- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
LocalScavenger Toolbar is yet another malicious browser add-on that is of the Mindspark family, which is infamous for other malicious toolbars such as DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar, DownShotFree Toolbar, SuddenlyMusic Toolbar and quite a few others. Therefore, it is quite natural that our research team highly advises you to remove LocalScavenger Toolbar just like any of its counterparts. Even though, this toolbar is advertised as a tool that could help you access numerous classified ads on various websites around the web, in reality, it does not do what it should all that well. If, unfortunately, this toolbar is active on your PC, do not hesitate and remove it by using the removal guide that we provide below.
Once this malicious browser add-on enters your PC, your web browser will be instantly affected. Your default homepage and search engine will be changed suddenly without any notification. In addition to that LocalScavenger Toolbar will be inserted that will also disturb your web browsing experience. Ironically, a tool that should help you with your online searches will only make them more difficult because you will not be able to use your preferred search engine. LocalScavenger Toolbar is an invasive program that should be removed completely because it is the only way that you can restore the default settings of your web browser. This is so because the removal of the LocalScavenger Toolbar extension only, might not stop the intrusive activity.
While it is possible to download LocalScavenger Toolbar from its official website, some users report that they did not download or install this invasive browser add-on themselves. Due to this information we have discovered that in some cases LocalScavenger Toolbar could be found bundled with suspicious third-party applications. Bundled software is known to be the primary way that questionable programs are distributed. Therefore, to reduce the risk of getting your PC infected with LocalScavenger Toolbar or any other suspicious program you need to install a professional antimalware tool that would warn you about any suspicious installers.
The removal of LocalScavenger Toolbar is a two step process as you will need to remove the browser extension and the application as a whole. Since the removal procedure is quite lengthily, you should pay as much attention as possible because a single mistake could mean that some leftover registry entries or files of LocalScavenger Toolbar could still be active on your PC. This is quite dangerous because other dubious applications could use the leftovers of this malicious program as a gateway to your PC. If you want to be sure that every single bit of LocalScavenger Toolbar has been removed make sure to scan your PC with a professional antimalware tool once you have executed the manual removal.
How to remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from your PC
Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Windows Vista and Windows 7
Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Windows XP
Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Windows 8
How to remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from your browser
Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Google Chrome
Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Internet Explorer
Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox