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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_utilitychest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 2\Local Storage\http_utilitychest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_utilitychest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 2\Local Storage\http_utilitychest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_utilitychest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
40962F821C8B497834FD618017260E06E20BMay 7, 2014
40960E2D89C1CA073FDE539379FB23A26D31May 11, 2014
4096B1C4F369E60D22A4939CF823011406FDJul 2, 2014
40968EB8584B596AE1524FB283D02B00F8EBOct 5, 2014
40967566BD551D26D416C9BCE4F4F974C887Oct 23, 2014
512090B13B5B3B49B9929FBEE27DB8D8A704Nov 10, 2014
4096FE96089FF4D47CDF37F20A822653A05DNov 22, 2014
5120996F740C47220A4F8647D46A2FE370CEFeb 14, 2015
51206E0B1D26F795156A1FA81FDC0FEB166FMar 6, 2015
5120BDBCE8930DBCD343D7FEEF12A10DE6E2Apr 4, 2015
40963E9F430E68759B46F4A660D68F25C846May 2, 2015
51208A2570FA4ACE87C08DC9B187717C2F39Oct 5, 2015
5120FD349140C3C94FE2F5C7C1B42A9A3142Oct 22, 2015
5120D5B14DAEC253532399BF37DCA7F1FC31Nov 19, 2015
5120993890D2284766F8B83FC17351CA1AD7Nov 28, 2015
4096D9E9B3E65F30D5D48E2F64501C5D2D9AJan 7, 2016
5120F39054CAE782CE513C0C9BD2E2B265C7Jan 13, 2016
51200D84A2B500EF8D3E00F0E81CF44B1039Jan 13, 2016
5120AAAA39AA5755E42DF1048A50991144E9Feb 23, 2016
51203B621DC493A0342AF7ACCF5CB2F4B678Mar 30, 2016
512086DBAD62250610C0409AA5F495A3652DApr 16, 2016
51200259696CBDB137E6855526DCE6B7A08AMay 18, 2016
409625461385F18615F436259E642B84E83AJun 3, 2016
51202E4550A98C896C207896EA79D64797B8Jun 10, 2016
51201B72BB3F9E2F250E627D14EC77AE4D5AJun 21, 2016
51200FBB24BB6B868366AA0369D74D33AD84Sep 11, 2016
512050F0D01E4BE8D6E00880F4E585D1958ASep 29, 2016
40966F2E547391F7392633AB7560F70A0EC2Oct 13, 2016
5120E5B4DA292BF5C145A8EB4B5590E3331FNov 1, 2016
51203F30023ED413AB615D9FB1F782135F2ANov 12, 2016
5120243228111AE7A3CA0B61E61EE07FD993Dec 11, 2016
5120AC992768AC157AE5D79ACFDEE8D1B32EDec 15, 2016
5120B509D6CD37996F5242E35229FA5C9057Dec 19, 2016
512051C3C69EBAF45AFB5D5D95877DC758C7Jan 11, 2017
51206FFC8C9791EEB96E3CF82F44D61736C3Mar 3, 2017
5120FBE8C72A0918A3C77A1FF0F8E723C328Mar 14, 2017
716872792B1B3D3E08E0779F3C0570D0187CApr 7, 2017
5120316A28F2AE5DD5073C81B129A4B2A736Jan 4, 2018
5120D100121D4E688593F37D9A33F956F2BEJan 7, 2018

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_utilitychest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage^

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

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