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File: https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage-journal

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

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

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage-journal 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-journal

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

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

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

Notes:

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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3608146CF8E7E98070F2F2B01ED827DFEDEENov 29, 2015
4640B6258C9BBBBFBAFF3B01725DE930A660Dec 4, 2015
7736D3E911EEB7561855484B9B13E239766BJan 29, 2016
77367339193DED7FACDCF9523982074B71F4Feb 3, 2016
4640301151E092D08A992A51D7C44B287D22Apr 5, 2016
36082B12CA98ADC2C49CFAC459F9D1FF58BEMay 14, 2016
464076DA7EED11DF19F7E3EA8CBB49CE54B9Jul 27, 2016
46409D6401A7FF6C4132013437945270D3FFOct 28, 2016
4640FE413D16A0B99FE66E113D1F7584D48CNov 15, 2016
360890B80D7588AD0D14AADACE81F0BF265AJan 26, 2017
46401164BA035A4F3964B1C9B0CC23F71FB6Feb 17, 2017
4640BE5D5F97A691A4A699FB8CF4DD74D20AApr 2, 2017
46402ABA34389793895B8922CD73A57A7133May 6, 2017
464032724A8BC00B132872D2340A3E659AB5Jun 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-journal^

  1. To enable deleting the https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage-journal 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-journal 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-journal 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-journal and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage-journal 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-journal 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-journal 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-journal. The name of the first found registry value referencing https_youtube.conduitapps.com_0.localstorage-journal 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-journal, 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-journal and Associated Malware.