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File: http_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage-journal 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-journal

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608E619CF8687F8C78F6AF68F78AD7F9DD3Jul 25, 2014
16384C6C6E34EC17C417A92EA8896808B71FDJul 29, 2014
36087005AB20874E3CA4C0D4D840134C4E92Jul 31, 2014
36088890A272D03AEB96A389232FDE32B64FAug 4, 2014
360829FF5A0E100BD3D3762A7BF02BA5A2FEAug 7, 2014
16384DC067807E45B105751A84D9A45940750Aug 12, 2014
360897D7EA3171E72C5F8B3D6857138CD022Sep 7, 2014
3608C8642A643987B94047B8F591741EA9A0Sep 19, 2014
3608FC5961A451A01DBE60ADE6967A00FFBFOct 25, 2014
3608C97193F7B18A26D4BB10BE5518E55C93Nov 10, 2014
36085E6B93A5339E0D86EE0F5E4F64B683DEJan 3, 2015
3608FB5541E55F14A1833AF8A89E36067AE8Feb 26, 2015
360858534844D1FD4B07FC20DD806780446FOct 9, 2015
36087970817ABD3671AF6C1516F06B592B30Oct 18, 2015
3608667C861BDDA9E638EEBC751C3572FB4AAug 14, 2016
512BF619EAC0CDF3F68D496EA9344137E8BOct 23, 2016
36084A068EF4729B161458DDE473DE1F52CBJun 17, 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_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the http_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.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_start.mysearchdial.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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