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File: chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1083287E30AFA779802E5CD5226EDAA194194Aug 24, 2014
7736931545838453B063E506CF38472C81B2Sep 5, 2014
10832C87DD5C260AD875F8FB45545BFBB0609Oct 8, 2014
13928525290DC3897532E4929585301780816Dec 31, 2014
16384571F1A94AE099954A5AFFFF67FCA085FFeb 13, 2015
1638481BA29326956071A6D43790BB5157F72Mar 3, 2015
12896FAFC10E60190B19ABAAA4D321F0F95D4Jun 23, 2015
9800E87B1DFA930CC21CC0E28095B0491770Aug 13, 2015
87686406C447DB1E6C56A8754A978759DB60Dec 30, 2015
16384FF34445F16F8AF8878ADE9ECCF48C32BMar 18, 2016
1638417AB1BB491006F769017D9CB8282712FMay 19, 2016
149608AAAD39DF9B7BCF86E3688B05C5D8804Sep 17, 2016
16384334820580D7CF5CC2E614A2C95EBDA91Mar 11, 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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_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_niljpgchbakifofpdbooagpeodjdppeh_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.