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Dear Matt and Exterminate it,

Thank you so much. This seems to have fixed the problem. Wow. That virus was in there pretty deep. A*G didn't even identify it. S****t would just freeze up when I tried to run it. But the update from Exterminate It, removed it.

Again, thanks.

Kind Regards,
Rev. Mel C. Montgomery

Brother Mel

File: chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage-journal

Location of chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

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

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

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

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

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

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


Different Variations of chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
118647BFD1E935B1C7395EE95B3A43C72B514Apr 13, 2014
10832CCFAB2539C9233CA8E1079021D973CD9May 5, 2014
118643871AC759155BCC556A61EB4C70A48E0May 14, 2014
14960E65C4FCC9D11B20B3D4593F345563998Jun 1, 2014
10832220CA0C1BBD276791CF1696B2F873D18Jun 2, 2014
1083224A492D8FEEFFBA1D6B7DC6C1FF7F4ADJul 30, 2014
12896F6734D8F23640BA951416A166D472494Jul 30, 2014
98005EC8ADDF3DC8EC050A91A1E9A1AF7FC1Aug 5, 2014
87683EDB16329BC4BADB92FBA2765C62A36EAug 23, 2014
6704BBF0D03B365C72CD2D3D4746CDC9B920Sep 4, 2014
108321B82C3F28F2D9C873325348EE27863E6Oct 16, 2014
16384ADAEAB2F8897BA1C3D3E9AB37E4632F5Dec 1, 2014
1638443E90F2C3120A2683B25A700A75235F8Feb 16, 2015
670474D3D9DECB8966B17CBE5CB83469F51CFeb 18, 2015
15992DE2FC8C4CC75CD165F694EF6D45CD72AAug 8, 2015
3608C75B73B7EFF6E443F7BB317E0E8FE56CSep 9, 2015
16384E252E01642C80136A5E8C83FCC2CEEC2Nov 19, 2015
16384B4C0634D3B68981454321FD6F40C5EF1Jul 10, 2016
16384395BFEFEBFD5379E50DA85DFB7F8E0B1Sep 5, 2016
16384FD132473BEFBBDD3389D1FEBF73C6346Sep 11, 2016
16384CF6ECC6FE02C1EC96046D37BD6865AD1Oct 31, 2016

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-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing chrome-extension_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_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_pehdhibmkmcipbeahabjgfhgngojeace_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.