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

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_utilitychest.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal 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-journal
  • 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-journal

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
36087366CBDA2342AB6E4A248EB03A7E85AFMay 7, 2014
3608F668B2CD08FB2B211D1B72160CAB9320May 11, 2014
360819C867B6FE32DA57EBB85E31CAACC5B6Jul 2, 2014
3608330E3A340C3B1DC805C1BC7E83BC6AA8Sep 21, 2014
3608C90B5501BE351D26C43F98AB14935055Oct 5, 2014
36080EF2B49D380A0D440A2AD62EF9F97A49Oct 23, 2014
360852026DAF6C79F23B52B7851764D42FBANov 10, 2014
36080C74E932CC314C33053EED580DC85163Nov 22, 2014
3608A8054CAE779A1F0924FAA7FB950C0E95Feb 14, 2015
3608EE3CE1C4A7DE4DABB1448A34767AC788Mar 6, 2015
3608F46FB83F754C83DCC344E7E88531CCD5Apr 4, 2015
3608AB4AFBC8F5A75DEC499A6C58693A77BCMay 2, 2015
36082DF9C8C35FEE2D234BB49E8D7E432B3DOct 5, 2015
36085E955BD88BC6DAC40CE9CA5B42F92102Nov 19, 2015
56729AA441A8FD57E28D44AE8EE850EA3532Nov 19, 2015
36086F7A43010BAA74F2CDFFE226952A637AJan 7, 2016
360899BBEE2D6FBDE0FADCE9361098D218C1Apr 1, 2016
3608A5C7A80014F7CC1D23046D87AE40E4E1Apr 11, 2016
360849D804DDE26B8F909885CDB87C70CA3AMay 18, 2016
464081EE01443DBF9210275D1571B65CA68CJun 3, 2016
3608ED34A7AE358CDEE6985DDE54C2ED73B8Jun 21, 2016
3608D0725562DF75DCD52EB7FDC31A51C8D7Sep 29, 2016
4640E1BDAC7F433BC91D76E9BDF14F7AFD9BOct 13, 2016
36089B6DAC31AC80D931EF68FD957A9EE4DCNov 1, 2016
5672CDC616C4B74365AED43D99A69D581C39Nov 12, 2016
3608C66E7DE9E6A680D84E67A5517BEAA919Dec 19, 2016
5672F9C5131DC280A70430E4D1A250412535Mar 3, 2017
3608FE6E8522270564B039241796E58ABABFJan 4, 2018
360886DF060CF09C734FBACCEDC0B39FB5C4Jan 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-journal^

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

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