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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_smarterpassword.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_smarterpassword.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
6144CBE7F804E460A8BF457BDFFCC210277FOct 22, 2015
6144C2E875D4DA64330CA7707B14578E69ABNov 7, 2015
512005756E28CE42AA35B159B9526457269ANov 28, 2015
61441EE51F5D66F815A030312B07BB1B8196Dec 5, 2015
6144AAB374033378396A2C1DD48E569F0A45Dec 30, 2015
6144BECE8163CFA6C2979A4F0A7907A53F5CJan 5, 2016
614494DAA536172C0AB811A43983FFE73080Jan 7, 2016
61444BA32A6278808798361CE33C5A0B8DB1Jan 8, 2016
61445877451E78A48F2D49A5DED229288BB5Jan 12, 2016
6144F5166154FA4E4E2DEFC0A4C2502D814BJan 13, 2016
61443DFBACDD2EDE6D9ADA2D5029F14FFFE4Jan 17, 2016
71682AE0B4BCAB95F4EC35DE97775BBE4235Jan 23, 2016
61441471325FE169A9CD44EC0A8558FE3158Feb 9, 2016
716834A435DB524432B3F551C69958BBB954May 13, 2016
5120E822B94CDE884F4AFB3D402F6B51B10BMay 29, 2016
6144A45C31D28998BB04BDCFCDCF6D3ED73EJun 4, 2016
7168AF02B6EEF19AE61E951B8E95DFD23649Jun 10, 2016
6144B36AF28E33BD5735724605FE7A2B05A1Jun 14, 2016
6144BB75C2BFBF834B78CBF06C9A507F38ADJul 21, 2016
7168DD276661D99B9BB01DA3C33C1316B017Aug 7, 2016
71682098630B47FCDF85B035ED8FDB51C904Aug 11, 2016
81920854D834ED76EE3EA379325D0193B23DAug 24, 2016
6144CFD9299641DFED4FDA8F8E8CF29F19ADSep 5, 2016
61440237B7FB1C562F4959EB5F4931CA8627Sep 25, 2016
7168DEFC9AFBE95E5379E281694E69444C1FOct 13, 2016
6144ECE6171BC0A42C186897CCCA01F20B25Oct 20, 2016
5120E76C2FB5FC08723688A7B05D0FCFE70BOct 21, 2016
512049D68F93497D0628376038A7A2A27B23Nov 12, 2016
71684E2CF0C471ECEF3F9609A9579E258459Nov 23, 2016
7168B595FCDB8917B6221F69154C74945D26Dec 9, 2016
5120870C71A481E76126593DCBEDE87CF360Jan 7, 2017
614492FE794FB8CB774E03FAD696E82CA141Feb 9, 2017
512041D088F64234A8844C82169057632AD2Feb 24, 2017
71685636AFD629ADAA436686B6FF097C61DDApr 2, 2017
614425809FC1ADC2839E8B69F8A77F1460ECMay 6, 2017
716864CC5BA7AAB308DB56F8007D076E6637May 17, 2017
7168781507740EA2B84D2EADC31B30B90D28May 30, 2017
7168633AEFEE0EB27D37029E51959D22BC3BDec 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_smarterpassword.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_smarterpassword.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_smarterpassword.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_smarterpassword.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_smarterpassword.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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