Local Scavenger Toolbar

Local Scavenger Toolbar Description

Type: Bad Toolbars

The Local Scavenger Toolbar by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. may claim to be useful, but you should note that it is perceived by security experts as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware capabilities. The Local Scavenger application has a version for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer that can display promotional materials while you surf the Internet. The Local Scavenger software is designed to add a toolbar at the bottom of your browser user interface and may limit the web page surface available to you. Also, the Local Scavenger Toolbar may slow down your browser and display advertisement content during your online session. You should not forget that the Local Scavenger Toolbar is ad-supported, and you will have to tolerate banners, ad boxes, pop-up and pop-under windows as long as you keep the Local Scavenger software on your PC. Additionally, the Local Scavenger Toolbar may change you default search engine to Ask.com that has a bad reputation and probably will not satisfy your needs. You should note that the Local Scavenger application may read your browsing history and use HTTP and session cookies to customize the marketing content displayed in your web browser. The Local Scavenger Toolbar travels bundled with freeware installers and users may install it automatically via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. As stated above, the Local Scavenger Toolbar might obstruct your browsing activities with many ads, and you may wish to remove it by using a renowned anti-spyware utility.

Technical Information

Registry Details

Local Scavenger Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Directory
%LOCALAPPDATA%\LocalScavenger_e8
%PROGRAMFILES%\LocalScavenger_e8
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\LocalScavenger_e8
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\LocalScavenger_e8
File name without path
http_localscavenger.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage
http_localscavenger.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal
http_localscavenger.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
http_localscavenger.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{1183DB79-768B-4E99-9761-842FAF7FA2F9}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{74002DF0-5F32-4DA4-AC50-80A1B1ADB217}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{A5846CB1-87CD-479A-B0FB-7BAF53CC846E}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LocalScavenger AppIntegrator 32-bit
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LocalScavenger AppIntegrator 64-bit
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LocalScavenger EPM Support
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LocalScavenger Search Scope Monitor
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LocalScavenger AppIntegrator 32-bit
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LocalScavenger AppIntegrator 64-bit
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LocalScavenger EPM Support
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LocalScavenger Search Scope Monitor

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