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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_howtosuite.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_howtosuite.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
8192F517A758F3284363D99687063C0E935DJun 29, 2016
819276DEEF633DF012F7858450CD800DBEBEJul 5, 2016
6144B2E43D7DB61C3079A7F5EBCC92757678Jul 10, 2016
61443A11A58A609D1E0AFE564C9D3E1B99B3Aug 3, 2016
5120810F82E63B77795F97306307FCF3BCAFAug 7, 2016
716854FD0308BB6662DF1AE5F283276EE7DCAug 12, 2016
716856FFB065AD3F7F74B090BA09871DA815Aug 31, 2016
71685CB1B5303E0EE6D726DAC8C1D932B3D4Oct 30, 2016
7168C7909B411717CCF42EDE11DDA5F4E2BADec 22, 2016
71682E31B83246CAEA3F78FEB117132CD1ACJan 31, 2017
81920A954C3905488DC1B7A25F893D09D597Feb 9, 2017
7168606E6A39E491FC305D21E59E388A8486Feb 26, 2017
71689A6392224C72BD5D96AF718B611F17F2Mar 7, 2017
7168BF8DF239440BB6CAA1698A326AB8691FMay 27, 2017
6144BF8C0B7AEE0D1B18A1257B33D83CCA5AOct 17, 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_howtosuite.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

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

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