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File: http_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage

Location of http_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage file locations:

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

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage file locations:

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

If you find http_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of http_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
30725AF088ECFC915D52DC7D414DEC13936DJul 25, 2014
296960A6586DCA31384B80F3FF742C2E2E6E96Jul 29, 2014
3072A3D53C34953F08834D412D1F808B21BCJul 31, 2014
3072022594E5EAB5EB4AB78FC376AD84D74BAug 4, 2014
30720979203A4E2C0445E737D57CFCFC0ADBAug 7, 2014
29081671DE20C3F5C9865FEB6E89FB1F83BB87Aug 12, 2014
3072B4573F138035A6C791FC5E62DF95E879Sep 7, 2014
3072E4B97D4B64EA5171F08C3157E00F5D5BSep 19, 2014
3072690D6D33328D960C43B71D792C740864Oct 25, 2014
30724CCFF8AFB80A9C878F6CCCFEED4FD1C9Nov 10, 2014
30728858E3C584FF6E148F70D8960DC99D95Jan 3, 2015
30720204D9067F9FE9E123F4C1B46A4077E0Jan 30, 2015
30724DB5E4D6B918331342D30D0E3AE33BB2Sep 30, 2015
3072F353360D74D4532256CFF2BC1D810699Oct 1, 2015
30728318F019C549D7E10DA5C63FE05B2C01Oct 9, 2015
3072C450C576CF53EEB01727197ECE37F157Oct 18, 2015
307273A658CE66E64685A1378AFD7519C92FJul 11, 2016
307293E9814EB558F721EF2722A71D5E8091Aug 14, 2016
307268F13FBE93CB0093DE842F01EAA3872ASep 22, 2016
307282386997A38D38701307B5498F4915A8Oct 23, 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_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage^

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

    • The deletion of http_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.