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File: https_innovatedirect-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific https_innovatedirect-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_innovatedirect-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Storage\https_innovatedirect-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_innovatedirect-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
5242884DFFBF0A184A4E8976D20C8C2D44D9E2Apr 22, 2016
4956163C8ACC2D62EC3B46D012F08AC3FBF3DBApr 26, 2016
557056371EC6E557E6C89BC7F4B093D4F57B5EApr 27, 2016
307242FF163DA84F23A6C0395B04ECE05B87May 5, 2016
557056D3B921DE53F989895864ECA44246DD30May 10, 2016
3072DC760F8F706182198ACCBE78EEA7CB41Jun 5, 2016
6225927D8AEE596A657F7CF9961AD0CDC224C8Jun 18, 2016
524288DF73BBCA6CA36B4E2869676395F0D704Jul 4, 2016
30727FB5B4C0B857E4A781CAF804AA9B9D8CJul 20, 2016
589824FA2B2CB04CCD775D8E5E379886CA3F7BJan 7, 2017
557056EFECBDA405118713203028604F24548DApr 30, 2017
3072C82C717733BF79429781284481AC2BC2May 15, 2016
3072820B3D7B298D4DF4A037EDCEDFDFA0EAAug 26, 2016
3072A50E56FF55BC78C28082C22417146AF2Jan 31, 2017
30728691E621B348B21CF6D2A315BFAC38F9Apr 30, 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 https_innovatedirect-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage^

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

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