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File: chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal

If you find chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608FCEE3A18B043E225652ED3F700C89126Jun 23, 2014
16384FE1802C5A75ADED2AF6EA63755BD968CJun 23, 2014
4640244340F75D917483375AE97DE68F9CCCJun 26, 2014
876801EB25A8A52D538C2CBAE9E28D97FCC5Jun 27, 2014
16384576576456587169672CD547D070936B1Jun 29, 2014
16384028DD162031623A601508DB91F28418EJul 2, 2014
876841E338A1E745A9D10F6090E8CE4EFBE2Jul 14, 2014
87687E7097C885CDCEA8EAFC8B84D7F1E934Jul 19, 2014
3608D92486F03A08A3EB5F9615503E06B621Jul 24, 2014
16384E37B548E230FE0AE4936D5E74873F430Aug 2, 2014
4640D0DF3DEDA48E673BE83633618A1F79D8Aug 19, 2014
36085ADD154C456247FC9927FDAF39C8DC1AAug 24, 2014
1638484D8BA1F65FB602BEA0967203D476C29Sep 12, 2014
360873E70B25DCB413D84F9FDBB1DFCE3CB9Sep 13, 2014
3608343A9CBDD9120FE1A3897EC5DD976E21Sep 17, 2014
87685BEBF0CF94D2D723ED62C9B023E0EF50Oct 17, 2014
16384E4DAD88942351AB071114754B9F792BANov 4, 2014
36084AC10AC79DD923F48EF8B6C6F0B5AC0ANov 7, 2014
8768A01CBFF398645263F2F158062ACFDD07Nov 9, 2014
876886276F7B88E2B61EB56FA444B0F60FFANov 12, 2014
773663B9CCC664A044C5C4BB31812EF402DDDec 5, 2014
8768060D66E0A43FD2C09DFD61396C7C60E7Dec 10, 2014
1638480CDBC98EE8DDD1A3E3207C6EBAFAE8DMay 1, 2015
3608D5C267DA6195191C04E771D9651ECCD0Jun 29, 2015
1638473D3899BCA1C311DA1CAB52C3B6979C1Jun 29, 2015
360838EB7C10A7CC5619E3D4479ECB9680B0Jul 6, 2015
7736B77E8545730EAB55A01A6F9345A745DDSep 14, 2015
567214B2DC1C7C7498223C07E358953F3230Oct 30, 2015
16384D200F80E36B6C6BB91C827FC397D0E3CDec 9, 2015
464074843426096F57B30574D2474869AFC9Jan 21, 2016
8768102D3E2588D7CD51F7C3A24C95281144Feb 2, 2016
16384A60497BA8876C1153E7FF179E9FCDFB2Feb 26, 2016
46401C7FA18D0D1BCB2EA002ECEAB76B5A9CMar 25, 2016
4640CC6D24AF75300E31808F3EAE2FBA7FD4Jun 17, 2016
464027E938B4B638BDE43A42A8C751825B29Aug 5, 2016
77360DCE121E38FE521FF98574F028107AFDSep 2, 2016
77367AAEAA4353C2983358D40540514DB721Jan 29, 2017
1638469B2D8DF0515FB63F745DBAAC731E1A0Mar 1, 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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_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_pbjikboenpfhbbejgkoklgkhjpfogcam_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.