How to remove the localNRD.dll malware

Most antivirus programs classify localNRD.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BiSpy.s (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Bispy.E (detected by BitDefender). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated localNRD.dll software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about localNRD.dll and how to get rid of it.

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LocalNRD.dll file information

The process known as appears to belong to software LocalNRD or localnrd by LocalNRD (

Description: LocalNRD.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file localNRD.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 172,032 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 143,360 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 00320615-B6C2-40A6-8F99-F1C52D674FAD. The localNRD.dll file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The localNRD.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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External information from Tony Klein:

Important: You should check the localNRD.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If localNRD.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

This is a dll component in adWare applications
  Sergio   (further information)
Makes pop-ups appear.
adware, makes pop-ups appear.
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The firm writes : (We have developed a series of ad targeting applications such as LOCALNRD.dll that help advertisers deliver targeted ads) so my opinion is it dosent belong in my pc.
  idefix   (further information)
opens pop-ups, adware component
Installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) in Internet Explorer
  Angga RF   (further information)
Has a registry entry under HKCU software from where the file is controlled from
No anti-spyware software picks it up :( I wasted an afternoon figuring out how to get rid of it after I got sick and tired of it
A pain in the butt
contained a virus TR/dldr.kreppr.3
LOCALNRD is a software development company. They have developed a series of ad targeting applications such as LOCALNRD.dll that help advertisers deliver targeted ads.
  K.G. Graham   (further information)
Adware, makes unwanted popups appear
i knew it was an adware file eating up ram on my pc and i couldnt delete it. Instead i transferred it into a floppy and destroyed the floppy. My computer will no longer start up because it says localNRD.dll is missing
Difficult to remove. Generates many popups.
  Sick Bre  
Makes popups appear, as previously stated. Reboot in safemode using F8 and delete the file.
Get rid of it. Spyware.
This file has appeared in my C:\Windows directory, I don't want these bloody stupid popups all the time and it is causing mayhem with my computer.
helps advertisers deliver targeted adds. I think anything that helps these advertisers to get adds to you is very dangerous because it allows to easy of an access to your computer by just about anyone.
  garroo67   (further information)
Creates pop-ups and keylogs data in web forms (including passwords)
  renfield90   (further information)
Try to delete these files under linux and had no success
  Robert T  
its on my computer and it's junk and i want it off.
Pop-ups, courtesy of Thinking Media LP, 275 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, US
this file messed up my startup. im trying to get rid of it now
how do i remove LOCALNRD?? Please help me
Advertising Launcher resides in Windows Folder , The Cleaner found and removed this file no problem at all.
AdAware SE Plus (mind you, NOT {Adware}, that one is dangerous. You can Google Lavasoft, the parent company.
If you consider your privacy rights important then yes, this is dangerous Adware which not only produces pop-ups, but gathers information about sites you are visiting and sends them back to their servers.
spyhunter v2.0 will pick this up and clean it
it is only an archive file but wont let me delete it.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of localNRD.dll: based on 30 votes with 30 user comments. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 10 users suspect danger. 16 users think localNRD.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade localNRD.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving localNRD issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active localNRD process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the localNRD.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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