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File: https_cashkitten-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3072F702519DD82B376042EBE5B81E735C5FApr 18, 2016
3072E3A038FFC293AB5711D235F0AC1A1E54May 4, 2016
30720FFC2D36887A171243AE0E96847398D4Jul 29, 2016
3072E6DAD5490EEF4C5A6431B08F963D3B90Aug 17, 2016
3072DDA85DB930C2DF474EA73F1A499F90AFSep 15, 2016
3072A2DC3B91590E0FB480855937EEC8ED2FOct 9, 2016
476160AFEA23F42C15F40A68E5D5561AC140AEApr 18, 2016
458752C9EC83841DA5EC3F61B4B291FFD70126Apr 30, 2016
477184F7B38442E136B4DCD5D75AAF55ED080DMay 4, 2016
4915208BAD3BE9B83F81E4D7C7EE0988AD9592May 22, 2016
307258FB0FA91473E3B287CEE033E9B8E17FJul 3, 2016
49152069D4CC2732C297B41A77BF15131D3002Aug 15, 2016
4915209E5ABEC80A8451DC2844254119DD371FNov 14, 2016
49152003D04FC8C59CD358241F57D2E29A30B8Apr 19, 2017
46284817BE911BAFDE21BB2467ABE7C37779EEApr 2, 2016
451584D2A849EFB6544E530DB89E7BDD640098Apr 2, 2016
476160EC1BCF9B3C67BF6AAEF6DB1C0C5BBE13Jun 25, 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_cashkitten-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the https_cashkitten-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_cashkitten-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_cashkitten-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_cashkitten-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

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