Manual removal instructions:

The file HOSTLOCAL.EXE is malware related. You must delete the file HOSTLOCAL.EXE immediately!

Use this guide to remove HOSTLOCAL.EXE manually:

STEP 1: Uninstall HOSTLOCAL.EXE using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).

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STEP 2: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to HOSTLOCAL.EXE in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove HOSTLOCAL.EXE virus from running processes Remove HOSTLOCAL.EXE virus from running processes.

STEP 3: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

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Disable the services with random names or contains HOSTLOCAL.EXE in it's name or description.

STEP 4: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.

Remove HOSTLOCAL.EXE from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to HOSTLOCAL.EXE. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 5: Clear the Windows registry from HOSTLOCAL.EXE virus.

Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

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Find and delete all keys/values contains HOSTLOCAL.EXE.

STEP 6: Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for HOSTLOCAL.EXE presence.

Fix infected shortcuts.

STEP 7: Remove a virus from Google Chrome.

STEP 8: Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.

STEP 9: Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.



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