What is YourLocalLotto Toolbar?
YourLocalLotto Toolbar is yet another potentially unwanted program. The developer of this program has developed tens of thematic toolbars each of which seems to be useful and interesting. However, although YourLocalLotto Toolbar promises to “Get your state’s numbers, plus Powerball, Megamillions, and more!”, do not fall for believing in this because it is basically used for promoting Ask search and its sponsors.
If you install it on the system, it may replace your default start page with home.tb.ask.com and search provider with search.tb.ask.com. Although official website used to warn about such modifications, YourLocalLotto Toolbar is commonly spread bundled with various freewares/sharewares as an ‘optional download’ what means your default search provider, and a homepage may be replaced by Ask without requiring explicit authorization. If that has already happened, be careful no matter that Ask is not considered to be malicious. In collaboration with other third parties, this search may present you with sponsored links, and fill websites that you visit with commercial ads. Consequently, YourLocalLotto Toolbar redirects can make you visit various third-party domains, but there is no chance of knowing which of them are reliable and which are not. On top of that, this toolbar may be used for spying on the users. It may install cookies and start collecting search terms, websites visiting, data entered in them, clicks, IP address, PC’s location, email address, and similar personally non-identifiable information that is crucial for affiliate marketers. Be careful because after receiving such information third parties may flood your web browsers with misleading ads or even start initiating email spamming. Due to misleading redirects, unauthorized browser’s modifications, slowdowns and other unwanted activities, we highly recommend you to remove YourLocalLotto Toolbar right away.
How can YourLocalLotto Toolbar affect my computer?
YourLocalLotto Toolbar has the official website and used to be downloaded directly from there. However, at the moment of writing, this site is no longer available. If you open this website (YourLocalLotto(dot)com), you will receive such a notification:
After a number of good years, this product has gone into retirement. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create.
However, that’s actually not true. YourLocalLotto Toolbar redirect is still spreading, what means that the program hasn’t gone into retirement but is rather spread by bundling, which enables it to infiltrate computers without being noticed. If you want to avoid YourLocalLotto on your PC’s system, you should be very attentive when installing freewares/sharewares on your PC’s system. Since such and similar potentially unwanted programs can be attached to various download managers or media players and disguised under Advanced/Custom settings, make sure that you always check aforementioned settings instead of Quick or Basic. Besides, don’t forget to untick check boxes saying that you agree to install YourLocalLotto Toolbar or set XXX as your default start page and search provider.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of YourLocalLotto Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How to remove YourLocalLotto Toolbar?
In order to remove YourLocalLotto Toolbar, you can either use manual removal guide that is provided down below or install/upgrade a reputable anti-spyware and run a full system scan with it.
- Uninstall programs that are related to YourLocalLotto from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for YourLocalLotto Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (YourLocalLotto, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.