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Jul 5, 2013

Localmoxie.com Redirect Removal

How to remove Localmoxie.com redirect from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox? Why your homepage is replaced and your browser is redirected to Localmoxie.com and other similar website randomly? Follow the guides below to find out an effective manual way to remove this hijacker step by step.

What Is Localmoxie.com Redirect? Is It A Virus?

The Localmoxie.com redirect is categorized as a browser hijacker that can lead to serious computer and security problems and constantly annoy PC users. It is very disturbing as this hijacker will continuously redirect your web searches to some fake web sites. And it can be installed on Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome without your awareness. Once inside, it will make itself as your default search engine so that every time when you attempt to search information on the Internet, it will manage your search results and show you all kinds of popups and ads. More than that, your homepage will be changed to Localmoxie.com automatically and you are not able to reset it back to your favorite website anymore.

Probably you may notice numerous pop-up messages coming up while you are browsing the Internet. It performs tons of malicious activities on your machine especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. And the most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. It is hard to remove a browser hijacker because it is not as similar as other computer virus infection that antivirus programs are incapable of removing it. To completely get rid of Localmoxie.com redirect, you need to manually delete all the components related to Localmoxie.com hijacker.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Localmoxie.com Redirect Picture:

localmoxie.com

Infected Symptoms:

1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering Localmoxie.com redirect can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Localmoxie.com is a web site that provides online searches. This engine claims to display reliable search results. However, if you have a closer look, you will notice that on top of its results it shows a list with sponsored links. Links that provided by Localmoxie.com may redirect you to blank websites, to advertisements or even to malicious websites which will show you misleading information and try to attack your PC. Users should realize that the only goal of Localmoxie.com redirect is to use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. And hackers may manage to target your personal and financial details and steal them. To sum up, keeping Localmoxie.com redirect on your PC can expose your personal information and you had better remove it for good in order to secure your PC.

Kindly Reminder: If you failed to remove the virus, please contact YooCare PC experts now for instant help to avoid any mistake such as data lost and system crash during the manual removal.

Published by & last updated on July 5, 2013 2:52 am

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