YourLocalLotto Toolbar is a browser extension from the Mindspark family that seems to have “gone into retirement” as the “late” official website informs the visitors. Still, it is possible that you may find this toolbar in your browsers. If you do not remember installing it, it is because YourLocalLotto Toolbar may have sneaked onto your computer together with other malware infections when you installed free software. Have you visited shareware or torrent websites recently? It is quite likely that this toolbar comes from such source. Due to the potential risks you may be exposed to, we suggest that you remove YourLocalLotto Toolbar as soon as possible. Since it is important to understand the danger of having this bad toolbar on your computer, we advise you to read on.
When you visit the official website at yourlocallotto.com, you will see something quite rare: a farewell message. As a matter of fact, Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. simply says goodbye in the name of YourLocalLotto Toolbar. So, practically, it is impossible now to directly install this browser extension from its own website. If it still shows up in browsers, it is mostly possible if it arrives in freeware bundles. These software packages, however, may contain malware infections. Such infected bundles are usually promoted on questionable P2P websites. Most users download these by clicking on misleading buttons or links that are, in fact, third-party ads in disguise.
The mistake a lot of people make is that when they install such an infected package, they do not make sure they know exactly what the content is. Most of the time, you can deselect the unwanted programs and they will not be installed. But users are usually rushing and want to install the new freeware quickly while infecting their precious computers with malware applications. If you are one of these unlucky users, it will not be enough for you to delete YourLocalLotto Toolbar; you will have to take care of all other infections, too.
YourLocalLotto Toolbar is exactly the same as any other Mindspark product. It offers you easy-access links to third-party websites and services alongside with a search tool that is powered by Ask.com. Actually, the home page and the default search engine settings of your browsers will be set to a modified Ask.com page. The problem is that this toolbar may be able to modify the search results as well and based on some information gathering it does, it can insert customized ads and links among the normal search results. Clicking on such links may not be a good idea as you may easily find yourself on a malicious website. That might also happen by clicking on any ads on the provided third-party websites. That is why we consider this toolbar potentially dangerous and advise you to remove it from your PC.
If you are ready, it is time to really say goodbye to this useless infection. This is what you have to do if you want to delete YourLocalLotto Toolbar. First, you need to uninstall the application, then, you need to reset your browsers. If you need assistance with these steps, please use our instructions below. However, even after eliminating this malware from your computer, you cannot be sure that all threats are gone. Therefore, we recommend you an effective way to handle this situation and we say that you should use a reliable antimalware tool to identify and remove all malware infections from your PC.
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