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Source

Brother Mel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you find http_packagetracer.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_packagetracer.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_packagetracer.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608E1B2458B71EA4C9CAD2121CF82B0469BMay 13, 2015
4640A9920BD5915AB4CB74A513CB8FBC1FF6May 28, 2015
3608DE72914C0A527A9CC481D36A90AB3F4AJul 6, 2015
3608927FA5ECE99AA4D0FB2490E0556A3C56Aug 2, 2015
360832C328B91956B60033DC15D52FE64C3ESep 1, 2015
360878D2F0730250D394907418B2DA9A003BSep 26, 2015
36089EBEDBCD91B117FFAABD38071EB8CF98Oct 14, 2015
5672A646D751D64E8B5706EC9972920346D4Nov 17, 2015
3608439673BB0DC184F8B4B550B3629581FDFeb 16, 2016
360875EA2B5E770A3A1EB5A09C12C29E8961Apr 26, 2016
360817CE5ACC25CEF59D85697FC7EB5ACEF2Nov 7, 2016
7736ADB9EFE01F910A17FE2E052AA819615AJan 16, 2017
77362EC0A8CFA2F138BFEDC9EDFA7320014FJan 27, 2017
36081154D6BE12BC2124191E57097409C321Mar 3, 2017
36082E621F9808DDFDCCDEA7C44C91761302May 23, 2017
36081B809F2D4E5671576EB79F68852DF328Jun 15, 2017
5672472EC09486E19508FC8E339DF07AC491Nov 23, 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_packagetracer.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal^

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

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