XLocator. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware
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XLocator is an Internet Explorer search toolbar with pornographic content.
Usually installed when visiting adult sites.

From the vendor:
Downloading or installing these ad-supported software applications requires acceptance of these Terms and Conditions authorizeswhich allows IWI to download and install the ‘XLOCATORsm AdServer’ software, which delivers ‘XLOCATOR’ branded advertising, software, and various informational or promotional messages to computer screens while users view Internet Web pages (‘XLOCATOR Ads’), and is a prerequisite to downloading or installing these ad-supported software applications.. Without collecting ANY personally identifying information, tThe XLOCATOR AdServer uses the computer usage patterns and web browsing history (including the URLs of visited Web sites) of anonymous computer users to determine their likely interests in order to select appropriate XLOCATOR Ads to display on users’ computer screens. Please note that advertisements displayed on users’ screens Such ads may promote IWI’s advertising clients, products or companies who may directly compete with the publishers of Web pages you may be viewing, or may have recently viewed, when such ads appear. identifies the interests of anonymous computer users based on their computer usage and web surfing behavior, including the URLs of Web pages viewed by users and other criteria but which does not collect ANY personally identifying information. The XLOCATOR AdServer displays XLOCATOR Ads on computer screens on behalf of IWI’s advertising clients and not on behalf of the Web site the user may be viewing when the ad appears. IWI’s advertising clients may be competitors of the publishers whose Web pages users may be viewing, or may have recently viewed.

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XLocator manual removal:

Delete registry values:
'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{8F0D6EED-BC11-4E7F-8276-9748947E4A50}'

'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar{8F0D6EED-BC11-4E7F-8276-9748947E4A50}'

'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsApproved{8F0D6EED-BC11-4E7F-8276-9748947E4A50}'

'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{89AEAB46-8E8A-4045-9003-5614BFBFE90B}'

'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{89AEAB46-8E8A-4045-9003-5614BFBFE90B}'

'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsApproved{89AEAB46-8E8A-4045-9003-5614BFBFE90B}'

Delete files:
winlocator.dll,winlocatorhelper.dll

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