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File: http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal

Location of http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal

If you find http_apps.conduit.com_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 http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608CA6C68071F3F7BB73BB00948D66FAB93Dec 15, 2015
15992701E92AFEDCD8DBBFF5E8B7FA10D19CAJan 3, 2016
3608F15344AA08E62C92C32F5E1B4D6C688DJan 19, 2016
3608AF56DEA829F9ACF0D08613DC3AA19A2CJan 23, 2016
36082F163CEA7DDA1C9C1665C78FFED19A48Apr 18, 2016
3608753D5738D657CB497BA7E57EE03ECBF9Jun 2, 2016
3608965756833D072D14867FC3C12D3F8ED7Jun 24, 2016
3608E6ABA1C1579275E23750310D7E4E1951Aug 9, 2016
3608B6192843188C681CCFE784A7C53F9A4DSep 6, 2016
360804A0466AB7623CDD47A148D4C6DB523BOct 7, 2016
360803432B4EB844B894D66A4022E3B93298Oct 28, 2016
3608C91441D487A25E17E3F3CF6F7FED7895Dec 7, 2016
3608DDA13909F37AFB178F7CF475A0B80594Jan 10, 2017
3608E8B370E3A5D090B6519ED790C24D3EBCFeb 3, 2017
3608B70CECDBE12B2AA86F993813BAB74FC8Feb 7, 2017
670491E1AA3BF6603C30FAE7439965099EF8Feb 17, 2017
3608BD39B242E9E1ABB67AE48AEFFD1B8B60Mar 21, 2017
36085E6DA7D39B095E79887BF945463C3A9EMay 31, 2017
8768B8D7E6506C977D59FF97C2A502E93863Sep 17, 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 http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the http_apps.conduit.com_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 http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of http_apps.conduit.com_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 http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_apps.conduit.com_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 http_apps.conduit.com_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 http_apps.conduit.com_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 http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_apps.conduit.com_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 http_apps.conduit.com_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 http_apps.conduit.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.