DailyLocalGuide (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - Removal Instructions

DailyLocalGuide Removal Guide

What is DailyLocalGuide?

DailyLocalGuide – a potentially unwanted application with questionable functionality

DailyLocalGuideDailyLocalGuide is a potentially unwanted program designed to hijack Chrome or another web browser

DailyLocalGuide is a browser hijacker that can be downloaded from their official website, as well as Chrome Web Store. However, some users might find the app on their computers seemingly out of nowhere, as its main distribution method remains software bundling. Thus, the installation of the PUP can also occur when downloading apps from third-party sources.

As soon as DailyLocalGuide is installed, it would redirect users to another page promoting.com new tab search. Even if this offer is declined, the homepage settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, or another web browser are changed immediately. A customized search engine is also added, which redirects all searches to MyWay provider, which shows plenty of ads and sponsored links at the top.

In order to stop DailyLocalGuide redirect, you need to find and eliminate the related extension or add-on from your web browser. Also, experts[1] recommend checking the system for other PUPs.

Name DailyLocalGuide
Type Browser hijacker, potentially unwanted program
IP address 23.35.69.176 (search.myway.com)
Distribution The app can be downloaded via its official website, through Chrome Store or along with freeware apps downloaded from third-party sites
Symptoms DailyLocalGuide extension or application is installed on the system; homepage and new tab fully changed; a customized search engine redirects all search results to search.myway.com; search results are filled with sponsored links and ads
Risks Due to plenty of suspicious links that redirect to coupon/deal sites, users could easily be mislead and suffer from financial losses; besides,
Removal You can uninstall potentially unwanted programs by following the manual guide below or by scanning the computer with powerful anti-malware
Optional steps Computer infections can cause various damage to system files or disrupt normal settings. To revert these changes and remediate the operating system, perform a full system scan with ReimageIntego repair software

If you check the description of the app, it will state that it is apparently a tool designed to find the best deals and offers during the web browsing sessions:

Search online classified lists, find local deals, and more.

Speaking of which, DailyLocalGuide tries very hard to look useful. So much so that it floods the new homepage (which is already heavily customized from the original) with various links and buttons. For example, shortcuts to Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, and other trustworthy sites are added. In addition, users can find links to predetermined URLs that allegedly specialize in giveaways, coupons, discounts, and similar stuff.

However, as soon as you begin to look into what the DailyLocalGuide extension does deeper, its presence becomes less than justifiable. First of all, the app seems to be strongly connected to the Ask Apps, the notorious search hijacker previously classified as malware[2] – it was so widespread that millions of users had it installed on their browsers due to intense marketing campaigns.

DailyLocalGuide hijackDailyLocalGuide is a browser hijacker that changes homepage and other settings

App's permissions on the web browser do not do it any favors, either, as it is listed that DailyLocalGuide has a lot of power once it is installed. It is allowed to the following:

  • Replace the page you see when opening a new tab
  • Read your browsing history
  • Display notifications
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

Finally, the so-called “Local deals” and similar seemingly attractive offers are mere are not local at all and are mere links to sponsors' websites. Besides, we highly advise users not to apply for surveys, discounts, and offers, as they can easily get scammed and lose their money for useless services or products.

Another reason for DailyLocalGuide removal is its information gathering practices. It can collect your IP address, unique device identifies, visited pages, links clicked, browsing history, and much more with the help of tracking technologies such as cookies or web beacons.

To remove DailyLocalGuide from your system, you need to find and uninstall the correlating extension from your web browser. If you are not sure how to do that, you can follow the detailed guide below. Additionally, if you have found this app on your browser seemingly out of nowhere, there is a chance that you have other PUPs or even malware installed. Thus, check your device with powerful anti-malware software, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes, just to be sure it is safe. If something is found, we also recommend using ReimageIntego for system tune-up and remediation.

Avoid potentially unwanted applications for ad-free browsing experience

Advertisements became one of the primary monetization methods for the marketing industry, and it is especially prevalent on the internet. Quite often, you will find even the largest and most reputable websites (such as news outlets) using a portion of the page to display ads. While there is nothing wrong with the practice, sometimes it becomes a negative or even malicious consequence from the user.

DailyLocalGuide distributionDailyLocalGuide can be downloaded from its official site, although it can also spread as an optional component within a software bundle

Applications also use ads as a monetization option, and it is, in fact, very lucrative. Unfortunately, some apps might bring you to ads that are less than secure. For example, it is not uncommon for users who have adware or a browser hijacker installed to encounter pop-ups and notifications about allegedly infected computers, or that their security software has expired, or that they need to update Flash Player.[3]

Thus, to avoid unintentional infiltration of PUPs, you should be attentive during the installation process of new apps, especially those downloaded from third parties. Never rush through the installation steps, de-select and checkboxes (apart from ToS and Privacy Policy), watch out of misleading button placements, read the fine print, and always opt for the Advanced/Custom installation option.

Delete DailyLocalGuide hijack from your browser

Initially, DailyLocalGuide removal should not be that difficult – all you have to do is access your browser's settings and delete the extension. Nonetheless, since the app is often offered with Ask and other toolbars/PUPs, there is a high chance that there are more potentially unwanted apps installed on your device. This is also the case for those who install many freeware apps from third-party sources.

DailyLocalGuide virusDailyLocalGuide states that it gathers several details about users' web browsing activities

Thus, if you are not sure how to remove DailyLocalGuide, follow the instructions we provide below. You can also perform additional actions to clean the browser affected by deleting relevant browsing data and cookies (this would prevent tracking in the future). After that, you should check your system with powerful anti-malware software to ensure that it is not infected with anything more malicious than a browser hijacker. Alternatively, you can look for PUPs yourself and uninstall them as per the guidelines given below.

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Getting rid of DailyLocalGuide. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

You can easily uninstall programs from a Windows machine – just follow these steps:

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

If you suspect that there might be several potentially unwanted applications on your Mac, proceed with the following instructions to eliminate them:

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

You should clean Firefox browser as explained below:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

To stop the DailyLocalGuide hijack, you need to located and delete the related browser extension from Chrome:

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of DailyLocalGuide registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting browser hijacker

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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