What is LocalCrimeWatcher?

LocalCrimeWatcher is the newest addition to the infamous Mindspark toolbar family. We identify LocalCrimeWatcher as a bad toolbar and recommend that you remove it from your system without any further delay. This tool, which is compatible with all the major Internet browsers, boasts to provide information about local crime statistics, and thus help you to keep your family safe. However, ironically, the moment it gets onto your system it announces its presence in a quite hostile way: It modifies your Internet browser settings without your permission. Read this article to get more information about LocalCrimeWatcher and why you should delete this toolbar the moment you see it on your Internet browser.testtesttest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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What does LocalCrimeWatcher do?

More specifically, the first thing LocalCrimeWatcher does when it gets onto your system, it changes the homepage and default search provider of your Internet browser. These actions might be interpreted as aggressive; therefore, you should remove LocalCrimeWatcher to prevent it from displaying even more unpredictable behavior. Though LocalCrimeWatcher has clearly defined features that might seem useful, even unique, you will rarely find them worth your time and attention. This bad toolbar promises to provide you with crime prevention tips, criminal record database, help for victims, FBI crime info database, however these features will not always work, especially if you live outside the US. These superficial functions that toolbar promises is nothing more than a marketing ploy to convince you that LocalCrimeWatcher is actually beneficial. Mindspark Interactive Network has been developing these toolbars for a quiet some time know, the best examples being InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar, VerifiedVPN Toolbar, Undeaddies Toolbar, and many more. We suggest that you remove this bad toolbar and find a more reliable application get the information about the crime in your area.

It is important to point out that LocalCrimeWatcher automatically switches your default search provider to Ask.com. Although it is a legitimate search engine, using it via the LocalCrimeWatcher toolbar might not be secure. Why? Because the toolbar might promote third-party links alongside the search results rendering your research unreliable, and also dangerous. The featured sites can redirect you to pages that are filled with malicious content, and thus you might accidentally authorize its access to your system. In order to prevent these unfortunate accidents from happening, remove LocalCrimeWatcher and invest in a legitimate antimalware tool that would work as a safeguard in these situations.

Where does LocalCrimeWatcher from?

LocalCrimeWatcher can be found on its official site localcrimewatcher.com where you can download the toolbar as well. Even if you have decided that you would rather avoid this application, it does mean that it cannot reach your computer with other applications. LocalCrimeWatcher is known to be distributed bundled with malicious software; thus, if you executed the installation of a suspicious application or utility without paying too much attention to the installation wizard, there is a possibly that LocalCrimeWatcher was installed as well. If this is the case, remove the toolbar and the companion applications because they might compromise your system security.

How do I remove LocalCrimeWatcher

Have you decided to get rid off LocalCrimeWatcher? The process is slightly easier if you are using Internet Explorer because terminating the application from Control Panel will be enough to delete it completely. While if your default browser is Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome you will need to remove LocalCrimeWatcher not only from Control Panel, but from the add-on manager as well. Also, make sure your system is equipped with a tested and trusted antimalware removal tool that can terminate all the threats that might have slithered onto your machine while LocalCrimeWatcher was present.

Remove LocalCrimeWatcher

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar and choose Settings.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Under View by, choose Small Icons.
  4. Open Programs and Features.
  5. Select LocalCrimeWatcher and click Uninstall/Change.

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
  2. Under View by, select Small Icons.
  3. Open Programs and Features.
  4. Select LocalCrimeWatcher and click Uninstall/Change.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
  2. Switch to Category View.
  3. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select LocalCrimeWatcher and click Remove.

Remove LocalCrimeWatcher from your Internet browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H, and choose choose Troubleshooting Information in the menu.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox one more time.
  4. Reopen Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the menu at the right side of the address box and choose Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset and restart Google Chrome. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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