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File: chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
16384C7C460D5A8E0C1485F998455445E8773Sep 23, 2014
163846DAB645680997DC0E18D611CAEC31A44Oct 15, 2014
163840B421AA9685CBF3BC6D58DE0A47E8F1BOct 18, 2014
1638406E9DB72AC4B55F3E17A59C07266E90DNov 5, 2014
163848BDED871314CF7B881A7F7627748614DFeb 22, 2015
16384C4E92F73B9BFDFDFA2E0EBDF251B4525May 1, 2015
16384AE81EB0EF17EDE02DEB7B4B4A2F6D7F9Jul 10, 2015
16384925ECFA41047F2443B8F9C5890C279E0Aug 30, 2015
16384F256A0C05A20B2DABDB10AACFEEC4BBAOct 15, 2015
16384897F41B60B5B441A67EA5B57895B4173Oct 16, 2015
16384FAE6FBA0A6EB5E3729EBF4F7E6AFCC71Feb 14, 2016
16384536E7C55F040FAEF331D57570ECBD110Aug 7, 2016
1638409E36DDA4E9FDAAD7DB0193F77FC56A4Dec 10, 2016
16384293898A4BDB8EB0E92C8AC0ECB1D69BDJan 2, 2017
163844AAD1FF7AEE715FC81164EDC1118BA63Feb 27, 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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_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_klibnahbojhkanfgaglnlalfkgpcppfi_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.