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File: chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
876891AAB93867466631812EE476416D1871Jul 24, 2014
1638464662F2E569BC980C1AC857AE3C38C60Jul 28, 2014
16384C4C6A5910B6A86266CB9CAE813735FD2Aug 12, 2014
16384E72A65EDFA7C7EB9BC6D94CA45007885Aug 17, 2014
16384E8524859F14D9A8C9043CDB25658CDCAAug 20, 2014
163848A60B9D4DED652815615927ED074A424Aug 30, 2014
163845DBBD189ED92E82946AABBE16808EC47Sep 3, 2014
163848AB72CFD10C279FFE9AEEE1DA40C96CASep 11, 2014
56721AFE85A3EFD4E3B8A214AF4927D9702ASep 17, 2014
163845F4E7791E7114993BB77B992758C9FDESep 20, 2014
1638450D427B513636350D97745AAA7B0CDF5Sep 20, 2014
1638422F5FB2C1373E95138E787922D9D2609Oct 1, 2014
16384AA1C606F57B41CB6A7EBD6AB03900763Oct 25, 2014
1496001C0C9B98199B829CBEBAADFA6359850Oct 31, 2014
163844DEF2BB59411BA715E625298F9E359BBNov 7, 2014
1638402795467C7CD0539B9AADA6AC03BA46CDec 28, 2014
16384DEAD224D6E85A70A0854320179C9DC2DFeb 10, 2015
16384D92CC0DF8F5CFBD1C8551340D0AFABF7Mar 21, 2015
16384D3A4374ED5EB20CEE8DB39140DD71B80Apr 6, 2015
16384FA1FC9F891BC05F8A05D4DE4BEE09EEDMay 5, 2015
16384E06777D97F8EA28BD97F2C5E8371561DMay 7, 2015
1638427DDCB324F2EFF9814C531FA01D40B66Jun 27, 2015
1638408CC7DD6D9F84BB9DF4A814680D2E890Sep 17, 2015
1638405E4F9EE38A0B97EE6A95E8BD0E0916BSep 27, 2015
1638440331D3C72061C9251D327EAB8C93896Oct 25, 2015
1392805EE23EB58FFDB73BC9AD041982AAF71Dec 7, 2015
16384A7655938DA2577E2D4104E19DBA2C5F7Feb 11, 2016
16384FF89A93F491028B3187332E4CA9425EAMar 3, 2016
163845DAFAED80E079C96DE631F9BAF69C3F6Jun 2, 2016
1638421CEB759031E006B44C6312738F3093AJul 17, 2016
163848BBE1B18BD32E4F793C4D5DBA55696A2Aug 8, 2016
163847E2181BD1F161D80AC7BC815FAF6ACD2Aug 26, 2016
16384FF0971841151BF0C7842AE636450914CDec 7, 2016
163843C575D8E5F69DE207840A1DD99A5072CJan 10, 2017
163849CE813F08A6C0249D5953F3E7D2BDF5FJun 6, 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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_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_ejpbbhjlbipncjklfjjaedaieimbmdda_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.