local.ds is a dangerous file, which can pose a serious harm to computer and data that is kept on it. It can also be used for privacy violation, data theft and similar e-crimes. According to security experts, local.ds belongs to parasites that are known as Trojan.Spy.ZBot.VG and Trojan.Spy.Zbot.UI. However, there are tens of other cyber threats that use this file for degrading system performance, displaying fake notifications and performing other annoying and dangerous actions.
By the way, local.ds can also work as a standalone virus that can be used for damaging system, infecting files, corrupting installed software and violating your privacy.