Several 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.
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.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter