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

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

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

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 2\Local Storage\http_myscrapnook.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_myscrapnook.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 2\Local Storage\http_myscrapnook.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_myscrapnook.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608D8773089FD9F8D66E768A203ECDD86BEMay 17, 2014
4640E8A413097FEB3C8698F46919CE4CC213Jun 3, 2014
36080B5D38A4F2E9BF4ACB2BF8314CFD2ED9Jun 29, 2014
3608760CC2BC3460C72F811D717DAA7D5746Jul 8, 2014
3608A6858967FFC585DD625B90C8BD2D3BD8Aug 7, 2014
36084124E07397FDA6FC7FF3477623432C9BAug 9, 2014
36083E2200A41C7D246E61B5AE2C2E4656F8Aug 16, 2014
36087591EB6E26FD71FB1CC5CE6DC0F02149Oct 22, 2014
360803FE3FE1DF2B097E0DEB865EA676F465Nov 7, 2014
46402BD9A146E37A964909359B1AF2812538Nov 11, 2014
3608FB803F9A7297C50F5F4137ED7C22AC6DJan 5, 2015
360887943574DB91CBDFF87E3867B94AF21CFeb 3, 2015
567263AA5AC46AB4E82947C45C02B3D8669EFeb 11, 2015
3608BDBBD7EC4CE73981E4C75630B1F8E3A9May 1, 2015
360803C684307E0E1C6F1B059D8436E77E6AMay 14, 2015
360810155F32DD8DF2C805F1F19C94509217Jun 22, 2015
36087953DE8A15BA0B0B7305334ACF37CF1DJul 21, 2015
36088E68FBCD451CE42E2404C3569D75589DSep 6, 2015
3608DF4D681946069D53C29861C580B6C4C1Sep 23, 2015
3608203A339A10CF996FB2FE140A295FD098Dec 2, 2015
36084BF6584F83B162A07302B4B414538494Feb 11, 2016
3608C6C896C281CE51D06D4D06F4E44FA442Mar 3, 2016
3608BA6154A5792C8E880E5FB32CBD77AA03Mar 6, 2016
3608150422D9CFB5F601AD38E128EE19DBF2Mar 19, 2016
36083770276B212431A738096EFD239AFE4DMar 28, 2016
5672B269ECAE4AA6DCCE71CDF4715D2FF71EJun 25, 2016
3608574B41B69E6470E0E4A36F1D9038BD16Apr 4, 2017
36085F5CD1642022FFF17DA914E5D1517938Jun 22, 2017
3608FF23620F437BD367A531DDA0181105F9Nov 26, 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_myscrapnook.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal^

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

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