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File: chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608C8A1EB6EFB1C6163215640DB9BCF18BCOct 22, 2015
3608027ABC3DED9B28C2C4F7BF0A3B908054Nov 15, 2015
36085D7610E04708B86789F39E37631844AFNov 26, 2015
3608994C2A0D0550E923D83150AECC83ADFCDec 29, 2015
3608CF92B2D456ECB69A60949EC0B0501974Jan 24, 2016
3608BC5F789545B27C84B771EA1BCC002748May 12, 2016
3608B54EF2F9AD3C2CA6132BE96512AB18A3Oct 18, 2016
360898C3163FD6C3CD9F1940B8431DD9BCA2Dec 3, 2016
3608EA77AD8C4E780B970D7CF0874541A52DJan 27, 2017
3608EC1657C8E6867BCEC6EED26A487F1C98Jun 5, 2017
36082922A969272AE4E11DCA04EAD4863342Nov 29, 2015
36089F4200CD843D76C8DCB186A055EA6CAAFeb 15, 2016
360861C023908F9EF698F2497CCE103CABC2May 23, 2016
3608B0FF4E8ED290C1102FECE994EA7F7C97Jul 15, 2016
3608EA0E94CB22DD05C193346683F4BE6DBFMar 11, 2017
36082D2BD28C2432E90070B5F99D43D610E8Apr 5, 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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_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_papbadoldddalgcjcicnikcfenodpghp_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.