Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:699,443 Last Update:October 12, 11:44


I have had major computer issues in the last week. I was infected with the Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans. After researching the net for possible solutions, i found they are extremely difficult to remove. I tried a variety of spyware removal tools to no avail. To do it manually is near on impossible.
The symptoms are, computer runs slow, constant ad pop ups, hijacking of emails, theft of information and locking of a variety of functions.
I then found buried deep in a google search a link to Exterminate It. After reading it, I downloaded to do a free scan and a lot of stuff no other spyware had found showed up. So i went searching the locations and sure enough the files where there on my system. I tried removing them with no luck. So i spent the $25 usa to activate.
It removed all but 4. I was disappointed that the Trojans once again reloaded and my problems continued. So, i used the SUBMIT STATE service. I supplied all the info i could gather, pop up addys and what they were for , what others programs had found and Exterminate had missed etc. Within 24 hours i received and email telling me they had updated there system and to download it. I rescanned the system and it deleted all the previous locked files.
Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans have not done their re appearing act since and my comp is running normal again.

It's worth remembering the addy or downloading it to see what it finds. I had no problems doing so in anyway with this program. They done what they said they would on there web site in under the time frame.


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File: chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\ChromeDefaultData\Local Storage\chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\ChromeDefaultData\Local Storage\chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
367616BF056E5D62088A79067F66C5DB1841FBJul 31, 2015
419840FDFC9A64EDE43719C7738320792BD8BCSep 25, 2015
372736D563EB67AB925BD32DD595488E5AF4C7Sep 30, 2015
468992E6F0EE46F0593E47E39C660B222A3FBDOct 19, 2015
58982416A88A71857817BD9BFB0B4CA3FA3922Nov 21, 2015
4423688DF5917AB1BB5064506D3A343E983E8FNov 24, 2015
589824114FF67F46C9831C1611F6285FD5F2F5Nov 30, 2015
549888E794DA9701D5CE491BC80D85D5747C1FDec 10, 2015
953344B3B21D3EDC2FD2E24C7D7998F250E104Dec 19, 2015
1044480A1800844C0B18164B4105AEC1E953CB1Dec 28, 2015
104960062252418EF131EA8B025E212B1E420A0Jan 1, 2016
65945651662E313CBA40DEA9E80425702F8FFCJan 5, 2016
1435648661FB72460BF48D3D0535731EC7FE36DJan 13, 2016
10997760DEFA16DA08A63F5F68563837669E9F3Jan 16, 2016
412672F026DD3BE63332DC7C7402A2B6D0109CJan 25, 2016
5427203432DF9811F59F6947EFF81272FBF0E5Jan 27, 2016
39219272124EFACB3CDD1B39336AAAEDC992A7Feb 4, 2016
720896D2C67469670B6DE3B5B6DB52DEC71CE2Feb 4, 2016
405504857D3F27AE545947C6672C19029F9A04Feb 4, 2016
425984A6BD8A1A7C47966EA56A1F1D2F1471E3Feb 11, 2016
458752BB032D58B6D52AD4D921FEA709942966Feb 13, 2016
419840BD47A0B7F8557F67AE5D6E0D8A439A02Feb 14, 2016
3614727714C0CAD7547C299800C27CFC398E24Feb 22, 2016
4259842C82CD69B93F2F71D1F9108A66AEC0E6Feb 29, 2016
4177924E0460CE0CBE6FEFAABB30367AF7C061Mar 12, 2016
4259848874462D677FAD473B5EBAEF4E0E6BE8Apr 3, 2016
950272C90F404C993A49292A92848D6E3E7F33Apr 7, 2016
983040CC7FC1EB61A575E36D1D64AC49877115Apr 10, 2016
1146880247294B3D2EE792C3B3A13BFA023AADBApr 17, 2016
2949120E0C62F49FB3FA12E0883962289C384C1Apr 27, 2016
121241699F96C3BD9ABACFEFA1EB137590FDA88May 2, 2016
1277952F8F7D1DC96A50AE9D584B474B5D42FC3May 9, 2016
1277952206F52F76B714C4CC24232E9F7775783May 13, 2016
6553608F906C84C48AFC2CB8F75479F4CC4A20May 17, 2016
4055047EF353B06B24F5DB31657F5CB18439BEMay 25, 2016
38502496CC9FACBC443EBE1A440FF5DE731469May 25, 2016
16056321930B3F6E62A099D050BCD32AA85E5F6May 28, 2016
1638400769F413114AB6274AF901960AFCA70ADMay 31, 2016
13762567C9B4DC38FFD85B6F97374D0AAE92F83Jul 5, 2016
11468808BD00E0968DA941AEFA18353A0943ED4Aug 8, 2016
43417655C479E183B2888CA092B45B35B58E65Aug 29, 2016
25190412322A457CBDCA24A458E1EF10B7A290Sep 26, 2016
1376256D86AAE03B07AD60D5BC280FB9F1A7762Oct 6, 2016
40652897D24CEDC2A874893BA5DAA8E3BD5D78Nov 18, 2016
17039364497D8C14CC2CA064983A1869F1B6A9EDec 2, 2016
24576F944129C6BA659F7E100F1C6BD3D1BDCDec 3, 2016
4259843225D814353F6F939F476EF913F9B6A3Dec 13, 2016
235529A9686E6FAE9CE88E931D4DC77698FCDDec 18, 2016
1409024CC473A7E307CFECD48446D1788B4E432Dec 29, 2016
1277952FF589872793093E789F2DC719D8064D5Jan 12, 2017
589824246D50E2058F881D0F2817D630E11617Jan 29, 2017
36864C186F023B948398FAB3D6B245B72B13EJan 31, 2017
23552FFC4B896B22CB94D14948D50824EDD50Feb 4, 2017
26624B836C86A8047E32A4AF59375BA2F5CA2Feb 16, 2017
40960026ADC38F220B1B2D3FFC81D30D3733D0Feb 27, 2017
22528F31113CC8AB302710B487755D60D8463Apr 5, 2017
6359042572040CDDE5AC2B17F2753E1BD6AC78Apr 15, 2017
140902436174E354B8EA03CC1C0DB42F88A11CEApr 22, 2017
2867265EFED2A60317BDC04A188AF72702870May 3, 2017
1376256EE271E52679008585C76662A6082E8FBMay 7, 2017
215047E3D81712A919FF8B6F8DD2B97DC9E3EJun 16, 2017
3870726224E5EAC1CDA5BF346091D23AFABD17Oct 31, 2018

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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_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_jihpaielhdfkkagjmckmlhmoplfgaaoa_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.