What kind of infection are you dealing with

Locatemylife.info is a hijacker that was likely attached to freeware, which is how it infected your computer. The threat was most likely attached to a freeware as an extra item, and since you didn’t unmark it, it was allowed to install. It’s important that you are careful during software installation because if you are not, you won’t be able to prevent these kinds of infections. Redirect viruses are quite low-level infections they do behave in an unnecessary way. Your browser’s home website and new tabs will be modified, and a different website will load instead of your normal website. Your search engine will also be modified, and it might inject advertisement content among the legitimate results. You will be rerouted to advertisement websites because increased traffic means more profit for owners. You need to be careful with those redirects because one of them might redirect you to a malware infection. And you don’t want to get malware as it would be a much more severe. You may consider hijackers helpful but you can find the same features in legitimate add-ons, ones that won’t reroute you to malicious sites. You might also notice more personalized sponsored content, and that is because the hijacker is collecting data about you and following your searches. It would not be odd if that info was sold to third-parties as well. All of this is why you should remove Locatemylife.info.
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How does it act

It is a known fact that hijackers come along with freeware bundles. It’s doubtful that users would install them knowingly, so freeware packages is the most feasible method. This is an effective method because users don’t pay attention when they install free software, instead, choosing to rush and not read the provided information. You have to pay attention as offers tend to hide, and you not noticing them is like authorizing their installation. Opt out of using Default settings as they do not allow you to deselect anything. Instead, pick Advanced (Custom) settings because they’ll display the items and permit you to deselect them. You are suggested to uncheck all the offers. And until you have done that, do not continue with the freeware installation. Even if these are low-level threats, they take some time to deal with and may be hard to get rid of, so it’s best if you prevent their threat in the first place. Reconsider what sources you use to get your applications because by using untrustworthy sites, you risk infecting your OS with malware.

Whether you are a computer-savvy person or not, you will see when a redirect virus is installed. It will alter your browser’s settings, set its advertised web page as your home website, new tabs and search engine, and it’ll be done without having to gain your authorization. Leading browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will likely be affected. The web page will load every time you launch your browser, and this will continue until you delete Locatemylife.info from your system. And even if you try to reverse the settings back, the hijacker will just alter them again. If when you search for something results are generated by a weird search engine, the browser redirect probably altered it. It could be inserting sponsored links into the results so that you are rerouted. Owners of certain sites aim to boost traffic to earn more money, and hijackers are used to reroute you to them. After all, more traffic means more people on advertisements, meaning more money. Oftentimes those pages do not actually have anything to do with what you are were actually searching for. Some of the results may look legitimate in the beginning but if you pay attention, you should be able to tell the difference. When you are rerouted, you may end up with an infection since those web pages may be malicious program-ridden. Redirect viruses also tend to keep an eye on peoples’ Internet activity, collecting certain information. More relevant advertisements might be created using the gathered info, if third-parties gain access to it. After some time, the sponsored content will become more customized, and that is because the hijacker is using the information acquired. It is highly advised that you erase Locatemylife.info, for all the above noted reasons. Since there will be nothing stopping you, after you carry out the process, ensure you alter your browser’s settings.

How to delete Locatemylife.info

It would be best to take care of the threat the moment you notice it, so erase Locatemylife.info. While there are two methods to get rid of the reroute virus, by hand and automatic, you ought to pick the one best matching your knowledge about computers. Manual method includes you locating the infection and taking care of it yourself. If you’ve never dealt with this type of infection before, below this report you’ll see instructions to aid you, while the process should not cause too much difficulty, it may take more time than you expect. By following the instructions, you should not have problems with getting rid of it. This method may not be the correct choice if you have no prior experience dealing with this kind of thing. In that case, obtain spyware removal software, and allow it to dispose of the infection for you. Anti-spyware software is made for for getting rid of these types of infections, so it should have no trouble dealing with it. You may check if the threat was removed by making changes to your browser’s settings, if the modifications are not reversed, you were successful. If the page still loads as your homepage even after you’ve modified it, the redirect virus was not entirely terminated and was able to recover. Try to avoid these kinds of infections in the future, and that means you ought to pay closer attention during program installation. If you create decent computer habits now, you will thank us later.Download Removal Toolto remove Locatemylife.info

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Learn how to remove Locatemylife.info from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Locatemylife.info

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Locatemylife.info - How to remove

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Locatemylife.info - How to remove
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Locatemylife.info - How to remove
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Locatemylife.info from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Locatemylife.info from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Locatemylife.info from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Locatemylife.info - How to remove

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Locatemylife.info - How to remove

Step 5. Remove Locatemylife.info from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Locatemylife.info - How to remove

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Locatemylife.info - How to remove

Step 6. Remove Locatemylife.info from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Locatemylife.info - How to remove
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Locatemylife.info - How to remove
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Locatemylife.info removal.

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