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Find.localstrike.net Set as a Homepage. Remove It Immediately

bg3wSeveral users have complained that their home pages have been set to http://find.localstrike.net/ without their initial consent. The domain may be an indication of the infiltration of adware that may have a browser hijacker component. Ad-supported software is known to generate unwanted advertisements and interfere with the user’s online habits. Browser hijackers are created to alter the browser’s settings and change its home page, error page and search page with its own.

Latest security research illustrates that ad-supported applications often have browser hijacking components.

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Find.localstrike.net Distribution Technique

The website may have been downloaded alongside a free software product available on legitimate shareware pages. The method is known as bundling and is not new to third party developers and online advertisers. Bundling may be avoided by executing custom installation and deselecting additional software.

The user may have triggered the software by opening a corrupted link or clicking a suspicious ad. Furthermore, the website may seem legitimate to inexperienced users that may decide to use any of its services, thus compromising both their browsers and systems.

Find.localstrike.net also provides a privacy statement and an uninstallation page. However, the revealed information does not make it trustworthy. If the user encounters the domain while browsing online, he is advised to ignore it and avoid clicking the ads displayed on the website. Clicking them may cause unsafe browser redirects to pages loaded with spyware and viruses.

Find.localstrike.net Removal Options

Even though the website provides an uninstallation guide, running a full system scan is still recommended. As already mentioned, both ad-supported software and browser hijackers may alter the system’s default settings to make manual removal defiant. STF researchers have created an easy to follow removal manual to help users clean their systems. Find it below the article.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Find.localstrike.net

1. Remove/Uninstall Find.localstrike.net in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Find.localstrike.net.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Find.localstrike.net from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Find.localstrike.net and click “Remove

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    After Find.localstrike.net is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Find.localstrike.net and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Find.localstrike.net is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Find.localstrike.net to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Find.localstrike.net has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Find.localstrike.net
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Find.localstrike.net. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Find.localstrike.net will be removed.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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