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File: chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

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

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

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

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

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

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


Different Variations of chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
128963237FF4A4796F361AC3EDB0E118121EFApr 14, 2014
16384B8C045511FD98180FC3F595259FA0209Apr 16, 2014
149604DBC8B3018017D65840556F9A5421446Apr 24, 2014
149606A0C408D54A3F833D2317FD0CD90CD74May 1, 2014
1392854E5C63F7040676EF739AFD7AE8D1BBEMay 13, 2014
1083274172CB45CEEF959E61CC55104824154May 30, 2014
980069D11A636B6DC480AC59A2DA30D20110Jun 3, 2014
876898739A1AF3F881E5D61B59CB8DFF5308Jun 14, 2014
16384E1BEFB9F23091056750ED3449775DA50Jun 23, 2014
12896A2B831AD694720A8072AD1D7D9B07295Jul 6, 2014
108329332361343844025E60B44025BF99060Jul 27, 2014
4640E1940E1E9B81C853EDFD3BA60766E05DAug 4, 2014
1496074A0670C9CE7A9832936AE0E89E5AE5AAug 4, 2014
128961D1286C6793BABD7852E087DEFDA4F4DAug 15, 2014
1638446CBFF2BB853D358A9CB04CECDBDAF05Aug 24, 2014
773656A9B7FB981F0D6FB9A17B5D61274136Aug 31, 2014
12896970E1A7546D26B935D08D8B17026D17DSep 1, 2014
8768AD5B8D726174D78F3678CD9E8A10A553Sep 9, 2014
98007EFF3E4E913F5CF4042F5E738F86FE99Sep 19, 2014
9800335583B79D508EABBA11054BBCE27B72Sep 30, 2014
14960A2948D34F6C2386EC2E03234D823DBA4Oct 16, 2014
16384F7D0469060BA3086B4AE015D39FEEEF0Oct 30, 2014
8768B28A815259E830AB4E6467F9112B3591Nov 3, 2014
159921791E6A0CF34F42D93F3BD6755E8821BNov 6, 2014
16384821D19643EFF6725B755BB2C58B0C268Nov 9, 2014
1496009A1E11D005F47CF72ADCADDD7B8B19FNov 14, 2014
1638498EC9EFEA478FF9C01B6F05EF395FD96Nov 15, 2014
36084078B584D06E2363FC6C4CF8542C8964Nov 15, 2014
163846041FD3D07A58F6AE5621C76153504D5Jan 9, 2015
128967DEE3D0CD079EC5952B405E322AA97FDFeb 7, 2015
16384330BDB4ED2E000FB4CB56C83883E9D9CFeb 17, 2015
16384A27BD45F45B209AC40D9DAD43F3DD2E7Feb 18, 2015
16384C610194E9F89C269E6F3BFBD2AD244DAApr 16, 2015
163847A456DB5D98475C7BEA20E8E414E3EE9Apr 23, 2015
12896E880456A11ECA9F20A0CF7D6F0D92BD0Apr 30, 2015
163841596468AB5BA21560CBD0385EEC65B80Apr 30, 2015
11864941F231E25F5B7320DB41909EB474FE9Jun 4, 2015
1638495895D51074435D12030660FA3B25038Jun 13, 2015
16384E8CA55E0FDCFE897CE7689B86D7C0B88Jul 2, 2015
16384833CDF8DED570B8EEF879AD30E65934CSep 26, 2015
163842BFB79B0339FC5C02625E93AF0B68A34Oct 19, 2015
118646D998FDF703361E74D94433DE993719DOct 28, 2015
8768337BBFCA910DFD0E6BAE63CA64A96FB5Nov 10, 2015
16384DDDC490B48E94FD1EA89A2E5DC424F09Dec 6, 2015
15992522A3CDA2F1CCC3BB7AF709E9B04F922Apr 7, 2016
16384A3367C24BBCD01A5CFD0C989F8BD3174Apr 16, 2016
149600B35A3D9E2F1F8E88C918361941A5968Jun 7, 2016
14960775F2638DE081B724314BF0B1F1AFE01Jul 5, 2016
163845923CEAD51F635EC1032C49AC2589A19Jul 29, 2016
13928D87CE5651A0CB06FBE7F3BAC2D872519Oct 26, 2016
1638430CFE88BDFA98737269BB3965C53A96COct 31, 2016
16384FCCFC73F58DE063FF690C5FA9815E766Mar 19, 2017
163843DF8A0F46276F165D01F207F7BEF0567Apr 11, 2017
1083270C790F7DCB5F026EB3E34DFBE1C0405May 5, 2017
3608D0FD6943CD8CD1764FC5BF2C67272A36May 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-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_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_jhfhkgkmljpbkafmkljgfmaokgcaiiee_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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