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File: chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608840B4AF325246CCB3312E41A2237AE1CAug 1, 2014
3608E7DF60E7DD274F6D36C11881DD743800Aug 9, 2014
360872C9B657FFC359E2CC5869AF28F516CDAug 21, 2014
3608643B62D640CB37D9ADBA9192F21A3A9BSep 12, 2014
3608B2BA662D23CE362989DFC354AA4CF8AFSep 17, 2014
360876FEF249393EE0710297CD3E9F96A5E4Oct 8, 2014
3608F11908F35A84E4BFEDB394CA26BE1BDCOct 9, 2014
3608B6BC2AC943AD24ED1FE17D74158041E6Feb 12, 2015
36082F41EDE5632A390A0541FEBE9E2B60D6Jul 8, 2015

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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_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_ffhfoagmjcnkolneahbpagjcjjaeofbg_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.