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I have had major computer issues in the last week. I was infected with the Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans. After researching the net for possible solutions, i found they are extremely difficult to remove. I tried a variety of spyware removal tools to no avail. To do it manually is near on impossible.
The symptoms are, computer runs slow, constant ad pop ups, hijacking of emails, theft of information and locking of a variety of functions.
I then found buried deep in a google search a link to Exterminate It. After reading it, I downloaded to do a free scan and a lot of stuff no other spyware had found showed up. So i went searching the locations and sure enough the files where there on my system. I tried removing them with no luck. So i spent the $25 usa to activate.
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It removed all but 4. I was disappointed that the Trojans once again reloaded and my problems continued. So, i used the SUBMIT STATE service. I supplied all the info i could gather, pop up addys and what they were for , what others programs had found and Exterminate had missed etc. Within 24 hours i received and email telling me they had updated there system and to download it. I rescanned the system and it deleted all the previous locked files.
Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans have not done their re appearing act since and my comp is running normal again.

It's worth remembering the addy or downloading it to see what it finds. I had no problems doing so in anyway with this program. They done what they said they would on there web site in under the time frame.

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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_mysocialshortcut.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_mysocialshortcut.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\ChromeDefaultData\Local Storage\http_mysocialshortcut.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
51201F05029AC010C064B67D81AB018D6F0DOct 28, 2015
51209E8DA55D59742FD59F18D4B337C02F29Nov 21, 2015
512042B76CDF314F58696F1C87D24BD9D2A6Dec 4, 2015
51207B29C0CA3FCE1E44658F99ADB50FD623Apr 13, 2016
6144A1AFE515CEDDF732F150A2BE2CDC1AFDApr 27, 2016
6144B8A2C890E5FE63EF2AC3FA89A15014C1May 15, 2016
61447231018704450523B2063C9512B6F044Jun 13, 2016
61442BDDECB8D1C9E473ED6210569CD4B9E6Jul 7, 2016
51202C1F07096424F928EE97198D85C7B7D9Jul 26, 2016
7168D05C23C24509795D9946D0DD77BABCE7Aug 4, 2016
7168763228B6EB178ED8B51A5541844FBF21Nov 9, 2016
7168920D53EB75394EB34481D37588F34351Dec 4, 2016
716873CF3CAC4A9C871D3B05C72E0FEAB7E8Mar 13, 2017
71685EB7AE415D601A98DAD23B8499DF70EFApr 4, 2017
7168A374637213CDC3D9A41034BF324ACE8CApr 9, 2017
71683522959BB6E08A1592330A560866832DJun 2, 2017
307286162ECB111B44323696E3A1378413E1Jun 11, 2017
7168E76C0CB72A39987F45A09B0D735E0A46Jun 14, 2017
30729D73523F290421395D65C7B2D8E3ACBBJun 26, 2017
7168F4F2D5E4713828BE62A6818E6A4606DEOct 16, 2017
1228833D0CAC56068CD4FDBC49A9E80D02B84Nov 14, 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_mysocialshortcut.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

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

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