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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_homeworksimplified.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_homeworksimplified.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
307273A658CE66E64685A1378AFD7519C92FMay 4, 2014
307235A3255DD3A45FFD3F02112E4BD35B6CJul 13, 2014
4096DBE7B296E49164A831C5A764D977D4C8Aug 19, 2014
40968E28F84C5FEED6ECFDE1E09732AF13D6Sep 2, 2014
4096FC62BB5844CA35159ADAE297FFEB33E6Oct 3, 2014
40966A2CB17A3CA8EC7AE311ACC9B3AE6282Oct 8, 2014
4096C8ACE0872D40B7F90CBE11B6AF3DB0E3Dec 21, 2014
5120C8E35E9DA4768361D8F567D1EB733FAAJan 27, 2015
5120571B7A113A452EE74482F5F15F62C074Mar 3, 2015
409625D27BAC057D780A3615D8B001F288D7Jun 15, 2015
4096B5ED2D2B9CFC9BD804885EAD0F66A36CJul 26, 2015
51203CDCD5541EDBD58451ABA273CE97EAD5Aug 24, 2015
5120F1E2A45DF9EF3DA27CEF86B0DC93D43EOct 18, 2015
5120162D676CA147AE3258DF17450EA8D2E7Nov 5, 2015
51208A2ED0BAA44628C921E4C848179030F9Dec 14, 2015
40967CF9B74C5377855CF6E3D20464D08C05Dec 30, 2015
512036818A0E991772103BA5338C284D5087Mar 7, 2016
512025AE8C529DC44A0D08F3C6C98FDF73E7Apr 1, 2016
5120C93D177ECF9E211F59405D9E518E3B36Apr 2, 2016
5120AA8639AE7A2D1B25AD0B13260B6A943FApr 7, 2016
512012CB2A440632168EA2203D3C42549F95May 23, 2016
5120A23E3BF65B4FBA05FA4E18EE5156AC2FMay 24, 2016
7168A3771B15331A0ABF753D3A26AE6F4905Aug 10, 2016
6144B1F41BC297D33177C8D8B9EBC64FAD0FSep 20, 2016
5120B1CFC9FCC9F2CCB6FB493F55C493C619Oct 17, 2016
51209A55F0C2EB9788D8A92CE1A9D7B70C5COct 26, 2016
5120E36CFD77CF4897E070F247516676D294Dec 13, 2016
6144294DCA3D47B6D1607E7D7FE94FB8DBA1Jan 11, 2017
51207CE554CE66640843DD9F007369B0816BJan 23, 2017
614403049DA7E0F47B56492BAC52A0E6B39FFeb 12, 2017
5120893572DD1D2D27AC07FF7179922C030DMar 11, 2017
61448DD58C9AC1C620A21B29261B2FD6B99BApr 14, 2017
6144C05B7776552CBDCAD1BEC3559482D366May 13, 2017
409674E63A54BD370D18518FABA77AE5D9D7May 19, 2017
1228833D0CAC56068CD4FDBC49A9E80D02B84Oct 26, 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_homeworksimplified.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_homeworksimplified.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_homeworksimplified.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_homeworksimplified.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_homeworksimplified.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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