Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:699,443 Last Update:August 10, 12:54


Dear Exterminate It,
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
Your response and the update has fixed my problem.
I have spent several weeks fiddling around trying to resolve it, and could not and my previous Anti-Virus program could find it but not fix it.


Sincerely yours,
Bountiful, Utah

David S. B.


How to Remove Delfile2.Cab from Your Computer

You can effectively remove Delfile2.Cab from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with Delfile2.Cab in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.

Hostile Code

Hostile code refers to any program that deliberately performs unauthorized, often harmful, actions.

Be Aware of the Following Hostile Code Threats:

Button, Rename, Penpal, Loginserversocket, Fingerprint.Java.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Delfile2.Cab?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Delfile2.Cab:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Delfile2.Cab. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Delfile2.Cab.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Delfile2.Cab, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Delfile2.Cab^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Delfile2.Cab:

PC is working very slowly

Delfile2.Cab can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Delfile2.Cab.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Delfile2.Cab can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Delfile2.Cab may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Delfile2.Cab may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

Delfile2.Cab may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.