Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:661,734 Last Update:November 22, 21:37


Running an update right before activating seemed to do the trick. Many thanks. (Also, once I had it properly activated, Exterminate It! got rid of the SpySnipe trojan I’d been battling with for a week, so the news is even better!)

Gary M.

File: http_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal

Location of http_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether http_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

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

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal

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


Different Variations of http_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
36081B9A26508687CC0E569F7501C2C6950CNov 3, 2015
3608D616AF67A5EEAD1E78BD5D73E90E082ANov 5, 2015
36088968175BB7C2B26C144C69A489A0E0C0Dec 6, 2015
36088C3DD459C738FB1C32163AEE1BC847C0Dec 8, 2015
3608536F8A92D8DB93AF12F7F7B7CFCA6FC4Jan 14, 2016
3608325AF1634B375E13624B0D7E6D9A2352May 14, 2016
360862542F704FB8A74C28831833880824EBMay 30, 2016
36086A1A052A60C3FD3BB940822002F91C23Jun 1, 2016
3608738813109279E33F4629AB8AFEE37E6EJun 22, 2016
3608C65A5D9A1C629985987EEAC6514132C4Jul 13, 2016
360855FF00E3CEA6815C1F14710075B8AFBDJul 21, 2016
36084533042F24ED581171C4D437F21926A1Aug 30, 2016
3608CA30F94260FE0FD50DC27C7800ADD068Oct 29, 2016
360865DBD091243F87DF55106A9C914DBA2BDec 3, 2016
360850DD75222C31461BB500B9E6C059D9A4Dec 15, 2016
3608A623FA4EC70B7FE0B8EB7CD42AFA9E4CJan 11, 2017
36084FFCB619CDA837C3075FA77FEC67AFD1Apr 14, 2017
36085F4E4CBA91D508E7835A7643BB2B3265May 20, 2017
36088CBFC523389AE08243AF8AE7DAD7E28BJun 17, 2017
3608F955EF979C54E4595FEE77373E8CDCECJun 23, 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_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the http_search.safefinder.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_search.safefinder.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_search.safefinder.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_search.safefinder.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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