Exterminate It! Antimalware


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A lot of the smart viruses and Trojan horses today try really hard and prevent you form going to the main anti-virus and cleanup sort of product including microsoft own tools. They actually block your access to those sites.

A couple of weeks ago my wife's laptop got totally infected (she must be browsing porn) and I ended up finding a little known program that did most of the clean up and then followed up with Microsoft tools that are available on their site and successfully cleaned everything with the exception of one item i had to get rid of manually.

Name of the product is Exterminate it. Worked pretty well.



File: http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal

Location of http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

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

If you find http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608693665B52460563BB01AB168261E40D9May 23, 2015
36082957658649831B0722C7AE92AAF68C34Jun 12, 2015
36087399FF782D32967CB9135DC00238AA2FJul 23, 2015
5672E7A5F6819B88B38AFC95254ED2B25E64Aug 6, 2015
360821328448E1F14C9097605933B498A853Aug 7, 2015
36088BC32C7C539622BE5BC2B584B05837C2Sep 23, 2015
36080C35ED1398ADDA53CCBC279B3F3C8787Oct 1, 2015
3608DDE9874FB02185B02EC445380BB71B85Nov 9, 2015
3608932A5DAA06037C75EDA4F711C301ABB4Nov 19, 2015
3608C433E8913742FAF235F2D097B3785D22Dec 23, 2015
36080A1A9C240AA85F0633356E788EF3230EJan 6, 2016
3608B4CD8218350E5A3A80F2CB7D9D8160D7Jan 30, 2016
360875B39E7D499FAD09DA0050564F903FF1Feb 6, 2016
360800E3044D47360853236B419904F37950Feb 16, 2016
5672021B032C8CCF4DA6407554159DF42802Feb 18, 2016
5672C27F3DC49DD559B1DC98737E2E2C35FFFeb 22, 2016
360869EE233888E8C22B96413C53BAB65C88Apr 4, 2016
56725EE98D54FBD0B4FBDD92813B298208B0Apr 16, 2016
36080474A8FF2DACCEC6149232BA91D181DDMay 10, 2016
56729373F622B0623131AF6CADFABAE4D900Jun 17, 2016
36084DA58F3836218DA8B60FA1375857B894Aug 10, 2016
3608CDC885BC8813368206DE45D52E048FCDSep 29, 2016
56723B1FB7D5B34D2E8FD004A3EA0BA76B30Oct 31, 2016
36081F3F26E044A804913077F4C06139A4FCNov 21, 2016
3608520E9CF42A97809DC8ED8FE3F35854FADec 29, 2016
3608C528626BD3EBB7AB97C9D21BE0FF9034Feb 9, 2017
36081CCE2E5A238C2FCE7B4897C7C059E49AMar 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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.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_mapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.