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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_easypdfcombine.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_easypdfcombine.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

If you find http_easypdfcombine.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_easypdfcombine.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_easypdfcombine.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
360808DC2D26276E90EA221A64BF68ADCBD2Aug 4, 2015
3608D5E40F69A0D086E954EED8A6C613BBA3Aug 18, 2015
3608A1C7A6A1EEEF1C57B558711EEC90A355Aug 18, 2015
3608A38270434E00608554555E4C802AC016Oct 29, 2015
3608E1621A321FCB6E874DDD8A2F5D2C6876Feb 21, 2016
360864E2DF0693BD2CC94B53E51A9CE6D530Apr 15, 2016
36088951A383DA3B99457E85B372FC94423EJul 23, 2016
36084C7CEB1E9B320EC49BE92AEA807C61E0Aug 4, 2016
3608D14845F63E6C2B1AE05E3B1C9F575DBFAug 14, 2016
3608F124C9FA4C839BCC95D62479EA73E5DDSep 23, 2016
36082770CFD6AF5D9CD143902AD10829C5DBOct 27, 2016
360884D0486C06F1481A1459BFF26340922EDec 21, 2016
6704E7840DAD83619AE00929C2A3712BB94FJan 16, 2017
36089C719E7569E71857E3EFA1CCD52B0BA4Feb 8, 2017
7736A5E7AD95C7AFD0D03E385812FE2DCE57Feb 23, 2017
360891209D77111F48B40871C947FF08073FJun 26, 2017
3608D2338513A1D8FC86AD9B0CFCC8C8C2DDNov 4, 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_easypdfcombine.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal^

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

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