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File: http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

Location of http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

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

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

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

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

If you find http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_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 http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
51201996C177DC256ECEC68EF39297886426Jan 10, 2016
5120903E18E92F678481F0F7DD642BC02987Feb 18, 2016
614424EB636A5E91F202392F8655EBD6372DApr 18, 2016
716847E7F3E4AFB0267377FBDDEC273F5BACSep 2, 2016
5120A102B8C2DB590FBB6A886629D447A9C9Oct 5, 2016
7168C7A50E40BFDA898CFABED4E09EA61C94Nov 12, 2016
6144E20B1CF70C4496CA10EBE8B5F68F3E24Jan 28, 2017
614458F31E4C360CB9DF5746E0315D0A9225Feb 15, 2017
716818EF2D4A8CE30BBAB7801CB17F86BB51Mar 28, 2017
61441829C65BEDB24A927EB16F7F03D62006Jun 2, 2017
6144CFFBCBD039D83C4947BD04649FC9A754Jun 2, 2017
51205D3C3B0D07F22215051056FD5FB8B6E0Jun 18, 2017
614423039298BE0611E2B03849C34FADE110Jan 1, 2018

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_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

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

    • The deletion of http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_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 http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_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 http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_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 http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_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 http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_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 http_directionsace.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.