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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_downspeedtest.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_downspeedtest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
36088AC89345F2746C8C83A03595184974A6Jul 23, 2015
3608C0D779FC25FE92C71CD3F756EDE18183Sep 1, 2015
3608FD88B3C67FB5AB5B092E519155E92666Oct 8, 2015
3608FEDF381A67C3BDD296E89F2F3C2D40EENov 19, 2015
670403FA7A4B9BD359918287D94C07CC5E25Jul 14, 2016
360851A55C4457EAE0B3593EA6ABC2EC4830Sep 29, 2016
670452458A271074A8366E29D2C594ED3E12Jan 3, 2017
567295B619ADCA960CA3940E00E66A6DA64BFeb 11, 2019

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_downspeedtest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal^

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

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