Home page on browser got changed to Localmoxie.com unknown web site all of a sudden? Have default search engine missed from the original web page also? Wondered if browser has been hacked by some sort of computer hijacker? If you are also being redirected constantly while surfing online and are being displayed constant pop ups on the sites, the answer is positive. This Localmoxie page displaying on your browser is a hijacker.
Localmoxie.com – How to Remove Browser Hijacker
Localmoxie.com shows up on your browser and becomes the default home page without consent? This specific domain, no matter how regular it looks to you, is in fact a problem to most browsers which can be called as a browser hijacker in computer terms. This Localmoxie.com redirect can compromise most browsers including the very popular used Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. By hijacking these browsers on computers, it can not only cause so much unpleasant trouble for PC users while surfing online, but can help cyber criminals benefit from privacy of PC users who have become victims to this browser hijacker.
Computer users usually don’t notice how they are trapped by this Localmoxie.com redirect because most browser hijackers don’t need permission from PC users to install. Distributed on the Internet among malicious web sites and bundling with free software, this browser hijacker can get itself installed on browsers without consent even when a computer has protection from antivirus software. Once installed, Localmoxie.com redirect can modify the default settings of the targeted browsers automatically in order to create a pleasant environment for itself. Soon the home pages and search engines you usually utilize for Internet surfing will be automatically changed to this Local Moxie domain and its associating search engine. You won’t be able to change it away easily because it will keep popping back up. This constant pop up action has prevented you from surfing the Internet properly because you can’t seem to view other web sites instead of those unwanted pages you’re redirected to. You may also find it difficult to read what’s on the page because of the constant displaying pop up ads. All of these effects are all caused by this Localmoxie.com redirect. But the worst part is, it can trace you down on the Internet on every site and link gathering valuable information and surfing habit. This character of hijacker has been very helpful to cyber criminals. In other words, privacy security has been threatened by this hijacker. Hence, it should be removed ASAP.
To fix this unusable browser issue caused by this Localmoxie.com redirect, contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance if you are not a PC expert yourself and don’t know how to remove this browser hijacker.
Localmoxie Redirect Screen Shot
From the above screen shot, Localmoxie.com redirect, similar to Search.nation.com redirect, appears to be very regular as a web page. It also provides a search engine on its domain which seems to provide lots of shortcuts to abundant resources online. However, as soon as you are online from this specific link, you will find out the differences between regular sites and this hijacker. To be more specific:
1) Localmoxie.com redirect can get itself installed on a browser without consent;
2) It can change the default home page and search engine on browser constantly;
3) It can also display constant pop up tabs or ads to stop you from accessing other web sites properly;
4) The performance of the browser will be slow down causing constant stuck;
5) Valuable information can be gathered out from the browsing histories to help cyber criminals benefit.
Manual Removal Instructions for Localmoxie Redirect
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Localmoxie.com redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Localmoxie.com hijacker in Registry Editor as below:
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Localmoxie.com site on browsers.
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Browser hijackers have been troubled PC users for quite a while and yet there hasn’t been a perfect solution for these problems. Besides, browser hijackers are created every once in a while by computer hackers to attack computers all around the world. This Localmoxie.com redirect is believed to be one of the newly released versions. It not only changes default home pages on targeted browsers, but also replaces default search engines to its associating search engine. By not letting computer users change previous settings back, this browser hijacker forces them to surf the Internet from the given search engine which will lead to constant redirect actions online. Among these unwanted web sites and links that you’re redirected to, viruses including Trojans and malware could be hidden beneath. While PCs are potentially vulnerable to other viruses online, privacy security of victims can also be threatened by this Localmoxie.com browser hijacker. Taking these consequences in consideration, one should try to get rid of this browser hijacker as fast as possible.
Note: Cannot locate certain files listed above and have led to an incomplete removal? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get further help to accomplish the complete removal of this Localmoxie.com redirect.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 5, 2013 8:05 am