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File: http_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal

Location of http_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether http_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

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

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

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

If you find http_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of http_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608E9742D372AF65C2929655B120DF678B7Sep 21, 2015
36080388A41FD99D7157A442A27EDECAB95COct 26, 2015
36081A84EBBA8B7837B356DFA69F3CEB8684Dec 16, 2015
3608659C46B741182A4363C570465CDAB332Jan 1, 2016
36084C84BB6CABDCA59E2ACC3721856C1749Jan 8, 2016
3608A78C7FB08C682CB089E9A2B69548BA08Feb 3, 2016
3608CEB3C423112CAEA1F1F46F2FFC521C3DFeb 22, 2016
3608E7AE1A7C76D5767621FA1382E635ADF4Apr 3, 2016
36084458E4957BE46281A101AAF3F799B1A6May 26, 2016
36085A7271CFB66D07B54274E0159DD116F5Aug 4, 2016
36087C06E87D2F5C645EE4757185AE4DE797May 31, 2017
36081A5AD7E08777ED8898B96B236A25A208Jun 20, 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_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the http_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.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_productivityboss.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.