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File: chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
215041277AC6B88B285AB124D1CFE44A5E364Apr 14, 2014
36864D0F784A71B1F4A573A6F55F0DB8BB07BApr 16, 2014
20480DBF9FAA1CF6955281847A5DFFA873DC0Apr 17, 2014
17408C5340575FB0B6CFA840EC4A22F6572A4Apr 23, 2014
24576FFA7B5DB904BCD51BC844B31CB11296EApr 24, 2014
215047BFECC20167D1AE072DE9468F01865F4May 1, 2014
21504A3158777CCEA1972582DE64FFAECD650May 13, 2014
1536053A34D9C1FBE0F6379F0E6EEAE269FD7May 30, 2014
17408EBF85D9C0A1E1CA7EE17BA8801C15F56Jun 3, 2014
15360FF83BCB1C44F362B5B50FAA558EA3F7AJun 14, 2014
26624349A12376D3A4DF64715B87AE588BDCEJun 23, 2014
18432E46DA96294743A0C344DA637EAF90BB0Jul 1, 2014
163840A81DC66D8A123A83B4E5B46662C621AJul 6, 2014
14336369811B2807F0CE9C2D9EB8D3F070E09Jul 25, 2014
20480A02CE700EADDBDDF9E7782EF5407DD56Jul 27, 2014
19456F5A1406C075AF27D9753BF3C8C2E53E4Aug 4, 2014
13312DB95D9BF8F5820358F2205310989E4BBAug 4, 2014
68608C4F8ED1F4F403C173209E583B83BCAD8Aug 15, 2014
16384F36868DE6634D0B18162DE65C9E14E3CAug 20, 2014
327683395A22E7A2B45D5DF51FF969BD73457Aug 24, 2014
14336765BF2147A43941A3DE8FC1558C90209Aug 31, 2014
1945671E01938948AB2239AD561973EBC27C2Sep 1, 2014
2252820806B469E02AEDE0BCFFD803BD91BF3Sep 9, 2014
153603574C46FB2EA251EEB3395444DEE70C6Sep 19, 2014
174086E449522C30AE12BF7681ECF55922BB0Sep 30, 2014
17408C32E15915A2589C93421E017F49E4F2AOct 16, 2014
31744EB9D42D07E7CA4894D129324EA8126E5Oct 21, 2014
450562E27D9EAFC07F9B8483CF19C9FDBA4F8Oct 30, 2014
153607023E850DC94785A6CAEE5A3ED4F5D20Nov 3, 2014
2252810065A9875DBFBDC7DC23AD30FA707D5Nov 6, 2014
113664E4F69A99666B65A1DA7EC930A1383EEDNov 9, 2014
1075200FB7384AD2AB1203025CE97E329B9526Nov 14, 2014
1331225A448CA6439EFD65EE99A0CA67D0371Nov 15, 2014
11264072604F8AC398FA0C994F38A52C9CAEA0Nov 15, 2014
201728263B1E2715EF6A0C1B45AB74D92FCFFCJan 9, 2015
104448AD94E07A3FA93B12D204D72732BE286AFeb 7, 2015
225283CA69836E4F01CA9E1C6BD7D7E155AAEFeb 7, 2015
1515523ACC5EA4BAF750BEF42863358AD00485Feb 17, 2015
15360961A7C5BBEB40F47796260DBF11315DEMar 11, 2015
2897924307FAF222336850ED427C49600AF04CApr 16, 2015
210944AC90F96C95B1EBF8728F27E85EDE3EDAApr 23, 2015
20480380B5FB08BD0024996131DEB46BB4380Apr 30, 2015
106496E6166A7F9B5C6D79329B5F25BA9353E0Apr 30, 2015
10035216C7ADBE04E3A79C0B4E97980A617F7CJun 4, 2015
137216DB0E8493557DD04F44EF01277CD2B075Jun 13, 2015
409600F912C20D07E6BA56C046489BB15C5BC4Jul 2, 2015
10240B8310804ED2E1015D6DA19786F3033AFAug 6, 2015
2355254F3EBD90E1DB9B6537760B28BD96B58Sep 8, 2015
67481686753356E7E7E5BD236F9BD1015E777ASep 19, 2015
265216BD72025B79A66B4A4D99E0F11A657051Sep 26, 2015
22220814811C59A907E7E52CFDE8DB9D637F09Oct 19, 2015
27545668948AB31F521E9B91ED3315F1FBB4F9Oct 23, 2015
194560A540F06A04E42D92E81DE9E662176A7Oct 28, 2015
16384B424EDB1C6C43E50EBF56021E0C8333ANov 10, 2015
2850816290F2701345D56F14FD9EE002949A2EBNov 20, 2015
1840128EFC48E253C198DCCD05BC70DA608BEF2Dec 6, 2015
2867202049D1CC1AFEDAB677147472ACC7027Dec 6, 2015
114688B253D4943B3D70E7D766BE928405FE8ADec 16, 2015
6225925FAD9C24E754C3DFF39888876FC40089Jan 7, 2016
736256B834E5E0EBA05CEAD172DD66F297165AJan 13, 2016
6707208507B761A4765F7F9BA65090A1797009Mar 27, 2016
5662722E80C9AA50571F610BF7DD3E14D9C5EFApr 17, 2016
229376B6FE86B9727989BD818A0E066307A5E5Apr 23, 2016
21504FE075B5C90824A215A5EDD17A8E88261Jun 7, 2016
23552EA3EF52FFF186AC3143360CF428A5D2BJul 5, 2016
246784B2CC9AFAEF5394018C4FC201FD321D59Jul 29, 2016
2744325E643B08F0B0F4A0DB3F3BD1DEF09062Aug 2, 2016
2024448EF4BD9BAC6DD0663393F3EC2096EF512Sep 18, 2016
225286BC061BCCEF6B2D15EFA4F7B53EED063Oct 26, 2016
1331207005F5EA9AED63CD6777C3C1B0E675CBOct 31, 2016
204802B8EE8D46C51CAB16E75443EA60A5FEBNov 10, 2016
49152E4D2BCB8B53FAC3759E9462D5A6E2140Dec 1, 2016
16896036B4151DDD6D12BA469924BD32A44EB5Mar 19, 2017
1116166A89466991D81C14B5337E2844E82963Apr 11, 2017
360448A561EE85F6F4CA296E1B20EA61E822EDApr 21, 2017
1945640C253D46846F79D6750E2BDF78F2BB4May 5, 2017
13312FD174C2DDBB716C09C771C83D0A9C1DCMay 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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.