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File: http_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage

Location of http_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage

If you find http_pt.newtabtv.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_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of http_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
30722F08CBD2B6784CD17B6C14CC97D2411EJan 15, 2017
30729EB2F28AFCBEB7B2329C3F3267E7E314Jan 21, 2017
30727E9C295AD2A3506DBD43D2F7E557A7F7Feb 12, 2017
3072943EDF92B9DDBCA5C9AFBAD7BC69A591Feb 12, 2017
3072EDB21646B52ADD62D91F321F87307CDBFeb 12, 2017
30726FC4E4FFD8A0B27FA6ECB61FFAB40610Feb 17, 2017
3072B4539C845164B34947B7523571D3E17FFeb 20, 2017
3072CADFC966A2A4CEC0F5A73EA3B7F7A5F5Mar 1, 2017
30728D5C1683A41F0A554E4FB1EBE49F9344Mar 1, 2017
3072BE75DDE2BF6F69CF7F9EFAF0392DD526Mar 2, 2017
30723B3F64D37E9818D36A0EF689A68F545FMar 25, 2017
307251E3BFC820B11E0D45522691356E027DMar 30, 2017
30728E1612DA30949483AE839E33A557549BMar 31, 2017
307236CF9B08EE510A58372486EC3EA7FF34Apr 19, 2017
3072456821531D52155862532E628A71CCF5Apr 21, 2017
3072E64F292E2448354460FD3596486F8689Apr 30, 2017
30721199D4243D523E06BC64ECB38C8E0564May 24, 2017
30725F9F84A485653D97A2EFA641834A930CMay 31, 2017
307283E06E661B27B6663E4640CE55E2D4E6May 31, 2017
3072FBF78D36390342190D8E123C20C882AAJun 5, 2017
3072D51EB25C445A4AEDC3C72F4642B00972Jun 5, 2017
3072FA223B8DAC4AF4A11061C69B9FCB18B4Jun 9, 2017
3072A9AF316BC5600C403E36963B690F1349Jun 19, 2017
3072746C68184B35B71E3AE73A81E8E732BCJun 22, 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_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_pt.newtabtv.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_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of http_pt.newtabtv.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_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_pt.newtabtv.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_pt.newtabtv.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_pt.newtabtv.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_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_pt.newtabtv.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_pt.newtabtv.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_pt.newtabtv.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.