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File: chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
9103362E1AE172A0CED36D4E3BCF637C7C4E5AJul 27, 2014
86835283DBCDF99F24F9E686E970909826B369Jul 29, 2014
12165129D74291CF3A923168E7F1F52B2A8D143Aug 1, 2014
87347209F5D8BDAF41523B4A0DB8AABD707730Aug 7, 2014
868352B65E5CE84D0C22CFA7F810E23D1ABA5AAug 15, 2014
89907277C9F8A2D369CE91574038EDE2DA6D26Aug 18, 2014
2370560F37CA44FBCB6CA40B6B8EB8F8EE652FFAug 27, 2014
848896A54ED6773779E0690FFEA23D9330CE61Aug 27, 2014
29696095E56F6257EC3DA8EB62B191C18BCF4Sep 6, 2014
931840CCD0139BBCF7009D915218630C589962Sep 14, 2014
1293312DDA5E2AB4484C8175651BCA47B2E691DSep 21, 2014
30720F5DBB72032E29DD8FB5EF8E58F75C02Oct 9, 2014
852992C26513FCA32DFCFD9910186D69FF98BEOct 23, 2014
8499200E0E75A3BF94BA0336C23D48034F29FCOct 29, 2014
39608323D66E363FAA929915A0E314A612B85EBNov 4, 2014
3072CE19F1A6D917A6E9BD953AD87D0E185FNov 13, 2014
382976557EE23A0B24D7D0CC8B31EA90069F77Jan 25, 2015
8519686AB92A7017061E2873B369A9200B3C2FMay 7, 2015
382976C5869F6F43F6BBCA0E2F321626B27032Jun 9, 2015
850944668507445AD07323A709AB5C4AE2404EJul 3, 2015
358405EB568B4A49BD128D00C8C507C40A5A6Aug 8, 2015
440320036FF50AF31A8D773077FD0A1EF1A97B0Dec 18, 2015
1666048A53787804B56A1DF5B7C57D6D2648766Dec 21, 2015
224358483BC6B17DDBB31ABD91752BB1C263382May 14, 2016
2531328DF725B79001C59133D88987358E81DAFJun 24, 2016
3491845F8DE9B57E39ED5FCBAAAEBA8353BF08Jul 5, 2016
30720A8D30DF5B4AE97836378E15541349C8ASep 1, 2016
950272FA609B3D13534F0D5318FC1FE96EC8C3Mar 14, 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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.