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Hi Jean,

all done. I presume it went smoothly as the computer has not disintegrated into a pile of twinkling dust.

Very many thanks for you help and patience at Exterminate-it. When I contacted Exterminate-it and loaded down your software I was on to my third antispyware company to solve a problem. Two companies had refunded subscription fees to my credit card rather than persevere to fix the problem.

Your team has guided me through the problem. My system has continued to operate through the whole procedure and you have been endearing patient with an old computer geek.

Keep up the excellent work,


File: http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

Location of http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

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

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

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

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

If you find http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4096467023F55DF47D74BC2C1791A6B8171CApr 27, 2014
4096037A5582B930554555C801790B7B544BMay 9, 2014
3072B704DF98DC205752AE1EC6DF95180BFCJun 3, 2014
40960F31342B5B8C7AE8CD16EB9C32424DF8Jul 11, 2014
3072851B9A086369727C16C8F7DDAEE751D3Jul 21, 2014
40964F55D317B5181EB312E8EA0A99EC1C7BSep 25, 2014
4096F47BB350C2771406C95B2D6845562D72Dec 18, 2014
512024E108ABCDE9A4AF3FA2F997C83110E4Feb 14, 2015
40961CD7508405CFB4B84FF6A85F358C79BAFeb 26, 2015
51205A4652A2F535EF2DFECFA26B0451DFADSep 29, 2015
51208049FA46826739249DCED20BAB8D9A95Dec 25, 2015
4096A005AE58EACE76ED5AB7FA75883663DEJan 8, 2016
5120FA28CB0AF031BD3D8641DA7CC1A5E9FFJan 18, 2016
51205D65497ACF78A58D1D54CA94195714C7Feb 2, 2016
512078AF63839A77CBBD324E7CFA90BE5A83Feb 9, 2016
5120012EEF26E679B9E9636D98514493F425Mar 17, 2016
5120A8963490EC67DCB8705C4A1F0B496A98Apr 11, 2016
5120C2318F5E97948BE60BB04B7983E2EFD2May 1, 2016
5120738001C54FAABB5CB2D250ACFA12D48AMay 12, 2016
51209470690A7691DFA3FB03E82F83C5BD42May 29, 2016
5120C3A9DE84B1C285FA8801088D69447394Jun 26, 2016
51202C3F0FDF1A8ABB6F19CC599A14740070Aug 17, 2016
7168ACA0017018642225457F9B7959F80CD0Sep 19, 2016
409634EAB9566A052A5425293FED250B7C3FSep 29, 2016
8192EE0AE6FC7AB3A68CB4F3876B0C98AA22Oct 3, 2016
716817CF14FCE57041A790AC567B5C778D08Nov 11, 2016
40963DE7E83A21847E8E57AB5FD01D4CCE3FNov 16, 2016
512035F487135FA6500A7E17E45B2AED7B3FDec 17, 2016
512005FA81526BFDFE74D6E5AB6AF861F6D5Jan 7, 2017
71682869C0E39EB88345D408E947C848265BJan 16, 2017
61448BA311254E46C899C06FAC39BAB65360Jan 18, 2017
5120DF94693CB0D4DE108EF3AEAA826CD317Jan 20, 2017
5120235178EFF826AFCDD85BA9281AE82314Feb 4, 2017
716826AA2E90BFFD15387118F7CA916316DAFeb 20, 2017
7168ABFD8BC0D189776A7D15E89D0B931003Feb 22, 2017
51209C22FF8CF823AC478888FAFA2C3253FDMar 9, 2017
7168A04606F4276B6CEFA881F5069443DE49Mar 10, 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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.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_readingfanatic.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.