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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_popularscreensavers.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_popularscreensavers.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

If you find http_popularscreensavers.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_popularscreensavers.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_popularscreensavers.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608B5CBCAAF323B6F0E79F2B86D1A77E100May 22, 2014
360864E47C7B7C56D36CAA848A3901716B0EJun 4, 2014
46409E7FAF64FD7ED7B89532F054F65247A1Jun 29, 2014
3608BE39B2D77D8A862D62814173EC407F14Aug 1, 2014
36083DC76C4633314042B074C7BE3E961A77Aug 14, 2014
36080080C20E810C5B43AE27699EFBB7A744Sep 8, 2014
360832E51E1590AD681BE8CB2134E7DD6DD5Oct 28, 2014
36088BAA4187EEA77FCE6C6D469A4D2A3706Nov 6, 2014
46403EC0DD9EB39865FB2E0DB28BBDE7459DNov 8, 2014
3608803EB5D64B00657205B2AFA1D97BE499Dec 17, 2014
360852F5AE7A9F677A0AF753B340D4CAD290Dec 18, 2014
36081B664649EE5DC4173CF5E6593915CD02Feb 26, 2015
3608B92F9E2F4A79DF42A0392B577984C594Jun 17, 2015
3608A531A44442BE4F1661DC95CC5E690983Sep 15, 2015
567209CC7EC769F61419450A61409339EB06Oct 6, 2015
567203D3C86B78205C18695DB4CBA087795DFeb 2, 2016
36087B505E4F2772A019B974F964B2110978Mar 2, 2016
3608416331770CD9E95359FE169AB375DEC9Apr 11, 2016
56722C0309128E3680C40FA52C3D1A538DDANov 1, 2016
36085545FB1DD85E419AB18D176AFEA97048Dec 21, 2016
36087968C1841A7BFA2B055BC75F738622F5Aug 20, 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_popularscreensavers.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal^

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

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