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File: https_searchwindowresu-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
5242889AA7229CE726D5D06C4F75FBAC5693AAApr 2, 2016
524288B80A062C47137C168286DA805BBC29CCApr 3, 2016
3072FEF95456C02EC3F3401466030FA6D433Apr 23, 2016
30727F4E93B6DCC8CE9282CA849EB128433DApr 23, 2016
52428873776087B1C4FF068E5BB4867382D275May 25, 2016
5242880633CF98CF264C39B7F7D1DC3D578724Jul 25, 2016
3072F1A760F199572B3C38FBEA22FDF5A076Apr 5, 2016
3072953BCD15F9E7087E6BA7923674201FA8Aug 17, 2016
5242886B3466C82A501BEB5622827C749D0578Mar 23, 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_searchwindowresu-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage^

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

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