Localnrd.dll is a browser helper object that installs with the LocalNRD adware program. This file can generate popup ads, hijack web searches, and can download other programs. In most cases, this is categorized as a variant of the Transponder adware program. Some classify it as troj/downloader.GK. This program may also download and install OfferOptimizer, MultiMPP and other adware by Mindset Interactive.

We'd recommend removing these files using WinPatrol. Go to your Active Tasks tab and kill the file there. You'll also want to kill any files with root names referencing multmpp, cliks, farmmext, and conscorr. Next, remove any of these files that appear in your Startup Programs or IE Helpers.

Additional information on the Transponder family of adware programs can be found at

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