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File: chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
36086A3F0719C1349A7CF0DB9B14B66B8014Dec 2, 2014
36087713814DD8B856AC5DDB0C19D4652644Dec 14, 2014
3608EB6C0368F359E5A707BA4793239A915BJan 13, 2015
3608A259B173484BA045892E6CB5003B074BJan 25, 2015
3608BEFE00B71B607B6A6818F76371444DF6Jan 27, 2015
3608BA44A7F7A72B3BAD46DEEFEFA776A334Mar 26, 2015
567249CCC4CB13710B980BD88A9324ACF130Apr 20, 2015
3608A5801DD2EEB7ADDC09A600D59CEDC6C6Apr 21, 2015
36083682C3A9A36947112D3A42C6587FF250May 4, 2015
3608F5CEF64A6A8445C20312837662314495May 6, 2015
36087858C4E8BDD9D8F1F89D1D67C6955BF9May 20, 2015
3608850B35D0F18F912DC6CD3EDB05FAD064May 23, 2015
360887E4C87AB31B635B75BCF88B14DF51ECJun 13, 2015
36084D871333199522DA122B0F3075135E2DJul 23, 2015
360888C994928C0A36CD394BDD080B3D1C08Aug 15, 2015
3608459BBF52A889F7D50A95D24830BA4CA0Sep 10, 2015
3608C2E20806B8920DBCF8B3CF5665B10ECCSep 10, 2015
3608AD3CBF10C0DAC077DA28E88DB0048DC7Sep 28, 2015
3608639CD327D716A8585DEC422CBD667375Oct 13, 2015
36082679A2515C22B4D7C73FC4E55CFED35BOct 29, 2015
360888D4F6BE863557F2986C416E5CB45AC0Nov 6, 2015
3608D784E319A5175267334D15D9E17FC0A7Nov 12, 2015
11864A4B93EA2B15ABE0B0D0D4A3A752E70CANov 29, 2015
4640DD417DDE9645CB4C5051DF343E8CF1A8Dec 10, 2015
3608D0F4B64AE410DC4453F65749C5090E6CDec 20, 2015
3608B072C048D7F73094E73A01B297891B38Dec 26, 2015
3608FA6E01740EDA1ECC1C364A0089748933Dec 28, 2015
36088A78F69FF6082FCD5E4315501EE923CFJan 2, 2016
360818865F318E156D7501B5ECC1353BF123Jan 11, 2016
360844FD18A6F1AAF9C3E70F40252A3C77F6Jan 31, 2016
3608DC19FC7B4BEE1BB74170B79BB9EC2404Feb 10, 2016
36081422E8B24A1FC14FB5C411697FBF4278Mar 22, 2016
56720FB713089B8B241140320B33C6F1CD29Apr 15, 2016
360874BC0C1FA290870FD243E8A6FFE7EAE9Apr 22, 2016
5672413A18C46D69A8728668F53ACB35CE8BApr 29, 2016
360840C82C333AE4A3261F15939B9A98D58BMay 20, 2016
36081A78096B87B8E2A5AE231648AD1AEED0May 29, 2016
360862304AA9399797591AB218A9C8902745May 31, 2016
3608BF782B09697748C3D2CE33B71A16E224Jun 1, 2016
46409349F893166C05299EA32E624B2FF1E7Jun 1, 2016
36087DF810F88BD4537495A12FBAA1CE41B1Jun 22, 2016
36084CE4EC8E2E3C8950521FB1BE27DFE39AJun 30, 2016
360876CA18DD5DAC76EE21511536D1269701Jul 6, 2016
3608F7BC4BE51629405CE127FF72838E2530Jul 23, 2016
3608DDBE5763DC7B161A65EEAD7AE730D09CAug 3, 2016
3608C1CFD03A2C421053DF2F3CE36BEF7E17Sep 17, 2016
3608BE156A083BC480FED8B9E462BF015AD7Sep 28, 2016
36088D6AAA675EBCC350FCE683C73CDE17F9Oct 26, 2016
360831B49C2837F6A67C24C93268D232F55FNov 9, 2016
36082E7F66556B024D06A540418C39CA993ANov 14, 2016
3608EC35DA196DB4DC5D67940ECAD5F049BBNov 18, 2016
567271B50E6D30A5ABC92D065C56FBC75EF1Nov 25, 2016
36081269EA2B608ADA0455C3593F3C838707Dec 1, 2016
3608901DE05911412074BD591ED7603D1D53Dec 5, 2016
3608A3ED9021DC2CD003FA1FC780124C94A6Jan 4, 2017
3608F95ED36FD2AFDD7837A1AA064FCA4C4EJan 12, 2017
3608CDC7C6A3CE0559D811833999D4C874B1Mar 22, 2017
3608C5693ED92F36D5D9B93E9B7B5228BE18Mar 27, 2017
36088B24147F6CDAEA58B1E9D2D8FB375844Mar 29, 2017
773626EFBB9FB34D2590052BA4C3759D2D79Apr 24, 2017
360862061DBB266AFEA31F7D6FBC883C073AApr 28, 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal, 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_amfclgbdpgndipgoegfpkkgobahigbcl_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.