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Dear Jean,

Thank you for your follow-up. I did indeed use the Submit State feature last night and this morning, your team sent me instructions to run an 'update' and then re-run Exterminate It! on the PC. I just finished that process and the new update wiped it out. I ran my regular anti-spy/anti-virus to double-check and it wasn't able to detect it either. I appreciate the support from both you and your team.

Linda D.

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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_mapsgalaxy.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Backup Default\Local Storage\http_mapsgalaxy.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_mapsgalaxy.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4096E3E128D56F0C40492769B83607F162BBMay 6, 2014
40963EBF64681534F84B590E36621722338DMay 7, 2014
4096A2FB38FBF7C255B0AE9EC2EA3EEFD5C3May 11, 2014
4096BDF046BC547A24BF74C8B4616F510B8AMay 12, 2014
4096A412B50D68475CC9DBE6D01CEAE960CDMay 13, 2014
4096F22C7FA9B112C6D52019C8613C81A709May 21, 2014
4096625F25448C392F96636D6517AAA06E6DMay 25, 2014
40968E5901B12D27AFEBB1D90670478AD6C7May 27, 2014
4096F137E1689CD2033AC6A1F678702912EFJun 2, 2014
40961F5F803DEA4773016B60FC366A320DCDJun 3, 2014
4096AC80BA0FD845DCE794237C40D620CAD5Jun 8, 2014
40967171B6A66CB0DB71A68BE44AB840A23DJun 8, 2014
4096EF365B1746353C2C8ABC6ABD0F079183Jun 9, 2014
4096515C4A6CE8241BE56E1522F503686D9DJun 12, 2014
4096A4FF73C0B6229355D69455D4D0EC4671Jun 12, 2014
40960571ED7F8BE54847C893106DA6B14775Jun 16, 2014
4096BDB3096694DEFF530B12C9D7A8AAC61FJun 22, 2014
40961CC691F10F0B4299E751F66AE9F1DEE9Jun 24, 2014
4096BBA661C4C983CCE37606482E95144EDEJun 24, 2014
4096852287583021CE455F7B6EC4E8E50A81Jun 25, 2014
40961587DA98751107133C3C03B2AD3829ACJun 26, 2014
4096A45234387E0A62E343F92EFEBA7ACFE2Jun 29, 2014
4096B6D6754FCC53A99CAE0686C8AE792D34Jul 2, 2014
4096CBE6E6B5E680A46F75411A999791BBA3Jul 6, 2014
4096A12E607487A02BF65BB9EB3B3E000D8CJul 7, 2014
409669ECE28278F44B5B9F17E7A19ED9478FJul 8, 2014
40962D5880A0B763B72D3FA7DB4CDAAF445CJul 9, 2014
409605CA79B52CB7ECB993008B5F41BAB046Jul 9, 2014
409639DE44E9F40FB88C2B7B6AD218ADD328Jul 24, 2014
409698795ADAE678E9CF2158FF67A83174BEJul 26, 2014
40965DC5FDDF26E3397D4B752A23E1B843F8Aug 3, 2014
4096C5FA88D87C7458DE3B46092FED9A802FAug 3, 2014
409668E49FBCEEDC965A727DE6727B761AC2Aug 6, 2014
40969F12235C6EDD1A88075EEA26E1A55174Aug 7, 2014
4096D2935D9C7DC1DCDFEA97FBF1C654989CAug 12, 2014
4096610E8CC17107DD4D8E9491AE3A9864C4Aug 16, 2014
40964F16A5A39F048C3209AD2C22DAA3B30EAug 18, 2014
4096F6DC5B21E6DB9BE2BEA750F41A43A3E4Aug 20, 2014
4096358BC4344311C85752A24601650EE86BAug 20, 2014
40967D87F31326C58A266EBC6AF59F0F858EAug 23, 2014
4096EC50A7EDF84BCC3FF850FAF879236D43Aug 25, 2014
30727DD41AC24240821681024BBBE3885FB7Aug 25, 2014
409661499E11E948ACD7CE722556B61B1189Aug 25, 2014
4096542C9D31D41BFCD2B77A3E8545A8843EAug 27, 2014
409675E58DD4EEE84D82E74A740A4E40ECF9Aug 28, 2014
4096886DF586C6E51FC473B4EBF528165AE4Sep 2, 2014
4096F122CFEFFC4B2031A729416C490413AASep 7, 2014
4096CEC4C3FA27E93301FC3821458E1713CBSep 9, 2014
4096F8A806B4E1806533F09450E0A32F2C61Sep 12, 2014
4096A25896FC27342A32095E26354E5F3AEDSep 14, 2014
409641BB21A60245B5A3BA14CAF702CD2956Sep 17, 2014
40965696DD6F15F34B8FAAEC2E1231F126DBSep 17, 2014
4096297728B3E56B2EDB39C398702722AF5BSep 20, 2014
40963AB4D04732F09566562ED19D51526CD6Sep 22, 2014
51200DB4FFECAD8815744F8B9486C23463D8Oct 20, 2014
5120C1379CC02A55AE5409D8CB91228CEC59Oct 20, 2014
409670A14D1105D644F5D9A5B9641D1C050BOct 20, 2014
40964FB6598E9D635DE3BC5B467E54E443A9Oct 27, 2014
40963BF9594C96C4444B32BF1DE8140DEDC5Oct 28, 2014
512037576FED694395D8D8EED6B94D2F0C7DOct 29, 2014
5120A9D9CB30D4647316EE49B0A54A3F23BAOct 30, 2014
409686ECAA50E716CF180EE0C85B9B025D53Oct 31, 2014
40967A778AA6DE21EE4E6AAD1CA5035FB9E6Oct 31, 2014
4096CB9945C1755D968449859C6D65FC530ENov 1, 2014
4096D789590EE7FCC846772DA8225692B381Nov 4, 2014
4096A0B5708471221F84E7E0B78EAED86A26Nov 6, 2014
5120FF2C89AF4E4937F7A31E50A3C341A19BNov 9, 2014
40960B427511AA282CDAC191B6485FBFA619Nov 9, 2014
40966A9649D7704570246AEFA3F4F05BD3FANov 11, 2014
5120D6DC4DC43CCBBF1502F4CCEBC096D7B3Nov 13, 2014
4096D3807380D503361107488D2ADE8C7D50Nov 19, 2014
5120FE099730A4D4FA32D386474AE2DAD071Jan 7, 2015
4096D26BD96727AB38FC8B3009CC1197622FJan 20, 2015
5120539F76CC271821DC4204B137A164740DJan 22, 2015
4096029989FFE882A0E49D9BAFD6696E6425Feb 22, 2015
512087A74AFD6D42B8C7380F6F023B4B3E6EMar 29, 2015
512070B79C44232137482DA1A858FDCAB85CApr 1, 2015
5120058A885F61DC3A74C7041DFC89148E74Apr 12, 2015
409640090A13B5B90B0E5AB2ECAEAF69F728Apr 25, 2015
512054CD8FE305BAB3560B58245C5F27DA78May 5, 2015
5120505ABF9E3570EAC381DD1CBF3D6211F1May 8, 2015
51201A4CCF77141E903672714B4A6D04BAACMay 9, 2015
51203135CC8D582DC0786BFDFCB62BC6BF13May 14, 2015
512070006CF3D206C9F551E902F9FBE92353May 22, 2015
5120DCD7D63B0FCAD7DEC3CE685480723F6EJun 27, 2015
5120B094D021A10A162B0AA11179BD18DC63Jul 23, 2015
5120A704DEF627519FE67BC207816076ECC9Aug 6, 2015
51205B539BF16276CFEF54A4CACFBBDA07ABAug 7, 2015
5120166E3F5216BC0EC36C9F9C7DE16C8328Aug 7, 2015
5120AA626845C0C43E795194DDCC636C3304Aug 11, 2015
4096C58920BACC0493D6C7D195A8BF6939C0Sep 4, 2015
5120B1DCF11BE6F5A4F784EEAB648254F60BSep 19, 2015
51208EE1FD89BB6BA0240785F4C628E9ADB2Sep 23, 2015
5120A6811D87C65837E1AB51E73FE8B74270Oct 1, 2015
51200D14D88E91FDE332ABFF16E949A66073Oct 10, 2015
512007393A41F86E0613D059B7478711E342Oct 12, 2015
40965C6A7886B30980DD52ED4F04DCDE51F4Oct 12, 2015
51205312C4620516642866515D1E8350B11AOct 17, 2015
4096C4FBC5E2106841964FA54DB8DFC0E3F2Oct 22, 2015
5120632E426DDF17C00DF4B4296154777999Oct 26, 2015
4096ECBCB95E8A275FFF3F5AD85A9530C231Oct 27, 2015
5120CB79299D89D0E8C000A966B53F4B5578Nov 9, 2015
5120A2C54FD9D2BC4D857A541DB5A5BE86B3Nov 9, 2015
5120AD395CE75C23D017DAEC6BA323C24F56Nov 17, 2015
5120DD239F873B34DA8C8DADD50231DA2349Nov 19, 2015
5120707F6BCA3CD5F1CEFCDA8D2B62AD0D54Dec 3, 2015
512011684DB9E5C3E1D32535B364F68E918ADec 15, 2015
5120691605F993C9E54A02DBF1FB7F627075Dec 23, 2015
40966E50BA5550F0B4F1B8BDD53118BC4EF4Dec 26, 2015
5120185B7F59986E2CA4316C9958E5D898A4Jan 1, 2016
51203EB8EEB98703D5990ECBD35B7D4610B8Jan 6, 2016
51206D8CF929C20F03C44E66B0CF5AEC6C07Jan 7, 2016
5120955C23B199AE719741319B29144D04FBJan 8, 2016
5120B52EB18C0B10EFCAEF6FD284FB380482Jan 10, 2016
5120BEA552757460505D0B16435714699FF1Jan 12, 2016
5120D5728617E3781CF5B8398E18901496BDJan 29, 2016
51206CC7ED8C7479C4319ED22F9FEAA9193CJan 30, 2016
61440CD0713B303319EE03256BEF971A7B30Feb 3, 2016
5120C2133CE2C491ADD47F3A8C7246AE1486Feb 6, 2016
5120F7F5C0CD3F9D5FFC001DCB32F411C147Feb 9, 2016
512022441818CA0A01590559D6FEB56D7957Feb 14, 2016
51208FD2EF9889D08FAD6391567335B07236Feb 16, 2016
51205B412515852BEA0769BB6CAF4ED98999Feb 16, 2016
51206A2675299193F580964AFB6D555F4A48Feb 18, 2016
5120AE416408172782D704FDE1A6658E1E47Feb 22, 2016
512047E16F5D9C49AA59B16EF0A479CB4FC8Mar 16, 2016
512046A585C656621E8620006A0F23C9316DMar 20, 2016
5120D07C6529F836CEF5BA7995B4E5FB4924Apr 4, 2016
5120B5E036B653481C95A777EDD69B86C664Apr 5, 2016
5120E6C219353C52B0118C5C345367EC8411Apr 25, 2016
5120AA7520488E329251BACF9A48DD6C731DApr 27, 2016
5120C4CB4E37B7F36D9E1284DD771C439296May 1, 2016
51206C26590C11DA6C61245C0DC1D6864E43May 8, 2016
5120C001A389519A0DF9E9FD41CB4EF2A0C7May 10, 2016
4096B92712330051ADD553FC1F5928BC25E1May 16, 2016
51205E3448C6C5CAC7694866D47766072697May 24, 2016
716880F1239DCA763DC2B605BD13E19ECEC0Jun 1, 2016
5120361DD407DF2E7CFE23A6283CD82B6D0BJun 8, 2016
5120A63848304C3547BE72201AC4B2839113Jun 12, 2016
512011F62CC66F2CD6D7231B1356F12B59E4Jun 16, 2016
5120820C8F46E2F0BA5CC317CEDDA725DB56Jun 17, 2016
61441E9246D65E1A960996F7213EABBB7883Jun 19, 2016
71684BD5C8266AC1D894279E78E3C1EEE0F0Jul 2, 2016
716822B179485EA202D4528958C27A3E420FJul 3, 2016
7168A30A21D4932FE1795C1BC3BDA51DB5FDJul 9, 2016
6144DC756B761317657D875A24041C3C966DJul 14, 2016
51205A64A534E11BA0F0B90870CF687C01EEJul 26, 2016
716824F8DE6751CD070E1EA744DC21BE0D9BAug 1, 2016
5120C2BD68565D4456DD26CCF6795E4D0928Aug 5, 2016
512064C62C3447FA3558ECC45AD9B659F73DAug 9, 2016
6144AF326E0C49CB7951807DA676126BFE0BAug 25, 2016
61440D3FD21E4929794FD2C58E95523FB089Aug 31, 2016
512094FDC4D68BED586F3614EDBFFC3F2F15Sep 4, 2016
614440E432B7E6ADBD6AF069B5C53D96A4D0Sep 20, 2016
716800EE71FD5BDED2D0ABE5BF5695C0730FSep 25, 2016
51208C834A070B13B7248F408989E2641A96Sep 29, 2016
512027D6B43646F7F106A838D89420179F23Oct 3, 2016
4096ABC1ADB7160F078D4A287EC24E3DFA4COct 13, 2016
5120F549666F5C68538E879E124558ABD6E9Oct 20, 2016
5120704A4FF3A403EF13D088D66A719EE407Oct 28, 2016
5120EA437146A720C8AAF3C27E5465AD8CA9Oct 31, 2016
614424341FF50CEECA6133954C7892C3CACCNov 9, 2016
6144FE7DAFF8C9D1C220E20A06BF6A436815Nov 14, 2016
614469CD9C7E9D26B3DC2B06CB79451FA23FNov 14, 2016
6144A8F55BE00DBEA889A16EBA4588A48A87Nov 14, 2016
5120D2A607EBB5C683E1E65352219B3BB0FBNov 16, 2016
512081C007A9ECEB444C994D9127B920B4C7Nov 21, 2016
512001F7E2F6C75006AA891F06DAC856E649Nov 25, 2016
61449D4726CCE3ED35A43B7B4C38FECEA18CDec 20, 2016
716888A0E61125FBA3B90993E6ADA6AE88EADec 20, 2016
51207E0D8E74C4084B469D384573FF85B697Dec 24, 2016
4096ABE548DA9CD5782DE0CA68D5DDCEDD94Dec 31, 2016
5120F6651F1133F791D449B3071CA611DE96Jan 16, 2017
5120C290FF1C231C4664BC1FE2FF48628E6AJan 16, 2017
5120683716524DA96D67ABBD4CFA2901240EJan 24, 2017
6144D8A5CDA56C9FA21818F877B8C80288CCJan 31, 2017
40966430EE86ADC6555295620527B742E812Jan 31, 2017
51209F6B35D1D5C684F3B36007A3A02D2F22Feb 3, 2017
5120FD756A5B0A9C888D0EB12636507D5AACFeb 4, 2017
5120C38E9D3460456DC10D20E597596919C3Feb 9, 2017
512098D282C9EFE5325F81957988F38A3231Feb 19, 2017
61446F2C793F083A1FC8A3AD1A7DB306BAC2Feb 20, 2017
5120A611993F18EB7246BC1796615CBDDA38Mar 2, 2017
6144AE6DF7800C86A0D73E9E277842EBDE18Mar 7, 2017
7168A0ADBFD08D67D28AF1CBBCB77FAD0F55Mar 20, 2017
6144874A7378A0A03D867482DB1278668D7AMar 23, 2017
61443B811CDAB8E1EF53C3D7B30753B30464Mar 23, 2017
61446C1787BEDDFBEB07A19B528930F398A7Mar 27, 2017
4096A3E4985645BE513E41690E89AA9756FAMar 29, 2017
6144D1EA2ED82F103C17A7C8E6D0B5CB8B6DMar 29, 2017
51209B5DA4C4B99D2CA120B782F07059F1E2Apr 1, 2017
4096D3CD9510F9B88896526920B92207EB61Apr 13, 2017
7168A5C839BC4F974BF353484F4967C2A035Apr 18, 2017
61442193321A9877EF31825503FCE2F94C1BApr 18, 2017
5120CDC28322DA703BB2EE307BC14F89DC4FApr 24, 2017
5120E9A20C03859E176C7BCA495731AE5DDBApr 28, 2017
5120742BDECAC4D84AB44782D9A0C7ABE524Apr 28, 2017
51207AED04A524FAD0931AC7D92D4925837DMay 7, 2017
716824331E0F3B2DFA9E20CC546723C51DF0May 7, 2017
5120851043A83F334219E36499347568FFA3May 16, 2017
5120EC7B62E7BC8E6DC9F30D23048C837F9CMay 17, 2017
61443E49CD86A163D123FE3D6E6810C6D5D2May 22, 2017
6144E6CCB6DB625F277423DB5115E7049C9AMay 24, 2017
61447F64EF81F02EDA5D98D99BF1106D53E1May 25, 2017
61444ACFCBD094CA136100A6791176142FF8Jun 2, 2017
61445075F8C7800364EA621B1F7D03DC687EJun 6, 2017
6144B974541C903237082A7E5417B7D02B9AJun 12, 2017
30729D73523F290421395D65C7B2D8E3ACBBJun 19, 2017
61444B35343F1CFBDBB4B06F375929EE0319Jun 27, 2017
61446CC5D4D44FCCDBAC444B1A4A9E507CC8Oct 30, 2017
12288A92E9C0041EBADC750BE7370B91D2887Mar 1, 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_mapsgalaxy.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

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

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