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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_filesharefanatic.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_filesharefanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
36085F2AC39BC48ADAB9268EB3D094D61B42Jun 1, 2014
46402FD0EFA712E77F7730A5EA4B64E82A6EAug 1, 2014
3608F81D2C0A08EF367DF6419417D5FD2B44Aug 11, 2014
36081164A399A87A869F0E88DEDA2527DF9CSep 9, 2014
360899363381939E039145F35057E36A86E0Oct 14, 2014
3608E854BFB54CB29F616B018CC2F094C5EBOct 27, 2014
3608AEAC9817D54EB06F17705BDEFFF0F496Jan 8, 2015
4640B725DFEEF492E8D22ACC7F5B029DA47DFeb 6, 2015
3608C3FA1273A77221D4A44989D0CF27F3CEMar 18, 2015
3608B5F10DF9FB8028F32464154E937EB067Apr 13, 2015
3608C16EB398A6B37D21D328E2B73565E42BApr 14, 2015
56729B75B1D698D8EEE2E98964F2426FF2FCApr 30, 2015
5672283BD5A9E0EB3454F05B8C984422A87BMay 2, 2015
3608732B75C9015E9C812B47E0F65F5381ABMay 2, 2015
36082A78978BEF05F44B47386B3320546C18Jul 20, 2015
3608D705F4592D79D2823C3E1B310B724544Jul 29, 2015
56720DAA0A5AE4C757232DA5DEFBA3706388Sep 30, 2015
56723AA29060C481717ADCE16ED589C8B6E5Nov 14, 2015
360884C855F20422EC51EDB4B110F162504FNov 24, 2015
36082ED8AFD4AE18034CD9A921C053C5CB20Dec 12, 2015
5672AD84D294A75E63043DAC9AE9D8F29809Jan 14, 2016
36083024FD9BF0FC2A2B9F8FCC327D6CBCEBJan 22, 2016
360874D7968D47F6211C1B5F82828218A7BAJan 26, 2016
3608A1634345975EB54C21075EB75E4089C9Apr 11, 2016
36080F0615C3E24FDEA2BB5EA470288300BBApr 30, 2016
56729B4A514E58E1EB146FE30B389BF213A8May 4, 2016
567215D7D4F2D8E2F97A1BC2F532F0DED45BJun 14, 2016
567272363E84C09ABE0D9C55BBB61098B993Jul 3, 2016
36085865AE2D62E9491354AD1C9BAF0C1382Aug 4, 2016
5672028E56C1AB81D94FD87E7777594D8CD5Aug 31, 2016
3608271A9C5726506C4B088A09D844B51EC9Oct 31, 2016
36080DE864E7ABC47D9BABCF87CC3213C0DADec 7, 2016
5672E04438D046FE0CABAEC8566FDC0B590DJan 27, 2017
567231BD60C91522B9FC159A55857BC38DC9Jan 29, 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_filesharefanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal^

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

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