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File: http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

Location of http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

If you find http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608B4A959DB0B29F4007EE01D1B1375870BMay 7, 2015
36084D5781189D6079F8B2DDD27DC9B19BC9Jun 15, 2015
3608D87D0FF0127937DC61014751F495CBADJul 15, 2015
36086E5EED7AC281D934053719A1DA752C37Aug 11, 2015
4640C541EDDE73D846BCE988074CA1BE2546Oct 18, 2015
36084B2CDFB0DB818A4F1E6545992A89ABC6Nov 28, 2015
3608AB42F0552DA7433496D3075C885D5EA0Feb 3, 2016
360812E4C579B3669ACF3F681F5540A0DF02Feb 5, 2016
3608D6937E259CB45FAF760722679BCC22C3Feb 8, 2016
36089CA1B7811B136F4DB5E82170B02D772DMar 24, 2016
36080153F2E641A5B08C880A94A1CF9E37E5May 14, 2016
3608FCDDC4AEB571B40CFBD0E7FB65BD678FMay 25, 2016
36088BFED0E2F7F9AB7D8A753E155915F480Jun 5, 2016
3608EBAA5A5E87581A300DBF6885745F9727Jun 24, 2016
3608AD314A388DBBD170F2B3CA0864520178Sep 16, 2016
3608D70B697658D7AA3A1E59232AAA9A0BC2Oct 12, 2016
567298843590117B10EC72C0E82266B9D375Dec 2, 2016
36083F9DC3D4976714C8A0B880BF53A12CCADec 13, 2016
36088E078E5B736C10859D8EA760CE395D0EJan 19, 2017
3608A5AB2D4770222420D453BAAB873E51BFJan 26, 2017
3608F445C400914400C1BF24A0994E6A7EBCMay 19, 2017
3608CF857E7CACA7F3153465F425D999B6D0Dec 22, 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 http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.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_audiotoaudio.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.