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Remove Locators Toolbar from Chrome, Firefox, IE



Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Locators Toolbar

Command or file name:gozilla.exe

Threat type:Toolbars

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Treatment of Locators Toolbar removal tools is a widely-treated machine defence forthputting on the way to remove Locators Toolbar. Locators Toolbar is known to transform PC settings resulting in long connection speeds, diverse home web pages and forfeiture of global Internet or functionality of other softwares creating a requirement to remove Locators Toolbar with a seemly Locators Toolbar removal tool. Other Locators Toolbar causes treat rootkit methods to avert detection and Locators Toolbar removal by Locators Toolbar removal tools. Some types of Locators Toolbar disable firewalls and anti malware, reduce browser application shield settings, opening the computer for further contagions. Locators Toolbar that comes bundled with shareware programs may be described in the agreements text, especially in case with Locators Toolbar removal tools when user wants to remove Locators Toolbar. The act of Locators Toolbar removal or endeavour to remove Locators Toolbar may be instantiated as legal.


Locators Toolbar intrusion method

Usually Locators Toolbar comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to Locators Toolbar. Locators Toolbar copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is gozilla.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Locators Toolbar and value gozilla.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name gozilla.exe or Locators Toolbar. Also, it can create folder with name Locators Toolbar under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Locators Toolbar, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Locators Toolbar from your browsers below.


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How to remove Locators Toolbar manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Locators Toolbar, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Locators Toolbar.

To get rid of Locators Toolbar, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • loctest.php.hta
  • locators.dll
  • aimkpbey.dll
  • LocatorToolbar.exe
  • uninst-locators.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\winfavorites\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{e720b458-b65a-438c-9ff3-b1df65d7db3e}

    Value: @
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{e720b458-b65a-438c-9ff3-b1df65d7db3f}

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\internet explorerinternet0%\Locator Bar
  • Key: software\microsoft\internet explorerinternet0%\Locators Toolbar
  • Key: CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}
  • Key: Interface\{AB88FC82-FCDC-4062-BCC4-887F0D73EC1D}
  • Key: LocatorS.LocatorBar
  • Key: LocatorS.LocatorBar.1
  • Key: LocatorS.LocatorLinks
  • Key: LocatorS.LocatorLinks.1
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Locators Toolbar
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: TypeLib\{B4F8E732-4793-4F90-B40A-829331861D54}
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Locators Toolbar
    Value: Default Start Page
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Locators Toolbar\Update
    Value: IsUpdating
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorBar.1
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorBar.1\CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorBar
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorBar\CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorBar\CurVer
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}\ProgID
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}\Programmable
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}\InprocServer32

    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}\TypeLib
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorLinks.1
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorLinks.1\CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorLinks
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorLinks\CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\LocatorS.LocatorLinks\CurVer
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\ProgID
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\Programmable
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\Implemented Categories
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\Implemented Categories
    \{00021494-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\InprocServer32

    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\Instance
    Value: CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\Instance
    \CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}\Instance
    \InitPropertyBag

    Value: Url
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC}

    Value: BandClsid
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{B4F8E732-4793-4F90-B40A-829331861D54}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{B4F8E732-4793-4F90-B40A-829331861D54}\1.0
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{B4F8E732-4793-4F90-B40A-829331861D54}\1.0\FLAGS
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{B4F8E732-4793-4F90-B40A-829331861D54}\1.0\0
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{B4F8E732-4793-4F90-B40A-829331861D54}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{B4F8E732-4793-4F90-B40A-829331861D54}\1.0\HELPDIR
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{AB88FC82-FCDC-4062-BCC4-887F0D73EC1D}
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{AB88FC82-FCDC-4062-BCC4-887F0D73EC1D}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{AB88FC82-FCDC-4062-BCC4-887F0D73EC1D}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{AB88FC82-FCDC-4062-BCC4-887F0D73EC1D}\TypeLib

    Value: Version
  • Key: software\microsoft\internet explorerinternet0%\Toolbar
    Value: {E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}
  • Key: software\microsoft\internet explorerinternet0%\Toolbar
    Value: {E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Locators Toolbar
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Locators Toolbar
    Value: NoModify
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Locators Toolbar
    Value: NoRepair
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    Value: {E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3E}
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
    Value: {E720B458-B65A-AAAA-AAAA-AAAAAAAAAAAA}
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC}

    Value: ButtonText
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC}

    Value: Clsid
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC}

    Value: Default Visible
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC}

    Value: Hot Icon
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC}

    Value: Icon
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC}

    Value: MenuStatusBar
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A26ABCF0-1C8F-46e7-A67C-0489DC21B9CC}

    Value: MenuText
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    Value: {E720B458-B65A-438C-9FF3-B1DF65D7DB3F}
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Start Page
    Data: http://www.locators.com/homepage/?ver=1.0.0.53�
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Search Bar
    Data: http://luvbin.com
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search
    Value: SearchAssistant
    Data: http://www.locators.com/sidebar/
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL
    Data: http://luvbin.com

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Locators Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Locators Toolbar entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Locators Toolbar won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Locators Toolbar under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Locators Toolbar or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Locators Toolbar
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Locators Toolbar related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Locators Toolbar related extensions from your browsers

Locators Toolbar in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Locators Toolbar. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Locators Toolbar or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Locators Toolbar removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Locators Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Locators Toolbar removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Locators Toolbar.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

Locators Toolbar can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Locators Toolbar before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.


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