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Local Scavenger Toolbar Removal Manual

The Local Scavenger Toolbar is an application created by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. That is compatible with all the major web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc.) Despite its seemingly useful functionality, Local Scavenger Toolbar is classified as a potentially unwanted program, and its removal is advisory. The toolbar is known to have adware capabilities and fill the user’s browser with numerous advertisements that are both intrusive and possibly unsafe. Their main purpose is to generate online traffic for certain web pages. The toolbar can be removed manually or with a competent anti-malware tool.

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How Is Local Scavenger Toolbar Distributed?

computer_securityThe Local Scavenger Toolbar can be downloaded online, but it can also end up on your PC bundled with other freeware you’ve installed recently. In most cases, additional plug-ins, apps, toolbars, and add-ons are inadequately disclosed in the standard installation options. If you want to prevent their “stealth” infiltration, you are advised to select the Advanced options and un-tick any unwanted programs.

Local Scavenger Toolbar’s Symptoms

  • Local Scavenger Toolbar injects a variety of third-party ads in the pages you view. They may present various security issues to your system because most of them link to websites with unverified content.
  • Local Scavenger Toolbar may change the search engine you have currently set to Ask.com. The latter has a bad reputation, and its use is not recommended.
  • Local Scavenger Toolbar can read certain information about your browsing activities, visited web pages, performed searches, and other personally non-identifiable data. The information tracking process serves mainly the purposes of targeted advertisement.

Local Scavenger Toolbar Removal Manual

Local Scavenger Toolbar is not a virus, yet its removal may turn out to be tricky for the less technical PC users. Local Scavenger Toolbar can be deleted manually, or with the assistance of a reliable anti-spyware application. The manual below will help you remove Local Scavenger Toolbar from your computer step by step.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Local Scavenger Toolbar

1. Remove/Uninstall Local Scavenger Toolbar 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 Local Scavenger Toolbar.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Local Scavenger Toolbar 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 Local Scavenger Toolbar and click “Remove

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    After Local Scavenger Toolbar 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 Local Scavenger Toolbar and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Local Scavenger Toolbar 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 Local Scavenger Toolbar 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 Local Scavenger Toolbar 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 Local Scavenger Toolbar
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Local Scavenger Toolbar. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Local Scavenger Toolbar will be removed.

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    3. Remove Local Scavenger Toolbar automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    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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