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File: chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608C7E573CA70FD81E1EB9DE83A10772FCEApr 12, 2014
3608FF3E02A63A7C41D433A8A5F53FF656A3Apr 12, 2014
360850D1414EE077A216DFB60149676011FEApr 18, 2014
3608687A0C70729800ABAE510597576B1087Apr 20, 2014
3608AA2A4791ABEA6EFCA4122F181F1FDCBAMay 2, 2014
3608A172B7D1B563E14A3E626A0F26F539FDMay 6, 2014
3608B946312F7F359677CE6173CBB8A3E4E7May 10, 2014
360810A846931153BC53C9BAFC41CA5D9E49May 17, 2014
3608C4E3E63CE2C960926411B22EFD819DCCMay 24, 2014
3608A8C4C6BF3D90014E06AF1E6C22211CA6May 25, 2014
3608524D3DE1762DDA7874483A85B2FB7C4BJun 3, 2014
36086A994694A8815759DDB3E23DFE40B089Jun 23, 2014
36080B05B1933514CABD85485898DB98241CJun 23, 2014
3608999EDD546C9943523C581EA168D84E8EJul 8, 2014
360842E5D52A5AC26CCB12C0EAA6FD2E1830Jul 21, 2014
360888761AEBF69909A0099675341147E13EAug 18, 2014
3608DA5A95C5CAE1663FBE5775A2E0A2C642Aug 30, 2014
3608BCD540EAA3AF47A54DC4D9D3F6D260E0Sep 25, 2014
3608451367BCA0CA99A956A7C5095DD27A88Oct 8, 2014
360861B09D045D1E5E0517E78FE57F749F02Nov 2, 2014
3608AFB98B631991E44F0BE630EBE53A91DFNov 8, 2014
3608D24EF30FBB918805EDBC202397A2F972Nov 24, 2014
3608528FD689DE0666E1249A7C3F78B407FCJun 4, 2015
3608598662A71B59E6AEB4AB8CEE902F3E07Sep 22, 2015
3608AF25EBD317E0F0A9E50960EE8F2D2336Oct 13, 2015
36081EB55F0D140248F4B31F66D8E9A142D9Oct 14, 2015
3608BBDC7CD1E131B94B9BA23D524ED103A9Apr 16, 2016
36082DEE6BF70F2C10FC77D561A25ADBD66ASep 18, 2016
3608A51208A457BD7D72C56645C9EAFFAE4BNov 15, 2016
3608ACECB2AD55F1F90A2BDE45BABA7EA187Dec 7, 2015
3608654AC8877FF4D85CBAABDAA10AA40FFFFeb 18, 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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_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_kfgaibfbmkjgmimhbbaikfnpkkjkpoan_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.