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Search.hmylocaltransit.co Redirect – How to Remove It

Search.hmylocaltransit.co Redirect - How to Remove It

This article will help you to remove Search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect completely from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers and the PC.

Search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect is a website that is trying to hijack popular browsers so it can push its dubious search engine. The redirect might affect the settings of your browser homepage, new tab page, and default search engine. It is considered to be a potentially unwanted program that sneaks into the system without your knowledge. This may happen via several methods with software bundles being the most commonly used one.

Threat Summary

Name Search.hmylocaltransit.co
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The redirect can change the homepage, search engine and new tab on each affected browser.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab and search engine of affected browsers will be switched to Search.hmylocaltransit.co. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Search.hmylocaltransit.co – Distribution

The distribution of Search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect might happen mainly via installation setups of third-party apps. There are lots of free apps that have additional components in their installers. Most of the times developers do not disclose those components properly and they sneak into the system without your knowledge. To prevent such adverse effects and keep potentially unwanted programs like Search.hmylocaltransit.co away from your system always select the Advanced or Custom options of the installer. These options are believed to reveal all components of the installer and provide options to deselect all you don’t desire.

Various kinds of online advertisements like banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, and links to sponsored content may land you on a compromised web page that is set to download Search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect on the device.

Additionally, a suspicious browser extension installed without your consent may serve as a gateway for the redirect.

Search.hmylocaltransit.co can affect commonly used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Search.hmylocaltransit.co – More Information

Search.hmylocaltransit.co has hijacking capabilities that allow it to access installed browsers after it compromises a machine. The redirect may alter essential browser settings like those of the default search engine, the homepage, and the new tab page. Afterward, its main page can appear each time you start the affected browser. The main page of Search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect pushes a hoax search engine and direct links to several websites most of which are related to transportation services. Below you can see a picture of the current Search.hmylocaltransit.co look:

search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect

Even though the simple design of Search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect resembles a lot those of reputable search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo its functionality and security are far from the required level. In fact Search.hmylocaltransit.co pushes its searching service so aggressively in an attempt to obtain certain details about your online behavior and record them on its servers. This can be related to one of the main ideas of the hijacker’s creators which is not users utility but intrusive advertising.

So as long as Search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect is set as your preferred homepage, new tab and search engine you may notice a lot of annoying advertisements all over the browser. The redirect will try to deliver you various kinds of offers and sponsored content based on your interests. Ads like banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, videos, and hyperlinks may flood your browser. As a result, the performance of your browser may become sluggish and your online browsing will no longer be so pleasant.

Search.hmylocaltransit.co – Tracking and Data Collection

Almost each website has its own Privacy Policy page that provides detailed information on data collection and its usage. The policy of Search.hmylocaltransit.co reveals that Polarity Technologies Ltd is the company owner of the hijacker. In fact Polarity is known for the distribution of many other browser hijackers like Search.hofficeworksuite.com, Search.hfreeliveradio.co, Searchdescargar.com and many others.

The policy further reveals that Search.hmylocaltransit.co obtains information from all online users who have it in the browser. Thus, by using its services you agree with the collection of:

  • Visited URLs and websites
  • Browser’s home page
  • Search queries
  • Search queries on the visited web pages
  • Type of used browser
  • Operating system type
  • Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Geographic location
  • The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system

The records may also be traded to third-parties or business partners of the company owner for money revenue. At worst you may fall a victim of severe malware attack campaigns conducted by malicious intenders after they get your details from Polarity Technologies.

How to Remove Search.hmylocaltransit.co Redirect

To remove Search.hmylocaltransit.co redirect from the affected browsers and the PC follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case that after the manual removal you still get redirects to Search.hmylocaltransit.co be advised to run a scan with an advanced anti-malware tool. The scan process will simplify a lot the removal as it will easily locate all leftovers on the system. Then you can eliminate completely the annoying Search.hmylocaltransit.co with a few mouse clicks.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

How to Remove Search.hmylocaltransit.co from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.hmylocaltransit.co

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Search.hmylocaltransit.co and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors 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:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Search.hmylocaltransit.co on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Search.hmylocaltransit.co there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Search.hmylocaltransit.co with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

Get rid of Search.hmylocaltransit.co from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Search.hmylocaltransit.co and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Search.hmylocaltransit.co:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Search.hmylocaltransit.co. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Search.hmylocaltransit.co. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Search.hmylocaltransit.co via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Search.hmylocaltransit.co. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Search.hmylocaltransit.co from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Erase Search.hmylocaltransit.co from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Uninstall Search.hmylocaltransit.co from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Search.hmylocaltransit.co from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Search.hmylocaltransit.co will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate Search.hmylocaltransit.co from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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