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File: chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
12896812A904896C1B44D1EC6027FB440A18FApr 18, 2014
13928B0908CE70EACF3081F8E711747BA0E66Apr 19, 2014
56724ED2579BE26C0754E17BD040B7785710Apr 19, 2014
6704A4B8D73713DFD2D5928EA85A5B374DC4Apr 23, 2014
67045A1231F1076872CB0F95E8D6D4F07D22Apr 23, 2014
67045CF7F2A3445A190E438225658B7F9EF7Apr 24, 2014
67043BA84958930FA89626B0ADB5A71B7E45Apr 24, 2014
773616FA5DC44A1BC9C37F8DE6C47C7290E0Apr 25, 2014
10832A0922625F862C669526118781889C9A5Apr 29, 2014
670437A6D8DC3FD4845D923E391946CCB8D5May 6, 2014
4640527B598C63164B28902B7CA2B68EE4C5May 7, 2014
139283D86C2690D38D880283E164B6CF8A298May 15, 2014
10832E057D901CAFD46A208FA6764F832AF00May 16, 2014
7736919BBB18D8D062BE2F75A1201FD64730May 17, 2014
10832AFD5EC2C00DFF2CCFB7B1F9B6DE81E14May 20, 2014
4640F55C64DE576FC10376447DF1ABF2FE7EMay 21, 2014
11864C5A503289B77B4355059A4061FAE1AF2May 21, 2014
118642F348BF1DBD109A933C5BD607E7A3185May 29, 2014
87684E72606488326E6DD594CA4262CF0F09May 29, 2014
16384B0638524AB1A7F71FCCEDEDFFADAFD0DJun 6, 2014
1289630A068C019E49AF4BF7310B281C24CCCJun 13, 2014
16384B16660A055D1F68EA45A762A49B0B6CCJun 21, 2014
98005F5DEAD25B511E90D40DECE2CB7B02EEJul 8, 2014
108328E0C5DF80516556C822C1F370420923CJul 9, 2014
12896E9611BE00C655344D88624D1E043CF43Jul 11, 2014
128960F0011767381F4EF6D68FC2EE3BE88CEJul 26, 2014
149609E1EDBB3339CD0DFFCE350846C94A83BJul 29, 2014
128965671C776D61FBB8C4BAA94E0ABB0E52DJul 30, 2014
139287857AAEE427604C63053D4FD3B96526DJul 30, 2014
9800B737BD29CE3BA5787E06E1DA97ABA1C6Aug 16, 2014
67046A30A240979034A2165DB54F0424C17AAug 19, 2014
14960CBC4F2F54F6C33292F28EFF93098B7A2Sep 4, 2014
46403A72B5A769BDF5FCB26A2D83A096704BSep 7, 2014
14960E47B263372F86EA41579A078ABB74F03Sep 14, 2014
118649485113800F677F092C1EA0BF9F350D1Oct 4, 2014
980067773A52E202A4085A5B663D4A29E43FOct 22, 2014
163840CD803D1C69746F0C331917E1AA6F6D0Oct 27, 2014
1186418561236D4025BCC5CE9FC4F0662BDFFDec 3, 2014
16384908FF8B0EB32EC0A0141438C04F6534DFeb 18, 2015
1638484DAB4DE3568971140CE3D1791CF27D8Mar 3, 2015
77364AAABC87DB2AB58EDCA83712FDCADC8FDec 20, 2015
567212D5AD1B79E806E229D3A9D11F9E3991May 2, 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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_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_iagcajndpnfncplednpbnkahadegklfa_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.