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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

LocalScavenger Toolbar

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

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select LocalScavenger Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Windows XP

  1. Click Start and then select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select LocalScavenger Toolbar and click Remove.

Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click and then select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click LocalScavenger Toolbar and click Uninstall.

How to remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from your browser

Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Tools and then click Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin icon placed next to the undesirable add-on.
  4. Select Remove.

Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and move to Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Remove the LocalScavenger Toolbar.
  4. Click Close.

Remove LocalScavenger Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser and then simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. From the menu on the left select Extensions.
  3. Click the Remove button to delete the LocalScavenger Toolbar.
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