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\wp3.dat
  • C:\Program Files\wp3.dat

If you find wp3.dat 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 wp3.dat file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of wp3.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
233E75FF09DD601BBE69F351039152189Dec 27, 2009
3A3C65C2974270FD093EE8A9BF8AE7D0BJun 7, 2010
26C8349CC7260AE62E3B1396831A8398FMar 8, 2010
2C4103F122D27677C9DB144CAE1394A66Mar 25, 2010
39CC138F8DC04CBF16240DAA92D8D50E2Mar 26, 2010
2D3D9446802A44259755D38E6D163E820May 8, 2010
1CFCD208495D565EF66E7DFF9F98764DASep 16, 2010
2E369853DF766FA44E1ED0FF613F563BDSep 3, 2010
270EFDF2EC9B086079795C442636B55FBOct 4, 2010
272B32A1F754BA1C09B3695E0CB6CDE7FAug 12, 2011
26364D3F0F495B6AB9DCF8D3B5C6E0B01May 22, 2010
3621BF66DDB7C962AA0D22AC97D69B793May 22, 2010
4491442DF5F88C6AA018E86DAC21D3606May 23, 2010
308D98638C6FCD194A4B1E6992063E944Jun 9, 2010
1E4DA3B7FBBCE2345D7772B0674A318D5Jun 11, 2010
11679091C5A880FAF6FB5E6087EB1B2DCJul 2, 2010
145C48CCE2E2D7FBDEA1AFC51C7C6AD26Jul 4, 2010
3F5F8590CD58A54E94377E6AE2EDED4D9Jul 5, 2010
3A49E9411D64FF53ECCFDD09AD10A15B3Jul 6, 2010
2AD61AB143223EFBC24C7D2583BE69251Jul 6, 2010
32B44928AE11FB9384C4CF38708677C48Jul 6, 2010
3854D6FAE5EE42911677C739EE1734486Jul 6, 2010
3115F89503138416A242F40FB7D7F338EJul 7, 2010
31385974ED5904A438616FF7BDB3F7439Jul 13, 2010
4CC0991344C3D760AE42259064406BAE1Jul 14, 2010
3DC82D632C9FCECB0778AFBC7924494A6Jul 14, 2010
1C4CA4238A0B923820DCC509A6F75849BJul 17, 2010
3013D407166EC4FA56EB1E1F8CBE183B9Jul 17, 2010
193B885ADFE0DA089CDF634904FD59F71Jul 20, 2010
2C74D97B01EAE257E44AA9D5BADE97BAFJul 21, 2010
313FE9D84310E77F13A6D184DBF1232F3Jul 29, 2010
1A87FF679A2F3E71D9181A67B7542122CAug 4, 2010
3142949DF56EA8AE0BE8B5306971900A4Aug 5, 2010
5E35284B6966864480F02BC12997B8B49Aug 5, 2010
4B6E32320FA6BC5A588B90183B95DC028Aug 13, 2010
234173CB38F07F89DDBEBC2AC9128303FAug 18, 2010
23C59DC048E8850243BE8079A5C74D079Aug 19, 2010
359C33016884A62116BE975A9BB8257E3Aug 22, 2010
2A5BFC9E07964F8DDDEB95FC584CD965DAug 23, 2010
3577BCC914F9E55D5E4E4F82F9F00E7D4Aug 24, 2010
1C9F0F895FB98AB9159F51FD0297E236DAug 26, 2010
4FEAB05AA91085B7A8012516BC3533958Oct 6, 2010
2D82C8D1619AD8176D665453CFB2E55F0Oct 17, 2010
1C81E728D9D4C2F636F067F89CC14862COct 26, 2010
1ECCBC87E4B5CE2FE28308FD9F2A7BAF3Nov 10, 2010
36C4B761A28B734FE93831E3FB400CE87Jul 12, 2011
3EC8CE6ABB3E952A85B8551BA726A1227Oct 19, 2011
37504ADAD8BB96320EB3AFDD4DF6E1F60Jan 10, 2012
2AC627AB1CCBDB62EC96E702F07F6425BJun 7, 2010
31FF8A7B5DC7A7D1F0ED65AAA29C04B1EJul 6, 2010
3A4A042CF4FD6BFB47701CBC8A1653ADAJul 6, 2010
2A684ECEEE76FC522773286A895BC8436Jul 6, 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 wp3.dat^

  1. To enable deleting the wp3.dat 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 wp3.dat and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of wp3.dat 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 wp3.dat and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of wp3.dat 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 wp3.dat 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 wp3.dat 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 wp3.dat. The name of the first found registry value referencing wp3.dat 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 wp3.dat, 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 wp3.dat and Associated Malware.