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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_pconverter.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_pconverter.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_pconverter.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
5672BFD37E1DE59FA25F0B27A435C621CE51Jun 30, 2015
3608C5A3CB791CF8D57A0C3E454E7D1D80F7Jul 20, 2015
360859C0BABA1013CA4943777915F943CD1DAug 11, 2015
5672F8378FB38F125FC293BA1EF834FBE0E1Sep 4, 2015
3608CFB33EC86EC75C10827591CBC4181846Sep 8, 2015
3608028D11A2BD166383C5C5F984B649638DSep 21, 2015
360876DC20AF7283F565AA8B08B0B6DCA7C5Sep 26, 2015
3608FB96E29B9878804CA0E0B71E1E3BA108Jan 8, 2016
3608FF0B437C3A9EF6F92031B162340AD876Jan 11, 2016
5672885A2DADCC523696043D9D48C150A1BFJan 12, 2016
5672E73949C9B266DEC515B8C9ACCD6FB4C5Jan 15, 2016
3608C3632C5BC607A1C9B21A021C91344EA2Jan 25, 2016
3608F766AE8B33F5B0086F407F019A2C95F7Jan 30, 2016
36089224ADB82C29B39CD89DFC34AB99BE93Feb 4, 2016
5672380A18E53065ED40FA95988A48EEEF5FFeb 6, 2016
36089470779DAC9E61007E9DF959513A47F3Feb 18, 2016
3608AA2E48B9E175C3EE6A5E21ADB3272C14Feb 22, 2016
3608E523130AB9D975841FE2B7E5834733B8Mar 2, 2016
3608EE34865B70870D0B2BACE169124041A0Mar 26, 2016
5672A06AA836F39F02D93E96882A34450D8BApr 23, 2016
3608AE0654C3156C682A193D90ECB8F2317CApr 26, 2016
56725B83C0B3A7C9CF16CCE2C0B6D9AA17FBMay 7, 2016
3608170AD6618AD5E66D35F0F6C33FB0CEF3Jun 11, 2016
360819C4192D97102E4DB21269DEF28AD001Aug 3, 2016
360823612EABF923985BECA158E4DAAB97BESep 17, 2016
36084827C7620D1F0AB9695F62DFD131EFDFSep 29, 2016
3608AD0177302D3E1035B56D2CB09F541028Oct 17, 2016
3608FB6F09F338A91014A54D7C3C3B9A33F7Oct 28, 2016
5672394FFC1542FB39F7C701D2D31D959E77Dec 3, 2016
3608AF37B0BB3A4A538F6D7E2BADA42C139DDec 12, 2016
36085A9E0AB1547BE356E5D2972109C94DEAFeb 11, 2017
5672EB21BD86A40B03D6944BC74FB0E23AD3Feb 23, 2017
3608B4F26FAFE70FEB15BC59AC72F0E7B1F5Nov 4, 2017
567276B2D946CF9794CD8D9D9EE80E61FB49Jan 7, 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_pconverter.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal^

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

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