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File: chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1331205A4EAE9E9E96F06B3269582BB1A8577May 10, 2014
12288DA54BDC82414B1DAAE17CD0BD0210FF0May 18, 2014
133127A1D6FCD9EE4A13A352FB3795A5A7EC9Jun 14, 2014
187392683CAB774E63160FC75B45C26D871266Aug 9, 2014
1024005BB3DDE7CC98DDDD649F6315A9C7CD8Aug 12, 2014
17305606639B2487D6A570823C947056F018C3Aug 27, 2014
143360D9011EEA3BDAF1730DB1E21191880C5Sep 1, 2014
81928549FDC66C93855B724CD08D66346879Sep 14, 2014
112644AFE46F36D88B4065CED3F8D6D56A61ASep 25, 2014
240640427B5AFE393AD7F7256A39AB2147B05EOct 5, 2014
1024084E94FB7D7F5D145B45D6349B35CADF0Oct 20, 2014
11264EE72DC5CCC62109F57F2866DF0B88E3DNov 6, 2014
102404A067146468701B81582AB687EC04FF0Nov 13, 2014
1228870D17983C1991E34B929F4B65CBB5646Dec 12, 2014
9625632CFB74613FBD182B9ED31EC38EB77CDJan 22, 2015
11776080CBE2C47303E1ADF45CCF73FB19AA58Feb 2, 2015
1003525C99999BB7A45445FD4392FAE2E00B22Mar 10, 2015
5109766542E02A19F494666F8C1994D9CAEFC1Aug 7, 2015
921650E9ED35561F19E35DBF93A9E7B3F48FSep 29, 2015
102400466D8BE258D874D625CDA61B92DE80DAOct 22, 2015
1228813A4F9757153CEA7D6F244BEC2EA0999Nov 25, 2015
3011584E6687E30B900F2B58A7FA7373C050BECNov 26, 2015
8099844431D40A0A584A1B8BD8796B9EB502EFJan 9, 2016
378880173CDB04A6498A5E5975628FA90E5F36Jan 18, 2016
13312C145E101CC18BFE0003FA8E8413FC749Feb 4, 2016
1044484F5C910E75EDE70BDBCC5290BD1395BFMar 8, 2016
103424E445DA180F2AFBB087084853017B848AApr 17, 2016
145408BC4767EF000A8DDED68767C63D585B1EJun 9, 2016
106496B1F6F442BDF0CA756A182406DB59E8DADec 3, 2016

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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_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_dhepeljgiekmnmaddbijjifhnpjfoeom_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.