Remove Local Moxie Search (Uninstall Guide)
Local Moxie browser hijacker is the main reason why some users are presented with a webpage localmoxie.com/search each time they start internet browsers. The domain serves as a search engine, which is regarded as suspicious by many security experts.
Various distribution methods are employed in order to spread the browser hijacker. Video codecs, fake software updates, or spam email might be used for the latter case. The browser hijacker is usually installed completely without user‘s consent. The unwanted application can infiltrate all major internet browsers e.g. Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox. Remember that no legitimate software uses this kind of methods, so this indicates that the program is malicious. Furthermore, the Local Moxie app might be used by dangerous third parties and cause you real damage. Having in mind all the potential hazards which lay ahead, it is best if you removed Local Moxie as soon as possible.
Although the official webpage of the Local Moxie looks nice, users should not be fooled by good appearance. The website is a good for nothing search engine which should not be used. The search results provided by this engine are useless because they mostly contain sponsored links and advertisements. What is more, links in the localmoxie.com/search might lead you to corrupted domains, which could infect your computer with malware.
In order to end all the inconveniences caused by Local Moxie, the application needs to be removed. Unfortunately, this is not that simple. In order to be successful, you have to find all the malicious components associated with the program, and remove them. If you could not achieve that, try searching for an anti-spyware program which is capable of doing that automatically, and most importantly be more careful in the future.
Automatic Local Moxie Search Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect Local Moxie Search and remove it.
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Manual Local Moxie Search Removal
Important Note: Local Moxie Search can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. To remove Local Moxie Search, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Local Moxie and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
2. Delete any browser plugin related to “Local Moxie”:
Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Also remove Local Moxie Search from your browsers:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
4. Delete any folder related to “Local Moxie” from the following folders: