Local Crime Watcher Toolbar, as a malicious toolbar, it can attack all kinds of the browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and others. Usually PC users will get this virus infection while installing some unsafe programs and processes because cyber criminals will attach the virus process to these programs or processes. Once the PC users activate the virus process, Local Crime Watcher Toolbar will be installed without PC user’s permission, that is the reason PC most of the users have no idea how and when they get the virus infection. The malicious toolbar will take over the infected browser and create malicious add-ons on it, those malicious add-ons will redirect PC users to visit other unsafe websites or forums. Anyway, it is not a reliable tool at all, PC users need to get rid of it completely. In general, Local Crime Watcher Toolbar will cause chaos and problems on the infected browser and even the whole computer, PC users have to spend a long time opening webpage or viewing online video because the the malicious will keep taking over high resource of the CPU and Internet speed. The infected browser and computer will be in a high-risk situation of being attacked by cyber criminals, the redirect virus has been on of the most dangerous toolbar on the Internet, it is suggested that PC users should remove this toolbar as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe.
Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.
How did you get Local Crime Watcher Toolbar virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.
The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options
For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Local Crime Watcher Toolbar redirect virus is an extremely virus process which can cause further damage on the infected browser and computer. Not only can it modify the key settings but also damage the files, homepage, default search engine and other items can be replaced completely without PC users’ permission. The infected PC may face other virus infection like Trojan horse, Worm, rogue program and even the malware, it will also provide unsafe sites if PC users search something via this toolbar. Thus, Local Crime Watcher Toolbar must be removed completely to protect infected browser and computer, or the infected PC will not be safe any more.
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on February 3, 2014 1:57 am