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File: http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal

Location of http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware

Check whether http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal

If you find http_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of http_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
11864B1C93902C3731DD2B53729EA6B355C6EApr 1, 2015
360890F67BDA9EE02827CDA41D7CE17159FEApr 22, 2015
3608A11B389041492D8A45514FC5BA1495FCMay 1, 2015
12896D440F50C1FAB7F63AF8740E78B7B6826May 6, 2015
36081823CDFAC322713C7B5D7E8BF73F4662May 6, 2015
13928348C573C916D59E01472CAC9B8735BAAMay 9, 2015
36088BCA0956DDA0C125B941CDDA4AF60B59May 25, 2015
1289616870433AC6F3EEC5B2B0B83E1F1CC8AMay 26, 2015
12896111A03C460A5BD1F6F14BF503FE52955Jun 19, 2015
3608F913D499E11BF6A7761831C7E81F66B9Jun 20, 2015
108327936349DD1E9C97831C6C0F51D72DE46Jun 21, 2015
16384436C742AEAF4EE30393F39BEF0EC9DEBJul 2, 2015
118647102C710813A205C612EDC0BBFF84F64Jul 17, 2015
360826884AF783F2D12FB147816285782C4BJul 17, 2015
3608B9BF40F9C61731D270BB08A8DA334CA6Jul 20, 2015
139281F44C6DCD2A7023EA021830D3B840792Aug 4, 2015
3608A5DE1B04EE54A01E473EB6EE931D56AAAug 13, 2015
1392850B23759E6C4E0248CF04A429316DA17Aug 16, 2015
3608131B8A2E8BA14B81A2D346EDA8CFFD7EAug 18, 2015
3608BFEE91F927D3835AB0A8CB210D31ABBFSep 6, 2015
13928DC862FDA00A436D1030463FA22A08121Sep 13, 2015
3608A7DF7061653478A0C26D22EB4CA3F3D6Sep 18, 2015
163842122077C25821C3E8E767415CC75F617Sep 23, 2015
163840E4133F2BDBCFD0323AA7E2A31A00682Sep 23, 2015
8768E26A9945E9ED8E7860FC715B9349637FSep 26, 2015
108324C755E7734612339D4E585961B766B34Sep 30, 2015
36081D103CC9B970CD320AEA4F0CC390A0A5Oct 1, 2015
3608AFED67A97CCE17D6E610D41508BE9545Oct 2, 2015
1392876C73579514D0EA95B27BBC9B57FEED8Oct 4, 2015
13928536A714287E6B997EEC2CBD540E6E492Oct 13, 2015
139284A1C358FA44D727F46A41368CE1F5496Oct 13, 2015
1638476334E3E57E127CCBC7C84B038FBA44AOct 29, 2015
36087D0E1AD6346697C15F029319DEFFF563Oct 30, 2015
360826D430DB3FC0D8EE0F07E8B64DE4B03CDec 12, 2015
1638458C0BCB433845F0C128C76B12E2D3841Dec 20, 2015
87686A57BB34E581C0DBDF2F7DD2985DEC45Dec 25, 2015
163840F7DEDBBA4AB3C5405E6756E52F0BDA7Dec 29, 2015
3608E33940C908D5CD07DFE384076B735E75Jan 13, 2016
163844637179BD2480F7E7546DF9173489FD2Jan 19, 2016
163843BF2F92FDCE1E5A8891A26B0327E1799Jan 31, 2016
16384A051515D98863781E5D703FA90FD3D7DFeb 12, 2016
11864293163D42C459D08353C885CC7D90B79Feb 13, 2016
3608936DC099F958C367CD9B7F9B03213EF2Apr 14, 2016
360811F4810A543576F80D6DDCF847A0A768May 15, 2016
1638483AD82868894C166AD2E6DC0BF5EFE4DJun 10, 2016
36085F8DB83BBEE77CBA891AE14E999AA53CJul 4, 2016
1083206C14EC4B3CCC4FE23ACD537317C56B7Jul 20, 2016
1083276504B87A48577E902297EDDD272657CAug 30, 2016
36086AB8CD013F9AD1FD152FE26A520B890ESep 25, 2016
163845C5F85BC42D6536A8B86E1291E4E2102Sep 30, 2016
360822A936B2A29E9CEF193ADA82BBAF9930Oct 23, 2016
14960BAFA8B271FA109A184CB9879922DA0C2Oct 25, 2016
13928479326F3914FA3E4A5081F0EB20D8A5ANov 18, 2016
3608FBB0A71F6E25D5E479F860E8DB6BEFCBNov 28, 2016
360818DA8745B70046E68F3DF5ACB893DC6EDec 3, 2016
36086DB26C13D07D3C4976D8BF085E1DD256Dec 12, 2016
11864A0927AC0D38CA9C42505DC95EE96AD20Jan 28, 2017
163849160C08CE20FE87D53109035533A4863Feb 1, 2017
1289682A28007D22897B8F80B60263DB144E2Mar 5, 2017
3608B66B627012264C51516050DB39693467Oct 7, 2015
4640906F5B44CB0528E0F6FBDEE9484B12A9Oct 8, 2015
108328CEBE67461D7AA9C935CD8ED4415FE99Oct 12, 2015
3608C559BF911795845E65B3EC7F5F94065AOct 22, 2015
360858B5BE60982802F3EF569D90C1254C51Oct 25, 2015
1638437214618B824420908E2FF6A52E2A457Dec 28, 2015
1638409EDD55026141D0C0C93562DFA3C8573Jan 22, 2016
163841E00EEBFC56B0900E38F709DC1AA4A6BJan 22, 2016
13928FAA9CAEE0DA097AF985B4C7F580A9CC0Feb 4, 2016
360833A3055F939D05C866BD7717918CEF00Feb 10, 2016
163846FADFF8D9A97F582952A83DD48956F39Mar 10, 2016
3608806429C45E9B24828F23083051C9F47AApr 1, 2016
11864739F5C34DAF5980016E8111DBD954F0CMay 22, 2016
3608301816358FB6EA08375A55BE3D4F3A56May 22, 2016
567286A3AE23AD8FD95163515D6D99CA1F94May 28, 2016
11864B83D864B6AFC93E1B1A03E30095AEE6DJun 11, 2016
3608CAC77F113A93231175C85B2204C08B87Aug 4, 2016
1083202906D5D7B83BFECEB80A1FA1A93ADC1Aug 30, 2016
36086EBE6A73C57A67F81D140F465CD4A99ESep 22, 2016
11864075CCE6E8A60C056F8B7152E1CF76D6FNov 16, 2016
36083DA81A65261DAEC88CF4802A7D3BF877Jan 2, 2017
1638417EB1748CAC2167F86C2964F81A76E4EMar 12, 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.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the http_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of http_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing http_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.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_www.istartsurf.com_0.localstorage-journal and Associated Malware.