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File: http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage

Location of http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage file locations:

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

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

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

If you find http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
51201F05029AC010C064B67D81AB018D6F0DOct 28, 2015
512048527E4EF21A849908523DA7C7252BEBNov 21, 2015
512042B76CDF314F58696F1C87D24BD9D2A6Dec 4, 2015
5120CF95B609C5A9DC51647C20F89386E793Apr 13, 2016
614459A3B501B4A18E44FF938409F96234C2Apr 30, 2016
3072F34176E9910BF095D67F95AD9ACF4737May 4, 2016
6144B8A2C890E5FE63EF2AC3FA89A15014C1May 15, 2016
6144544533FC395E8699E3A74F06EDBBE077Jun 13, 2016
61442BDDECB8D1C9E473ED6210569CD4B9E6Jul 7, 2016
51202C1F07096424F928EE97198D85C7B7D9Jul 26, 2016
7168D05C23C24509795D9946D0DD77BABCE7Aug 4, 2016
71687B7FE64B791C119F5065D61FA28829C8Nov 9, 2016
614446C4F07241F1CA44CF656EBAF2657486Dec 4, 2016
7168EDAD820DFF4D66FDABFD4850168F50D7Dec 10, 2016
3072C8A03445221A46CDB00189F464357C55Jan 16, 2017
71685AFF08C5FF52E5F48C6D3F9BFD9CAF90Mar 13, 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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.