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File: chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
73216074509469B56EBA58B50545D59C8B1B74Jun 6, 2015
958464710F8DABA470DF3BBDAFF7D04317D882Jul 15, 2015
742400E4B0E3C320B6FD5D33563491EDB9AFCBSep 6, 2015
7424000240BB1FB7B27C89117E5FA1DD06E4F4Oct 21, 2015
1282048E7515F72252D90CB90F9337A879070B7Nov 1, 2015
425984F1BAA17D4E4CA75FB40868ABDBDC7BA3Mar 2, 2016
42598456D2F53BD9DE8753F5F2C2B7AE327BD5May 28, 2016
2867272AD467CFC218FC1C57916BB07B7BFF6Jul 8, 2016
40960F5411B0E484EE7FF3966ACB37DE3FA0BJul 14, 2016
614400E8C941529EAF1DFF21478968EC645EBAug 20, 2016
983040A35325E64EE66A505D13D38E147F5756Sep 15, 2016
163840F2A34081986D3B8B8D36AA7FB6344B2CSep 16, 2016
196608776ED63A32A047E44A0786EBA33E2726Sep 29, 2016
229376CF6BB1601A4F0DA77F3D29E4EF16FBDFOct 15, 2016
126976A5E7A339792067A320AE20CAE2BBF7AEOct 30, 2016
81920AD23E125B4038E8CDDC8DFB2AD78AA69Dec 1, 2016
28672C5029D7A7821351A04E18FD245C58A62Dec 3, 2016
1740871562706682765D21BF054E0F72BD2DFDec 10, 2016
3686438BDAE77200276484548CA4FE4A2FBCDDec 19, 2016
17408CC74AA3C6564057EA545665231BD61B7Jan 16, 2017
2457648B246761698BB29E087C7D1B48F0F37Jan 16, 2017
17408CC02CEBC162C5915E2E3AF8F3DB57A14Jan 30, 2017
1536084AD3B2D08669D845EFEDDC3EEBA1221Feb 5, 2017
153607904D19185C4692F93B13A1BB44FBED2Feb 9, 2017
2252879C90AB80F163DE3C11B6186B06F84F3Feb 23, 2017
256006E9EA9851FD16D1314A2ABC7D96991F1Mar 13, 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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_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_akbmkokbdbkfgnciimgbpndidcookica_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.