Manual removal instructions:

The file DEBUG\ITEM.DAT is malware related. You must delete the file DEBUG\ITEM.DAT immediately!

Use this guide to remove DEBUG\ITEM.DAT manually:

STEP 1: Uninstall DEBUG\ITEM.DAT using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).

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STEP 2: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to DEBUG\ITEM.DAT in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove DEBUG\ITEM.DAT virus from running processes Remove DEBUG\ITEM.DAT virus from running processes.

STEP 3: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

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Disable the services with random names or contains DEBUG\ITEM.DAT in it's name or description.

STEP 4: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.

Remove DEBUG\ITEM.DAT from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to DEBUG\ITEM.DAT. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 5: Clear the Windows registry from DEBUG\ITEM.DAT virus.

Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

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Find and delete all keys/values contains DEBUG\ITEM.DAT.

STEP 6: Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for DEBUG\ITEM.DAT presence.

Fix infected shortcuts.

STEP 7: Remove a virus from Google Chrome.

STEP 8: Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.

STEP 9: Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.



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%WINDIR%\DEBUG\ITEM.DAT Dangerous Rating: 5 out of 5

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