Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:700,085 Last Update:March 01, 12:55


I have had major computer issues in the last week. I was infected with the Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans. After researching the net for possible solutions, i found they are extremely difficult to remove. I tried a variety of spyware removal tools to no avail. To do it manually is near on impossible.
The symptoms are, computer runs slow, constant ad pop ups, hijacking of emails, theft of information and locking of a variety of functions.
I then found buried deep in a google search a link to Exterminate It. After reading it, I downloaded to do a free scan and a lot of stuff no other spyware had found showed up. So i went searching the locations and sure enough the files where there on my system. I tried removing them with no luck. So i spent the $25 usa to activate.
It removed all but 4. I was disappointed that the Trojans once again reloaded and my problems continued. So, i used the SUBMIT STATE service. I supplied all the info i could gather, pop up addys and what they were for , what others programs had found and Exterminate had missed etc. Within 24 hours i received and email telling me they had updated there system and to download it. I rescanned the system and it deleted all the previous locked files.
Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans have not done their re appearing act since and my comp is running normal again.

It's worth remembering the addy or downloading it to see what it finds. I had no problems doing so in anyway with this program. They done what they said they would on there web site in under the time frame.


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File: chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage

Location of chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage

If you find chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
143364D2DBF6531A8FEAEDED419D99A5730F4Apr 13, 2014
14336749A43CF9BDEBA82282752606691CB7DMay 5, 2014
153603DD0C58A38683FC3469976FAA2C7BDBAMay 14, 2014
174084D62F2E36900A74A33BDD0041F02C2F5Jun 1, 2014
14336838CDAAB1C7027ADD59C4D09569451F3Jun 2, 2014
12288659D68AF2CC69C1FB430761F68D9F03AJun 7, 2014
163846BE9CB7DD281570670D3ED09CA0E49D0Jul 19, 2014
13312A2ED082B2823B39E1A2826211C67B739Jul 30, 2014
16384450692EC97D0FCA1B348FA0692DA23A6Jul 30, 2014
133124CFC3E3C243C2102B752146A79067308Aug 5, 2014
122884C21B38079816F4BF0E1BAF02676E4A4Aug 6, 2014
1228806AEB4C4B56CF408176B1AD50FC313FBAug 23, 2014
11264525607E5B00344302AC76CAAF26E66ADSep 4, 2014
26624585C14AD552A1934952FA1F647C2C1C1Oct 25, 2014
13312D6183A71ED59D0F404A93FE51874BF8FNov 10, 2014
98304E4E6DDC585F12087F6A7FA4FB1A4F00DDec 1, 2014
230400C381CE53682A752EF2B83C4D3C63D905Feb 16, 2015
9625640B72467B5382FB96D76133CD618F84EFeb 18, 2015
20480713F46718FAEC8F919CD2BD62366CAA3Aug 8, 2015
19456802BBFF57C03A648C10570A2B6065764Sep 8, 2015
10240BF541FC5FA75FE487B6E51B68314EC5ASep 9, 2015
502784F57A6AED784B32FEFC934BC302A92087Nov 26, 2015
18053129C913C055E5592ECECDDD8C86B429077Dec 6, 2015
29491265382784F49710E02F953D33F68734A5Apr 12, 2016
32768018A998B660C48032D4E133270BC601E3May 21, 2016
5632061A6644E8664A2053E3004457FA3343CJul 10, 2016
5079048523F950AF7EEDF909735A11BED7BF5DSep 5, 2016
2252869B85F0F58C905BFC2BDAD272537D130Sep 11, 2016
13004861B3530FBF204971E2C462A2FAB078CCOct 31, 2016
4085764849E0AA101F612438ACA7588A0D6719Jan 31, 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage, 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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.