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File: https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage

Location of https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage

If you find https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.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 https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4382724A6FC053DF7A83108BA03DBCDFEC85B5Dec 6, 2015
4423680D39474DE2818832BF038E69B48D4973Dec 7, 2015
4382728C6A7E71B19437752F947055DF564D70Dec 12, 2015
439296F6AC858BBCF2D1037BF3D9BC33E9EEEEJan 1, 2016
442368B92C8CFC5F60D39EDC73A4E394ECC5EFJan 7, 2016
43827216CCFC8975D37F414F5EEB23FB75AED3Jan 9, 2016
448512DA6596F4BFEC7E38622335817E54B4CDJan 10, 2016
44032038F3DD37C17DB4B8FB54FD11FE9AD055Jan 20, 2016
5242885690EEF52464181674E80B65DD2DA9F8Feb 10, 2016
52428801F9FD2AE252001676D1761D8CCAF21BMar 11, 2016
462848B38C96EBECA682BE2EBF3300DF1EF1C0Apr 2, 2016
5570568F78750E318315CC9061710C75923705Apr 11, 2016
5201924C080432A531CADAD469A5687122306BApr 17, 2016
448512A0D8152003CF468C74FBF78010B5593CAug 25, 2016
4382720A8390C013176C01F2D4680D492F732FSep 6, 2016
4915208DD36D263701E8D0B4BC69EDD0B8E918Oct 25, 2016
43724862D91928BF6B6A25212653646C1C35A4Jan 10, 2017
442368F39DBC7D6EAF5ED3EB72E887C23EC771Dec 27, 2015
439296D61F9A0F8A64805A70499A2D8157AEBDJan 2, 2016
489472C22EE3BEC1FEC41260B85125FCD814B1Feb 9, 2016
5242886D5CA24953A7E3B467DA7D67BF616CBBMar 18, 2017
528384F492C9DCD0E2CCFB57FCE3199C7A47E2May 3, 2017
438272E6135BB57CF900F1B55E936CB2E66D20Dec 4, 2015
44544045FE7C51A9417DCBA2BCBC5462838C0AJan 2, 2016
4526082DCB581D2C193D86D4221E181666B665Jan 10, 2016
441344E48D05C718ECB80CE36D1D107525A55EJan 22, 2016
50278466AAE15BDC8613E24DF30CD3FA75814AFeb 4, 2016
3072A84C361FD5226C0FCCD2E56ACDE19591Mar 30, 2016
440320CA642C9B41511FF38CACBE847C7DDB6BSep 6, 2016

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 https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage^

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

    • The deletion of https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.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 https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.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 https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.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 https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.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 https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.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 https_bronzeaid-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.