Exterminate It! Antimalware

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Known threats:699,443 Last Update:August 10, 12:54

Testimonials

I have had major computer issues in the last week. I was infected with the Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans. After researching the net for possible solutions, i found they are extremely difficult to remove. I tried a variety of spyware removal tools to no avail. To do it manually is near on impossible.
The symptoms are, computer runs slow, constant ad pop ups, hijacking of emails, theft of information and locking of a variety of functions.
I then found buried deep in a google search a link to Exterminate It. After reading it, I downloaded to do a free scan and a lot of stuff no other spyware had found showed up. So i went searching the locations and sure enough the files where there on my system. I tried removing them with no luck. So i spent the $25 usa to activate.
http://www.exterminate-it.com/
It removed all but 4. I was disappointed that the Trojans once again reloaded and my problems continued. So, i used the SUBMIT STATE service. I supplied all the info i could gather, pop up addys and what they were for , what others programs had found and Exterminate had missed etc. Within 24 hours i received and email telling me they had updated there system and to download it. I rescanned the system and it deleted all the previous locked files.
Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans have not done their re appearing act since and my comp is running normal again.

It's worth remembering the addy or downloading it to see what it finds. I had no problems doing so in anyway with this program. They done what they said they would on there web site in under the time frame.

Source

Administrator of Horse Racing Forums

File: http_www.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage

Location of http_www.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether http_www.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific http_www.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage file locations:

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

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific http_www.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage file locations:

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

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

Notes:

Different Variations of http_www.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
122884D5421F888291FC60F9F032DBCFA5F8DJan 9, 2015
14336E59B2986C02EFBED22C576F8699AF067Jan 24, 2015
1331201B64B9503E2A292848CCFD6EDCFBE31Jan 30, 2015
15360F87FFF29B3F03671953380780230D069Feb 1, 2015
133123C056B0B3AFB87BF1DB1B01F38681072Feb 16, 2015
14336D8BF049CCC235CB45F1F9D6289240401Feb 18, 2015
12288BCEFA5251F1C19C8E5F43FCA852F2DA5Feb 21, 2015
30722C78BB60CDCCA9923DF8912FA430D225Mar 11, 2015
11264E55495B600267E18B95DA325FB9641E0Mar 26, 2015
3072C63C20D4A31CFDF419B671D64241C05FMar 26, 2015
11264111BE6CEF2F912372F28706EA7426C57Apr 1, 2015
24576FAB833AEFC44ED2915F3CBEF74CB8F9BApr 1, 2015
10240CC6AA1C34EE7D5D09E2E7A21E34EC919Apr 1, 2015
30728F4F5CBD30EC1EA67160020F761D614EApr 16, 2015
30728B5F69A3017D393270A272C4E3FEDD40Apr 18, 2015
378881B8CC1A484F54560A6369C4A05FCD119Apr 25, 2015
1228885126A5E20B43352093B323BCAB6BA82Apr 25, 2015
1024091036E3E24EC555E69A09D3CE8D97A05May 5, 2015
112647A1D0A2B132F05C6F9AD3D2E356B5C27May 7, 2015
10240C3ABD2C4EDE0A706E7CB0AA4315622C7May 8, 2015
14336ED673FAE8E17D3058EAC007F843D36E9May 10, 2015
2355214474642E52DE69D6165353A0E84E3F6May 11, 2015
10240C6ED1280633FCB6D61DF9DA7666D3851May 23, 2015
1228852B6D4AF39994892B20902FF2B6EFB7AMay 23, 2015
12288DDEBE1CEBFD480EDDFB15941754823F3May 23, 2015
133124EE1416A728C2E24D02A71472B3BD1B7May 25, 2015
12288A8BF9F52162AC7B2D7342FDD9C6C5928Jun 25, 2015
29696F537AC9B48108AF45BE5727597C8A7EBJun 30, 2015
2355210B29C46D9169F534D5F903A1181273EJul 2, 2015
163845967CBD1071901FE2290F412283D94F3Jul 2, 2015
38912CDA6BEFE244CFB4CB8672120E19FD86AJul 2, 2015
19456A92F6E367EFB87FB5A52FC7DACE6DC09Jul 11, 2015
1228858F2D805CA949FB77367D70F44D92E71Jul 16, 2015
112646E81FB0EFA1096B8CBCF1783B80045BEJul 22, 2015
194567AF37E8A3AA3B3E3361FA30D5B5034F1Aug 6, 2015
2764860027A658D862808FC0DD0BB9E8856CFAug 6, 2015
13312A8CC7BD339E579F5E090FA2972E033BEAug 7, 2015
112646174A88650442E1A75261CD5BA9A78F8Aug 22, 2015
97280A7D0302523EC691950C152D3B5B1C0FEAug 23, 2015
1843249FCDE89447FE7FC83C5A51B8DB730B5Aug 27, 2015
3072E8B05EF7026F3EF6F2B9EDD1C6BC1E51Aug 31, 2015
22528E0A114D644E6F4E06BB6B83C933792D5Sep 6, 2015
276486A8E2BD6E9C791BA4BCD6C731977D779Sep 7, 2015
6144FB081D7CC2D0CA99F0ABB4B10A795F5CSep 10, 2015
102402E14709C73C27234995E1D6AD20A9737Sep 13, 2015
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30727D1C838212A93E57046CDC81697350A9Sep 14, 2015
1126457641848977C2496E39F1B0780CFE1C6Sep 14, 2015
419841886D07D54DDF65120C702BE56477C91Sep 22, 2015
55296977AA49EE81902FD1E73800E0798E748Sep 22, 2015
26624F5C37B47564FA89FEE379DA1F9C29E4CSep 24, 2015
11264E947A8234C2903743FABC30CF99B2D77Sep 24, 2015
286728CBBCEDC96B4FE51434437B955272ECESep 27, 2015
184329DA24CDE8BF7290855C9C01638C399E1Sep 27, 2015
27648F443032A1A3ACE25CAC179DBB02E1553Sep 28, 2015
12288D58B5797E7F34B26C1E49CCF8F3CDE87Oct 2, 2015
1331263C824CC835DC3F40B481870B0CDD309Oct 4, 2015
11264FB50449514931CD3B20F2D9EB9D581ACOct 4, 2015
13312BD299D9846ACFCDDB8385D15993ABE5DOct 5, 2015
17408992DEE05816FAD14482D3B3AD64432AFOct 5, 2015
133121C0F7EB76A2572E70229B0F17E7A3805Oct 6, 2015
112645C3158760185E81E9A7A9267BDF6BBD7Oct 7, 2015
133129F2D51B5BDBF8A143FD7B291B583E6D4Oct 7, 2015
112644A132C8B23D36E5245AF99256ECF2928Oct 8, 2015
18432647F5D74AFAE65698503491312386EDFOct 8, 2015
1331227BD4D4402A6468AE196BC3771EA54A6Oct 8, 2015
13312EB6029CA002A7087972CB2D16D80A776Oct 11, 2015
133127068CBA41525BA4A3BBDB3163B27D120Oct 11, 2015
174084BD0878523928D4242170DF8D97E51E7Oct 13, 2015
43008BB79FEC92C73B4F11B428B72A6C241B3Oct 20, 2015
43008A0409A8AFDA82F79192ED1CFEB3C1539Oct 23, 2015
12288FFFA7AD3203D95AAD221735097244A97Oct 23, 2015
11264018BD0EF35C695923A02C75F14B32235Oct 24, 2015
143369B91AE32B43AAC133B1D96424A2A146EOct 26, 2015
440323B9656E08D564D165CF9F77C6D87C484Nov 3, 2015
38912B6926FB61E15176BC6AE38685D194B18Nov 4, 2015
440322FDA0D568501606BA832F1E4C9E63094Nov 7, 2015
194561A924001668EBD260002743E80F08C93Nov 8, 2015
1126468AD0446F2ED3A6870507C9C37ADEB9FNov 10, 2015
13312D5B7A9516E597A0EA0C858A14A88B4D2Nov 11, 2015
1638441131A8E641359FD9AB2B3EF4B180116Nov 12, 2015
1536076557D68F2862E62CA88ED9D18826EE8Nov 12, 2015
1228887CB1F63B88F3AD129D27C5D942C7D59Nov 12, 2015
122883BA93DC32194AE8ACD910D13EB65CA6BNov 13, 2015
1945677DF5C959BE5293C386B3B1E3A150721Nov 17, 2015
102406DB4BA9B96A8D78B6B5FB128077101B2Nov 18, 2015
11264994DA76BED007DF2E717A17B031599E3Nov 18, 2015
17408B24E7C24F2F3AF0ACC1C624828321297Nov 21, 2015
204806788A0D8995F4765744D2D0E807D9531Nov 22, 2015
1433619CF94DE598147D3040EF0E1E8B54760Nov 26, 2015
122881E9047E3F6088BD86803312E0F729DC5Nov 27, 2015
13312FEBB02E044883AFA17F323FE42587FBCNov 29, 2015
17408BFC90339B4AC56E40658F697FE1C3419Dec 7, 2015
163847DC0D52D60D5689931E63E65288578ECDec 12, 2015
24576DE215770C5CD918632CD8C5ABA11ABFADec 14, 2015
4300837CC336F20ED05789E472E41F8FFB42ADec 17, 2015
3072E793C1FCE4E2ABABE54164DFA4F212A2Dec 19, 2015
13312D99D858790F6B69B70ABD0306F97689BDec 19, 2015
1228832C1A5D3965BFC2A7CCA5F49D29E73EBDec 23, 2015
2457692C08DDF8E35F6DC50BE974740392ED2Dec 26, 2015
22528D476646385AE76E0F72E0FF88D6DD7E8Dec 27, 2015
30720C0C0169376F77DA24C5F4C1098DF42F7Dec 29, 2015
122887F9F84408BC5FF42346D5F98769AAEC9Dec 29, 2015
1536063F33380337E26A958F0EFBD8290AD79Dec 30, 2015
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6041653F294D1D480A9831489E8AAB26E253EJan 5, 2016
13312F89650E4D3B8FCA637DE38DAD859A523Jan 5, 2016
122886702A5A72BD2CAED5F3C327AC3B038CDJan 7, 2016
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122882E035871144D0863C1153CE5EC5C2C2EJan 9, 2016
122885F4C0F3840F6D104D39C3A4B4F2F38C1Jan 11, 2016
409603791A6C8061E65C60FE80D81078932BCJan 11, 2016
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12288135824F1AC71BE0025DF9EF69415FCBDJan 13, 2016
122882332EFF37BC971ACF135A953EF2FADB9Jan 24, 2016
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11264F8403535C3FD38A564156A0B6CB11ED9Jan 25, 2016
13312CEC5930E402EF2A0AA274AC0BA973FA6Jan 30, 2016
1167363310667CF66587859B09E16864887F7DFeb 1, 2016
29696EFEEA2065FFA4C0D3D8D66A87A5D537AFeb 1, 2016
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348167CF1E46FA29D80E2D434D05DEE4D08D2Feb 2, 2016
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153602641C35551BF7C79BE5EF395E0B1B99DFeb 13, 2016
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12288B26DBE6B76F772790D7D17BCF26169CDFeb 16, 2016
1126493BE4F3C65636280CC13F4E22192935EFeb 17, 2016
112647A3AD39AC1DE994F43E0FEAABAD1125FFeb 18, 2016
122887F6E4D2A80A6E6B144C7C06A6D1354FFMar 10, 2016
163840B5D637B6C6B6F14BBC4FBF93FC3F8AEMar 10, 2016
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133129FABF9670C2AB18D6A12371407174582Mar 21, 2016
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46080036B94EEF8CE6918E8D7B84DD5CFFC37Mar 15, 2017
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32768028C07CA8C7D087F9671046D55E54E4FMay 23, 2017
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12288FDB1C297AB86D58F113DD2C3F95C3DACNov 12, 2015
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143365E3006BC914EA51DB0AC8DE0B4D2809ENov 30, 2015
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12288C4CEDBCB41390B68F0AF22BAA199B9E2Mar 30, 2016
30728661CDCEC37829BB87955A34959C483DApr 8, 2016
37888AF619E173C28B86D814B63FDFF637793May 12, 2016
368649CFAEF3A5DF5FAC3C4246FCB7A1E7753May 22, 2016
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122884B77DF121E61F210E3D27D0B226E7BCEMay 25, 2016
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2252869A78238A9A108B11CB6E7B4A0781DE4Sep 5, 2016
9216C4F864B86B2ABC7244DADF2B78E2E49FSep 11, 2016
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13312935EBAA6BC2FE7828E5963AFB32880CCNov 7, 2016
102403FD9694FC3EFB87C22B1391EFAE58E35Nov 13, 2016
112646CB91BA026882B0144E0D141893A6C32Nov 20, 2016
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133123F126DF75972BC5030659337D87874B8Dec 1, 2016
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18432AD170F13B826BBDC32ACECD65D67CE03Jan 28, 2017
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593926BF364DC831877C675F5716CC14934A8Jan 29, 2017
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112649FC2FA6CD1CE2721E9100BFC0947DAC7Jun 3, 2017
286729FE670D93FFCE19C265CE8086A1D9476Nov 27, 2015
1126443CBB6809CC18E1FC34313390A25C072Jan 19, 2016
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16384E001CF52447B8EAC3E0B8726C281ED97Aug 31, 2016
18432B4AF41D221CB4C055D8569C36E551FCBDec 6, 2016
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19660862E49FD4F76221E7DC17D2FD58188CA6Mar 10, 2017
1228863EE09F9F70174CC6997F365767ECC57Mar 24, 2017
14336E0B5B2FD39099D969861C67C000742D6Apr 18, 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.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the http_www.mystartsearch.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_www.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of http_www.mystartsearch.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_www.mystartsearch.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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