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A lot of the smart viruses and Trojan horses today try really hard and prevent you form going to the main anti-virus and cleanup sort of product including microsoft own tools. They actually block your access to those sites.

A couple of weeks ago my wife's laptop got totally infected (she must be browsing porn) and I ended up finding a little known program that did most of the clean up and then followed up with Microsoft tools that are available on their site and successfully cleaned everything with the exception of one item i had to get rid of manually.

Name of the product is Exterminate it. Worked pretty well.

Source

Spoonshadows

File: https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage

Location of https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware

Check whether https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage

If you find https_youtube.conduitapps.com_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_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3072329E001ABE2A0BDA2A82B711379CFFADNov 29, 2015
4096943AEEE23D48A427104DC62F9734C889Dec 4, 2015
71689D7048EF4AD4CE55AA6D6897D237E9D2Feb 3, 2016
409663888905C24425A54A76BEB9D02AE6A8Feb 4, 2016
40965127EC3AB2620BCBA8F35D29277FEF74Apr 5, 2016
7168C3002DB786EEF9FE705DBCD356EEA858May 14, 2016
40961F06694D79F8A5CA5149A5ED6CDD798FJul 27, 2016
4096E68C2691D1774220841A6C7A7474A3EANov 15, 2016
4096A9FEF982ED5BA73F9DDF06ADBE455B2DJan 26, 2017
4096543D8511982A706F5F934B7FCCBA1FEEFeb 17, 2017
4096124932132FD25DD485B0CCBF6E57049CApr 2, 2017
40969E242EF44567420727F6E06F8B481073May 6, 2017
40961E58390A109F91ED1BFE5AFF634CA7BAJun 20, 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_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage^

  1. To enable deleting the https_youtube.conduitapps.com_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_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of https_youtube.conduitapps.com_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_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of https_youtube.conduitapps.com_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_youtube.conduitapps.com_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_youtube.conduitapps.com_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_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage. The name of the first found registry value referencing https_youtube.conduitapps.com_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_youtube.conduitapps.com_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_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage and Associated Malware.