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File: http_search.softonic.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_search.softonic.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.softonic.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
360814D1CAEBF351F549CCB37BF0CFB73F20May 28, 2014
3608A0A76773DAA399DAF77DA21DA80A4995Jun 6, 2014
36083F5FDFCAC6CD2313E015E3F47214E8E5Jun 8, 2014
360858123075CB25041864448231858B0250Jun 8, 2014
3608D23901D89AF2D21BA46A9922EDA09628Jun 10, 2014
3608788E92CC82FBD13FDFAC9C2B89CF14F5Jun 14, 2014
36087E030F50B00F7176CEF42B5A3CA21D06Jul 4, 2014
3608CA3C7844BD0EEBBD73A652E09B8507C8Jul 6, 2014
6704F4E817D31CD27785DBC6E15865135B12Jul 12, 2014
3608F1BA2212E11B03F074D4976EAECB9A60Jul 12, 2014
3608BC644E03ED34658D439C90D70684429DJul 22, 2014
16384518724A75725FB4435C7B9F90BD0AA27Jul 31, 2014
36085702CEA1D33E5DE04B9B1D0A8DE3DC5CAug 18, 2014
773610C146CC7B2DCBE7743CA85AE0AD80A7Aug 26, 2014
3608B5422532A1D1C44E78C8BA209C255A17Aug 27, 2014
360844F6C9F94ECBD58954A9BB1298BE930DAug 31, 2014
36086C83946AC9BA4310E0E47B4A505B42AESep 1, 2014
16384DBA102C6D135D25E9B735CB0148B9CA8Sep 1, 2014
36081F4897B1B40FEBAC40FC3FBB27883508Oct 20, 2014
36082AE489CB02B5077499B4AD30FC5DF675Oct 27, 2014
3608C1CFF92EAFBE924A761C6253B64E3B07Nov 2, 2014
360842038F3F21A012D89A68D579734A2493Nov 4, 2014
36086B976DC04837EBE35BCF300283115427Nov 11, 2014
3608C5368493FCD3641D2F1F2F34BD44C180Jan 11, 2015
3608E1DC0B61477BA24667205AB0A0321158Feb 7, 2015
3608FDD3917B2821117221B94780D08AEA7DMar 25, 2015
360837221B7704DCC12903D1A2DC80E5AFB2May 2, 2015
3608A8BDB8ECCBC6B6A18B6DE65A6BB5954DJun 30, 2015
3608C1F39D80C57AD73DFBEEE81F96BA989BAug 8, 2015
360802746C7B0BAAA1B7C30E29510B3981A4Sep 18, 2015
36081726AD28432063E54799FA6A3D003A26Jan 20, 2016
3608DD8F463902FDF9CB1ADECA3767A7CC08Feb 12, 2016
11864A78EDA2C05C8E697ADF4F432842E9F40Feb 18, 2016
5672C039F872E4E37637E3E37EFDB3391BECMar 6, 2016
16384CB15C0CED2DF0CFFC687D5FDA6453D05Mar 13, 2016
3608E4E3AEB184D5FE847C6C0117B88572ADMar 23, 2016
36083E754AB38EC21D05E5471B0803C22AE9Apr 8, 2016
3608668B9BC350637748D00CC9D43D2454B6Apr 12, 2016
3608D1D8B3DA2DB0E3CCF35EC7875D4D03A5Jul 6, 2016
512BF619EAC0CDF3F68D496EA9344137E8BSep 21, 2016
360800AE9541A65976710BE15540B04645A0Feb 1, 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-journal^

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

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