Local Temperature removal instructions
What is Local Temperature?
Local Temperature is a dubious browser extension that claims to improve the Internet browsing experience by allowing users to have local current and forecasted temperatures continually displayed on their desktops. This plug-in may seem legitimate and useful, however, Local Temperature is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This rogue add-on is developed to use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, intrusive online advertisements are generated including pop-up, pop-under, search, and other similar ads - these mostly lead to dubious websites and may cause further computer infections.
Furthermore, Local Temperature collects various software and hardware information such as IP addresses, website URLs visited, search queries, pages viewed, cookies, etc., which may be personally identifiable. This information tracking can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Local Temperature is similar to other adware distributed using the bundling method. For example: CouponSignal, BrowserSupport, and Perfect Navigator. Rather than providing any significant value for the user, these applications are developed to generate revenue by the display of intrusive ads and sharing collected information with third parties. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate Local Temperature from your system.
Research shows that most adware is distributed via small programs called 'download managers' used by freeware download websites such as download.com, softonic.com, etc. Download managers are used as monetization tools for these websites' traffic and free services, since they offer installation of additional programs together with chosen free software. The advertised applications are said to be 'legitimate and virus-free', however, most of these installations result in adware or malware infections. To avoid installation of Local Temperature, closely follow each step of the free software download procedure and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. In addition, installation of downloaded software should be performed using the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed Local Temperature, read the removal guide provided to eliminate this adware from your system.
Deceptive free software installers used in Local Temperature adware distribution:
Local Temperature adware installer setup:
Local Temperature adware generating intrusive online ads ('Ads by Local Temperature'):
Local Temperature adware displaying a search bar (redirecting to thesmartsearch.net website) in online shopping websites:
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- What is Local Temperature?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Local Temperature application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Local Temperature adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Local Temperature ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Local Temperature' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Local Temperature extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Local Temperature adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Local Temperature", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Local Temperature ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Local Temperature adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Local Temperature did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the local temperature adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the local temperature adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with local temperature adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the local temperature adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove local temperature adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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