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File: https_oursearchwindow-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
30720743212B62034F8ECF2D4D7597809200Mar 18, 2016
524288A346DBE99C254D4274582382F89D75DCMar 24, 2016
4997125CBD1905DD0E886797F4D08375976065Apr 6, 2016
30723139ADD33AAD5A4B3989A4E57A5FE1ECApr 9, 2016
3072339693CEBA5A6E6531500B9F60ABA15CApr 27, 2016
3072B9B42A0949BA4BE11B0AF05616C50C0FMay 13, 2016
307266C451E5DDC79B7B77A2AE33AE237627May 24, 2016
3072C073D58C6E1D4E436BBDF695C952A2C4Jul 19, 2016
30721F7ECC5C4978705F5AC05B14BEF1E748Aug 7, 2016
3072211626FA4205BB2990B165D5AA5C53E5Sep 18, 2016
30722C6BF193DA329D2F89E5684A6551999ESep 25, 2016
307247E4569A5F457084BCA5E83ACECED7E3Oct 5, 2016
3072E7144FA393245C54DA43F866180ACF52Oct 19, 2016
3072CA183FD2E3223EF9F1ACDE841E58B02CNov 6, 2016
30726BA7A6CD44059D82FB7FCCA5947517F1Jan 20, 2017
3072E7206CDD286292602845278ADFE884E5Mar 16, 2016
522240ECFCC67CBD20BFF576CA882A4FBB952AOct 5, 2016
5253123E13F25C473BD208F72450114E594ABEMay 13, 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_oursearchwindow-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage^

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

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