Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:700,086 Last Update:March 16, 12:51


Dear Jean,

Thank you for your follow-up. I did indeed use the Submit State feature last night and this morning, your team sent me instructions to run an 'update' and then re-run Exterminate It! on the PC. I just finished that process and the new update wiped it out. I ran my regular anti-spy/anti-virus to double-check and it wasn't able to detect it either. I appreciate the support from both you and your team.

Linda D.

File: http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage

Location of http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage

If you find http_search.iminent.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_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
5120FEE105F0BE0229BD2C75DD8865FF1E41Mar 6, 2016
3072450C912EEBD4F557947794BA3EA1A0AEMar 14, 2016
307218107ED952F283E8FFA076221137C5D6Apr 11, 2016
12288AF816EE28A28F3907B962B3BB545B5C8Apr 17, 2016
3072419F7947BC821A2D87E4B94292509771May 16, 2016
30721B7C166E31531EBADC9D2A008A49E84EJun 8, 2016
3072076F43D2F6053298052055D7D6DCF2ACJul 11, 2016
6144EF33BEAC623CE1B33E614C52CD9D9D5CJul 26, 2016
61445687E4A6736E8633E8EDC3CEC52FF40DJul 26, 2016
6144C3D95FB528A904F12467DE05E42917A1Aug 3, 2016
3072F6EEB123EB4579E42F4E409175A968BAAug 10, 2016
3072C05EC59F9ED22E2E83D62DA4D4ABA95BNov 7, 2016
61443680FF8EEC00DD504DC7F9EE38A8508AJan 10, 2017
51204C427532E15A02C9885E10769AB97C87Feb 1, 2017
5120AD5872D7E12213E5565B7B63F382085AMar 6, 2017
5120025C6DDE7A9D9C2A7D1D8EFF98CD2BADAug 20, 2016

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_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage^

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

    • The deletion of http_search.iminent.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_search.iminent.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_search.iminent.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_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_search.iminent.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_search.iminent.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_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.