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File: chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

Different Variations of chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
163849696A10DC15F9A296A8E37848F523A2FJul 22, 2014
16384A565165349293EEEF00E9F8AD4F484BAJul 29, 2014
163847C3DB67A995CC09982819020CF70FD31Aug 1, 2014
16384870052ABC174705848C49CF5F37BB96BAug 7, 2014
16384A62D0289D607B6CAFF0652711D1DA523Aug 15, 2014
1638469831427C6FCAC69CA8ED67EE6FD7C7AAug 18, 2014
163846F53752FDB7774705107359456514433Aug 27, 2014
16384079DFFCDC446AFFF233B3AC7050AE7BFAug 27, 2014
14960866CC48FCC1B5056B5E2E42FAC4370FBSep 6, 2014
163842F24B8BB1BF4E772E38D6E56E6E68F50Sep 14, 2014
163841EE7125FF905DA3FFDDF47643F6CD6A7Sep 21, 2014
16384F2A60C76F5898CBE202094443BE00F2ESep 28, 2014
16384CAC4649D76B247D30C0453E351D3E85FSep 30, 2014
16384A3D67E325DA1674C374D33FBCA1BE0BAOct 15, 2014
16384416175CD449CD7846ECAEB001A1E7322Oct 29, 2014
163848DF930A26F544BF30BADBBCC424DE2E5May 7, 2015
1638443E01CDB3335F43E8F41CAC8A87CDE2CJul 3, 2015
163849B3FAC2B43DD7648BE49A1FC3938997BDec 18, 2015
163849116C4B1AF6133A8059F896F22BD493FMay 14, 2016
163849DDCE9F69BEA7839EBC7F50B6707577BJun 24, 2016
14960B44E3FEFBB32F1CB6DC865E4FD49ADD1Sep 1, 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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_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_dknkjnkhedbanphkkpbpcgoblmkbfhlf_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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