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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
360852610F81E58BC35CEB10DEC46828B814May 4, 2014
3608FE3764F6069BB83634CA9E47DC244C68Jul 13, 2014
3608017CB1112D29EE2F04F4964F5C8D07F6Aug 19, 2014
360898B2AF8E3E2A9C3265BB67C56F52CB5ESep 2, 2014
46404FDCB2F38E68BCC6A8EE49F121341DFAOct 3, 2014
46407024F8A9535D00B19AA9F79BD84C1DB9Oct 8, 2014
464072E8AAB7A6A06AB56F6BA55C89A8DD7DDec 31, 2014
3608AC74C0224DE01216C5C44DB9C3DD3504Jan 27, 2015
36089DDF9C752BD5D157725F8E5313DFA2A3Mar 3, 2015
46400CB582345035A211CAC4F0475B10470AJun 15, 2015
36083A4A64C96C9732DF1C3E7D74EB2E3E12Jul 26, 2015
360820E6714EDAE3982995BB92C3702467D5Aug 24, 2015
36085130D26786951A4266712C35B5026211Oct 18, 2015
36085EE8E994A7DB4DE78DDA6B0BD1B49202Nov 5, 2015
3608BE60DB2B661B5A8D33B1345A46533B6FNov 29, 2015
46407E1E7C3BEB4DFFDCC20165D1E8508EA7Dec 30, 2015
3608ED7129C824B579B3B6A9E5CD334BD4A6Mar 7, 2016
36083EE313100E2D4445F98C2AAEC34884E8Apr 1, 2016
5672F82844D887DEF5AF49A18EDBF7487D78May 23, 2016
567290300FD061D080D7AB51D5A87A9AC9C4Oct 17, 2016
5672997F0C80F413EB00B9FF556A7B1F23ECMar 11, 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-journal^

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

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