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File: yahoo! powered.xml

Location of yahoo! powered.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether yahoo! powered.xml is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific yahoo! powered.xml file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\qxnd0d7i.default-1458847659377\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\v34bm5in.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pg4oe7dp.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\3y7tl0hx.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pwh47b74.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\w64le2mq.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1sys11d7.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vmbnopgw.default-1479927590013\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6h5x0rbz.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5dgep85e.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\3jmea9o0.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gm43qzl2.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d6cmu5co.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d9mkd9fo.default-1490566589138\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\222vik8f.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\66mt6b5h.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\lsheor5d.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific yahoo! powered.xml file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\qxnd0d7i.default-1458847659377\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\v34bm5in.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pg4oe7dp.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\3y7tl0hx.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pwh47b74.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\w64le2mq.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1sys11d7.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vmbnopgw.default-1479927590013\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6h5x0rbz.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5dgep85e.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\3jmea9o0.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gm43qzl2.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d6cmu5co.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d9mkd9fo.default-1490566589138\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\222vik8f.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\66mt6b5h.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\lsheor5d.default\searchplugins\yahoo! powered.xml

If you find yahoo! powered.xml 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 yahoo! powered.xml file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of yahoo! powered.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1610A0D505603339DC2C6EBE06E057098113Aug 26, 2017
16124F99B4B3F076210BE181ACB9CBB8DA7AAug 15, 2017
1630C9B1570907E123642C14E5EDD1863982Aug 2, 2017
1578B27DF71BD66BBC1E29A6983CD5700162Aug 20, 2017
15501F32B293D1A310CDC3591A3D82B3B668Aug 16, 2017
157248976B4301149546D174BACB26C98E2EAug 1, 2017
168806315D5014C3A2B15A324F44EC910D2DJul 30, 2017
1630C280D2491297E2AEBC9D599D021EF66EAug 27, 2017
1560130D9F302E527269EE34D437DDC5337CAug 28, 2017
8819DF99DC399ACEF83B30991A4B391103D3Aug 18, 2017
8856A959D27902C56A4786C066E6D5CC1C84Jul 27, 2017
166676FECEB60C950DDF7AE748AFAF743C35Aug 30, 2017
16808B5AACFACCFA38068F1315909851412DAug 9, 2017
1626D40E8404BA16682C08F2324A7E9B524DAug 31, 2017
1564ADFA64FBDF82E0682015C38A75D0A26EJul 27, 2017
160691600CABF6A6AC5F2E88338858887D92Jul 30, 2017
156046ECFF2C15848D0CA7F0DCDF1C379F54Aug 13, 2017
16247FFC09410633DC30CC37D37FDFCF6C80Sep 6, 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 yahoo! powered.xml^

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

    • The deletion of yahoo! powered.xml 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 yahoo! powered.xml 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 yahoo! powered.xml 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 yahoo! powered.xml. The name of the first found registry value referencing yahoo! powered.xml 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 yahoo! powered.xml, 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 yahoo! powered.xml and Associated Malware.