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Matt,

Thanks so much for your help. For now, this seemed to have solved the problem and found all the infected files. I'll keep you updated, as I know this virus can be very hard to kill.

Thanks a million.

Jason

File: chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
71685FBD4F95512F9E848B31E0C215B5AF34Nov 2, 2015
71689E0A0BDC3119117930DEA1FC9F577A81Nov 22, 2015
6144C2279C2030950580C81D0B7017424E23Nov 28, 2015
7168B740060B0914B0C3B5826284561475E9Jan 8, 2016
716826A8A74BB800536B9B5C39C433EFAEBCJan 12, 2016
716883C2D239CD34B1DB9A97752FF6CD6947Feb 19, 2016
5120C071DB13B237D81CB29A3BBE35637DF4Feb 19, 2016
61448D4B4E0DF95EC64131AAE42F2875B0F0Feb 24, 2016
7168DEB20A3F6CC057C94BC1F1DBD83B9EFCMar 9, 2016
51203FB828A8AE7B3492AA789F3328F81D14Mar 18, 2016
71687D77473CDAE7760001416D9AF7E98A67Mar 28, 2016
7168C6C5F26A0AA03016FE45330B28C5C6ACApr 22, 2016
5120D6521C7B420E88F708928F5FE9ED6B31May 20, 2016
7168A8A2B054E8C558AF656EA7726CF11A58Jun 24, 2016
51206BA35A4C2C4468142F0206808FBF8850Sep 15, 2016
7168D6254E7215E87D431F46F2262472BDB7Oct 24, 2016
7168473DE25F5BB0DE48BA4EFF6A6138A391Jan 11, 2017
71685DAF31FED1B92D230C4B5AF59A6B8EBAMar 18, 2017
7168B9E0450E1C6557DCD3DAF8DFCFE292D2Apr 25, 2017
7168B92E0BC587BC3CA896F874C9949CABC3May 11, 2017
7168ED06410CA4C833322CAABAAAA5E371FEJun 24, 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage, 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 chrome-extension_aaaacdkeilkigfopmfogeeoamifkgnoo_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.