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File: chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
21504DDDEC9149D96D56F3EE0EE9377514D1EMay 19, 2014
14336D18A340D230811E820AAF0FCF512FC31Jun 4, 2014
17408BFA0995633C68D2F8D8568D86A786E71Sep 3, 2014
194567FF0CFAB370C443E92B68481D54D7AB7Sep 10, 2014
10547284594940B18BF572B5DA03BC515A82D8Dec 19, 2014
11161656897FF5672541BF42A14C63E15930F5Feb 14, 2015
16384C5C48456BF7DDD6AB2C0BDE392C18A50Feb 26, 2015
394240125152EA3BF325E28106B0FB6603F00BJun 10, 2015
194569AF1898DFE56A12EE8F679C853933539Aug 7, 2015
921600A5206A673B918B7F71F789AAF25E60FOct 17, 2015
306176827B0A451427F38A5E23D97E20EED5C7Nov 27, 2015
19456FFB1ADFD65061F5768D0AD1A39E206A5Jan 8, 2016
6031368AF3C352453CD0C03675A57CCE36EA8DJan 18, 2016
14336861126BE77D7EFB20CDA84D5551FFCB9Mar 2, 2016
1536002C1672F25B4865375867600C39148DDApr 12, 2016
107520CF8AE31237150FFD6707796D0D582599Oct 26, 2016
297984CB6974F2AA48B75B4D2C75C2ACBA4725Dec 5, 2016
171008E7DAC848AC4AFDDBEAF029D1F56EB505Mar 2, 2017
12288B89D782F6E705F13C6BE8A6345809CA4Jun 18, 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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_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_inoghaienhbphmgelfkaijpkcmmhjcbj_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.