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Dear Jean,

Thank you for your follow-up. I did indeed use the Submit State feature last night and this morning, your team sent me instructions to run an 'update' and then re-run Exterminate It! on the PC. I just finished that process and the new update wiped it out. I ran my regular anti-spy/anti-virus to double-check and it wasn't able to detect it either. I appreciate the support from both you and your team.

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File: chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
7413764333A2A3801EE497527714DAC79BE14EMay 28, 2015
48230443C0331899B24D933B5AC848A3DA69F7Jan 29, 2016
10158084270C41025C384D10B03F78CBC711DF9Jun 3, 2016
4065286D5AE5C3825A3B15CAA8A51DDEAE52D8Jun 27, 2016
17408802C3AEEA3F2FA43CA139C1D25C7E053Jul 10, 2016
9076736F021F310F095666ECE125844F6C72C0DJul 14, 2016
1146880C84791A38A9C4CA8AFBDEDACDFE6E3AAug 2, 2016
24576B279278C2900EC7F58A1E0C30D6BA09ENov 20, 2016
24576BAA7DCE06CAD117569379C4716513B58Dec 13, 2016
75366487F9D113C2A2EA2FED0B2D6E6B070709Feb 27, 2017
38400076EC1599CD0D16DD964A27C2E4C1E1CFApr 7, 2017
1228859F2F3A568BCB6954F775ABCDF3C386DMay 29, 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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_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_cjhofhakdnfjgeobcioadclaekfbhndl_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.