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File: http_search.softonic.com_0.localstorage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3072B646DB0CAFC110D8EAB693E2B2912E07May 28, 2014
30724B7C6C91C2F0893720A059AFA45AF104Jun 6, 2014
30721276ED4B057BF30B0A756C6E01F3BFBFJun 8, 2014
3072F1B63B0BBAB3CAC75B4F3646B28D389AJun 8, 2014
307290CC7379A89AB4FBD7E3859B9C172CABJun 10, 2014
3072C56D03A0E50FD2B61BF6E7B3E92904A0Jun 14, 2014
3072038737C3FCCB27731C73B2ED0A43AF4FJul 6, 2014
12288F45F6BAE928C682C242AAB8A309B1851Jul 12, 2014
30723FA48BF1243894E1113A042709FDF014Jul 22, 2014
307281B9BC05C4F8D166C086918F1001982FAug 18, 2014
71682D41E6972BED1E93DC7FDA765BDC7E0AAug 26, 2014
3072D3F8A6A2532D54A08890872DE6004694Aug 27, 2014
40967D97B36D7542C167D72965440BBDDB1DSep 2, 2014
3072C166F9BB44D992BC9AD58882D71C75E7Oct 20, 2014
307237AA4803DB1246DB002BCBB99EF53F03Nov 2, 2014
3072F9583960C3640AA25B20391B81B764F5Nov 4, 2014
30729499C4548FBAC33F263323CB5977C705Nov 11, 2014
30726D4F82483130B5F8C19BA2099A6AD7FDFeb 7, 2015
102402CE1C50D3920C4A8CD9C99B1CBC8E634Mar 25, 2015
30726C4B74581A600F74CD8C8B55B8DB2D85May 2, 2015
3072AD225BE0682BBF292E1C3A56DD3BDA14Aug 8, 2015
3072752482A271511BD543F0AC1AAD6FA5B1Sep 18, 2015
30725DAB296E33DB2867561DC975EA4F0601Jan 20, 2016
307225A6D7EF209634D53576F6D26FE90B8CFeb 12, 2016
1126403931403F2E7C66CC17667614915BF6AFeb 18, 2016
71686D3806C24EC02E391A17C3540C24E877Mar 6, 2016
328704B01E74265AF6ACE3B3776087B42A3B76Mar 13, 2016
30722E674C6F0DC9DC5934CA978432C14FA5Mar 23, 2016
307282386997A38D38701307B5498F4915A8Mar 26, 2016
3072B829450249C24CA6BA2B2D5FD7406D36Apr 8, 2016
307282B064F4A22E08162E76179C76E3611AMay 16, 2016
30726BF42272BB363A2A0F6DC3B14CFF3B66Jul 6, 2016
3072F353360D74D4532256CFF2BC1D810699Sep 21, 2016
307206A71C218ADE68B756E04AB8633D2BD5Oct 12, 2016
30728E0702FD11F08EE23213155049460EACOct 23, 2016
307268F13FBE93CB0093DE842F01EAA3872ADec 29, 2016
30726147BE3998CFCFC45E6E2470665D1A87Feb 1, 2017
307257A11E2320B7C226AE5B42874251FED5Mar 8, 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.softonic.com_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_search.softonic.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.softonic.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.softonic.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.softonic.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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