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File: http_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage

Location of http_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage

If you find http_www.default-search.net_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_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of http_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3072D7C0F1A3A25B42F01CD1276E52014F9EJul 6, 2015
3072EC937CCD66B3651D8DF6C17CFA9DB10DAug 3, 2015
30728EA3238A7BF4A9A5CCFF0F40AAF76CF7Aug 15, 2015
3072087FE15DDE62946A22331C2B679F590CSep 1, 2015
307247A1451A788ED78E0FD7A4FEB98FDA4FSep 8, 2015
3072E9F42F448FE17D6650C1249E04C0F684Sep 9, 2015
3072546F9E2E715DE0A008D16167E24A2769Sep 13, 2015
30720209951C722F024F9AC333DFB0F0E1EESep 22, 2015
3072137F986A1E72140ECA86F74CE81F10ACOct 30, 2015
3072A92E442EFC6F50A4AB5756EBF4E20C15Nov 25, 2015
3072D5769996ADD3D4657E7DF9D8352AFF07Dec 19, 2015
3072D07074A1BEFE69574C6D0800C0C91E24Jan 10, 2016
307239F210C219AB8DABC8D9F84D654967FAJan 16, 2016
30729AE27E005EE10F5C9DB23E3E2258EB2EJan 30, 2016
3072D0C48FC5D43C1543112BE7708E9E30E9Feb 2, 2016
3072DDE9C3209CD6611AB431C400E923AB4AFeb 11, 2016
3072FF9293DEBEA605EA1FDF63767F226B4AFeb 16, 2016
30723B150BB4FDEB587C7587790196BFD478Feb 16, 2016
307252AB7BE122E75D66F7D5CCD5368CC937Feb 25, 2016
307274B132C6001F363B499AEE5E880874D3Mar 21, 2016
3072E1DFF72B54859CC4185C4494B3C1B73EMar 27, 2016
3072B18F9B6BCBD49F4B3A518BB6F97FF9B3Apr 16, 2016
30727A278B0256EB8436C2117CA217F0ABF4May 11, 2016
307283B5343153F6F57AAD80977CE0109E6DMay 16, 2016
3072D980265FE21FA14F8FFC9004028255BCMay 24, 2016
3072E7C3AAC8981B2D39FE6F13BA934E3710Jun 5, 2016
3072516AEB4F6833536B086CD800CD691505Jun 21, 2016
3072727884296F38351885D51F2CE6540993Jun 22, 2016
30724EABE669F31B7149862B0412802BB146Jul 1, 2016
3072BBE0636A407F1A95133C464E3F7065DEJul 24, 2016
3072F71438BD724CBDF96E391074EAC7CF71Jul 27, 2016
3072533CCBD16E19CA58720EA85F21DB2BD1Aug 21, 2016
30722872A7291EFBD357DE765371D0EF0DE3Sep 13, 2016
30720A2101CF0CF39AFD1D5A5CB03692E120Sep 28, 2016
307260B5F3939CDBB4A997E092FFFC08D78ANov 9, 2016
3072D0F85191B3E26BDD8C63014BA0F346FEDec 11, 2016
30727848DA3D5A22473AA56BE7D67AEC4327Dec 17, 2016
3072623076D5BC43A3789E6F582AF3AE43FDJan 2, 2017
307282386997A38D38701307B5498F4915A8Feb 18, 2017
307268F13FBE93CB0093DE842F01EAA3872AMar 3, 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_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_www.default-search.net_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_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of http_www.default-search.net_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_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_www.default-search.net_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_www.default-search.net_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_www.default-search.net_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_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_www.default-search.net_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_www.default-search.net_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_www.default-search.net_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.