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File: http_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage

Location of http_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage

If you find http_websearch.freesearches.info_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_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of http_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
7168BB15D0A02F07A0A69179E7E03780FDF5Aug 6, 2015
6144F0762C26BE2198BF4B1AB37599CCFA8CAug 7, 2015
307259AC455EBD821917A7BA528E37346D0DAug 18, 2015
9216E5A02BE51499DA4B0272FC98A528C8BFAug 21, 2015
307218C762495E9AD03E04C883E60489A9C7Aug 31, 2015
5120BC5A298BC857781F58F324E4F9463FE5Sep 9, 2015
3072C25BD26A6536290ACE795561501402F6Sep 10, 2015
7168433F1D5B09C8F497A9292DF556D761A0Sep 10, 2015
5120817F71C1F80E954D48723BBA9F4D12DBSep 20, 2015
3072C2D46D48CAD59C3B96CA399117605EB2Sep 28, 2015
8192925E8932C8F6C275367D8CCDBF519623Sep 30, 2015
3072618820FDFD03292DA32C21C635D3AE83Sep 30, 2015
307233C8971B2D87AA0474B077C999F1B9B2Sep 30, 2015
3072504DB6E761F96CB6D07A9434A2E8B5ECOct 6, 2015
716863F0D0EF32708BDD32DA5DADC234DBA6Oct 7, 2015
3072C81CB681D940A4778DEF9D2460B9458FOct 7, 2015
3072941EF1290884556E1424FAAFE7C85989Oct 12, 2015
30725C8AC48FAAE29ABF49D2B7D718BDEBE3Oct 19, 2015
7168F335C16EB7C2CBA4D32B9F06AA3063EANov 8, 2015
307294F4F673A77E9401769996A7BB2FA1CBNov 22, 2015
6144EFEFC98AA503640B3332675729A976CBNov 24, 2015
716802967C9D368362A3DC0867607735707FJan 6, 2016
61442489563AE6AE56D2FB5B4C08F16A2D7AJan 20, 2016
7168C2FE40E5D72A5D0528B52DF079D2D1F3Feb 14, 2016
6144317619E395C5293D56DBB9CFAB7D0102May 15, 2016
51209672987E0C5F37B9ECA3AD5C96166994May 16, 2016
819243C1673CDF6F046D2D83CEF2D056EB53May 18, 2016
614476189BCDB7452927D5D07E4AAA7A4D4DMay 30, 2016
3072672C019E4859A159B87E99DCC77F9204Jun 9, 2016
307299CC7EAD0CDB65F7D8462C9F1347535BJun 13, 2016
30729148F98014CD3F8D6AEFE07F27317B96Jun 15, 2016
30727C266AEE407BD6B62FDD90C89FEA7CF3Jun 23, 2016
30720E99BD2E3FC1C8C695CCBC3E837CF08CAug 4, 2016
30729489AF6CA1F51C923A121589031E8F4ESep 11, 2016
6144382FC54E6F130E85C596EE8D8D845C82Sep 21, 2016
51200F91D422B6D1E656AC2F1416C7DEE06BSep 24, 2016
5120A886920DD63F01EC45AE02BF3398D805Oct 26, 2016
30727EE93AAEAB5571BC660958FE938F6F4ANov 23, 2016
6144B18A9512EFCF435DF9A2072C4423D35BDec 3, 2016
5120F33EF36192686D0BC1483C2FAE292957Dec 12, 2016
512028FAFBEAB58A3378FF0D07D4084256EADec 17, 2016
30720EAFD8B3DBACE15EDACFC147EEFC791CJan 27, 2017
614421707DAF70B080E8C02FA0ECFE128259Jan 27, 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_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_websearch.freesearches.info_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_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of http_websearch.freesearches.info_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_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_websearch.freesearches.info_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_websearch.freesearches.info_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_websearch.freesearches.info_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_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_websearch.freesearches.info_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_websearch.freesearches.info_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_websearch.freesearches.info_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.