How to Remove Key Bar Toolbar from IE/FF/Chrome Completely?

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How to Remove Key Bar Toolbar from IE/FF/Chrome Completely?

Postby Autumn » 2013-08-22 3:02


Key Bar Toolbar enters into your computer without your permission? Homepage is redirected to search.conduit.com again and again and default search engine is replaced with Key Bar search engine without idea. If you are surfing these computer problems, you should beware that your computer gets infected with a browser hijacker-Key Bar Toolbar. Change browser default settings back by reading this post.

About Key Bar Toolbar (browser hijacker description)

Key Bar Toolbar works with popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Therefore, it attacks all browsers installed on your browser. Once in, Key Bar Toolbar redirects the homepage to search.conduit.com every time when your launch browser or open a new page. At the same time, Key Bar Toolbar replaces the default search engine with Key Bar search engine.

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Key Bar Toolbar is always distributed through freeware or shareware applications. Most likely, Key Bar Toolbar comes packaged with free desired programs. Aside from free downloads, Key Bar Toolbar also can be propagated through spam emails. Disguising as attachment embedded in spam emails, Key Bar Toolbar can smoothly install on your computer.

Why Should You Remove Key Bar Toolbar from Computer?

Key Bar Toolbar promises you to listen to the radio, get the latest news about the weather and read your e-mails as well as allows you to easily browse internet for pictures and videos and so on. As a matter of fact, it is not good as advertised. It causes many computer issues if you allow Key Bar Toolbar stay in your computer for a long time.

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First of all, you will find that plenty of pop up advertisements appear on your computer screen out of nowhere. In addition, your searching will be redirected to some unknown websites. The Key Bar search engine records browsing habits and collects the terms of your search queries. After that, Key Bar Toolbar sends the information to third-party. As a result, there is a huge threat to your privacy and confidential information.

Furthermore, your computer is also put in danger of getting infected with other horrible computer viruses if you are redirected to malicious websites again and again. Cyber criminals usually plant Trojans in some strange websites and then install them on victims’ computers.

So, it is highly recommended you get rid of Key Bar Toolbar before it causes more computer troubles.

Suggestions for preventing you from Key Bar Toolbar Infection

According to the ways of infection with Key Bar toolbar, computer users should pay more attention to the following actions:

1) You should always choose custom setup when install free desired programs.
2) You should pay attention to attachments or links embedded in emails from unknown people.
3) You should be vigilant to unknown websites or weird domains.

How to Remove Key Bar Toolbar from IE/FF/Chrome Completely?

    STEP 1 Remove Key Bar Toolbar from control panel manually
    STEP 2 Remove Key Bar Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser manually
    Optional troubleshot-Remove Key Bar Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
    STEP 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

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STEP 1 Remove Key Bar Toolbar from control panel manually

Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
Charms bar> Settings>Control Panel>Uninstall a program
Remove Key Bar Toolbar and other unknown programs.

Windows XP
Start> Settings> Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs>Programs and Features
Remove Key Bar Toolbar toolbar and other unknown programs.

Windows 7/Vista
Start>Control Panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features
Uninstall Key Bar Toolbar toolbar and other unknown programs.

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STEP 2 Remove Key Bar Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser manually

Internet Explorer

1 Reset homepage

Tools> Internet Options> General >Remove Search.conduit.com>Apply.

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2 Tools (gear icon for Windows XP users)>Manage add-ons>Toolbars and Extensions

Disable the Key Bar Toolbar related extensions and any other unknown add-ons.

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3 Tools (gear icon for Windows XP users)>Manage add-ons>Search Providers

Remove the Key Bar Customized Web Search by setting the Bing search engine or Google search engine as a default search engine.

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Mozilla Firefox

1. Reset homepage

Firefox (tools)>Options> Options> General<Remove Search.conduit.com>OK.

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2 Firefox (tools)>add-ons>Extension tab

Remove Key Bar Toolbar related extensions.

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3 Firefox (tools)>add-ons>Plugins

Remove Key Bar Toolbar related plugins.

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Google Chrome

1.Chrome menu>Tools> Extensions.

Remove Key Bar Toolbar related extensions

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2 Chrome menu>Tools>Settings>Appearance>Change.

Remove Search.conduit.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.

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3 Chrome menu> Settings>Search>Manage search engines…

Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove Search.conduit.com from the list.

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Optional troubleshot-Remove Key Bar Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Anvi Slim Toolbar is designed to protect and repair browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome from malicious toolbars. Users are easily captured by useless or even malicious toolbars and add-ons while installing freeware or shareware. This nice program can keep your internet browsers safe and healthy and help you conveniently and quickly remove unwanted add-on/toolbar/extension/plugin installed on. In addition, it also can repair the changed homepages and search engines of browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome back to their default homepages and search engines. Anvi Slim Toolbar deserves your own.

1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar

Official site: http://www.anvisoft.com/slim-toolbar.html

2 Remove Key Bar Toolbar related extensions

2.1 Open the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.

2.2 Select Key Bar Toolbar related extensions of the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.

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3 Repair modified browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

3.1 After removing the Key Bar Toolbar related extensions, click on Back, and go to Browser Repair.

3.2 Choose the browser which you want to repair. Under Homepage Settings, check Customize Homage, type the URL you want such as http://www.google.com into the box, under the Search Engine Settings, choose one search engine listed in pull-down menu, and finally click Repair.

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STEP 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

After removing Key Bar Toolbar extensions, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.

1 Download and install Cloud System Booster

Official site: http://www.anvisoft.com/cloud-system-booster.html

2 Run the Cloud System Booster

Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.

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MALWARE PREVENTION TIPS

Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.

1 Install the Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software

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2 Perform full scan and remove threats once and for all.

Click on the second tab labeled Scan, find full scan option and hit Scan button to perform a full system scan.

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After full scan, the scan results are displayed. Click on View Details to see detailed results and click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your system.
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