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Thanks so much for your help. For now, this seemed to have solved the problem and found all the infected files. I'll keep you updated, as I know this virus can be very hard to kill.

Thanks a million.


File: chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
598016126305DE14D96FD26A6C28591DEE1BF6Nov 21, 2015
361472F8F32DD89C9C446F3C4E19E46375D3D3Dec 4, 2015
772096AFD7B97E7319952A85AC1CD3D8E22B5AJan 15, 2016
7761929C6245B82BF9BDE6CE9DC17A223C9869Feb 12, 2016
406528D9A349BA170881CBEE4A366415B48F4FApr 13, 2016
425984AEF34351C7A589BC6A3214E2AFC656D0Apr 27, 2016
41164802F8558383895DE9E03600A501259E5EMay 4, 2016
3983361A8EDC3CB03399809489B0312CB655A9May 4, 2016
387072CF1C6DD668A6E56FF65307A886A255B1May 26, 2016
405504183B63394E6235ECF3301C8510D8AFEAJun 9, 2016
55705694F34E9B397F942ED3EB4D35267965E9Jun 13, 2016
622592FBE85A5DABEE182C53896350164EDED5Jul 18, 2016
407552035E64A19B33747AFF21887032BBE2E4Jul 26, 2016
3952642EC18CF685A92A09FC60C5CFF1747A11Aug 4, 2016
53248DB5EDF6EA47AF199B312B9CE701981B8Aug 12, 2016
174085CC7D36F6A7806A7792B1C7BE4444EBAAug 26, 2016
23552679DD24E56EFE1348E3EF2E77FE49A56Nov 3, 2016
327687BE90EBCD95C9289C926CA6B614F5568Nov 7, 2016
32768D093547BAF13BE432DCA8027F514776CNov 9, 2016
37580899D00FFC81A36CC772DE8D9DC40CC28ENov 10, 2016
14336D8FD2FF427C91DFE9C720711728CFFDFJan 16, 2017
409605FC99835F6E6C29DB9324A1D371E4539Feb 4, 2017
425984938D37A6A14BA7E2B07C6E93E4B73199Feb 19, 2017
368649765BF61B3BA9FEFADE7F89A2AF34A47Mar 13, 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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_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_fdkhngaioieemngifhcjghfankkmbpca_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.