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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_metrohotspot.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_metrohotspot.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
51201B846E6451363B31895A4E64EB535CEESep 11, 2015
5120C05BC587B97961EC2077C703A3E5D744Sep 16, 2015
5120508462DB91EFD27C0341A74740D3C68ENov 8, 2015
3072C652C83FD550B6EE97AD7727869F3E63Mar 10, 2016
51201ED595197F4B8A4CC71FAF3582A1A65FMar 29, 2016
61448480FD5CA15AE5E476FF0AE8455B0E18May 15, 2016
51202169FEB2F2F2CA9B37BFBD186F2D3B06Jul 7, 2016
7168CA3D434367AFAA73BBD7F6CBCC1E528DDec 4, 2016
5120CCE9DE76A8D9C7DF8417B08E7F740CC2Feb 3, 2017
7168D8BCDA287BC7F956B4D7DBB0B3C0D852Mar 8, 2017
122887C27025C70DAC5DE89CB718E8779DDC3Aug 18, 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_metrohotspot.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

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

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