SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar has hijacked my Internet Explorer when I install a music program which is downloaded from Internet. Each time when I try to go online, I will be redirected to other webpages like advertisement or something else. And my homepage has been replaced as well! It seems that this toolbar has changed all the settings on my computer. There are a lot of add-on on my browser and can not get rid of. How can I remove this toolbar from my browser completely? Will an anti-virus program remove it? Any help will be appreciated.
What is SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar Hijack Redirect Virus?
SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar is a malicious toolbar that infects the careless victims. Usually these victims will get the browser hijack redirect when they install or open the infected files or process like install package or some .exe process. Once these infected process are activated, they will invade the machine in a quick time. However, most of the victims have no idea about this browser hijack redirect until their browsers can not work normally. This toolbar has the ability to hijack all the browsers on the infected machine, that is why it has been one of the most nasty browser hijack redirect viruses on the Internet. Do not be fooled by this SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar. This is not a useful tool that can help you online. It is a redirect virus that you need to get rid of it completely.
SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar can effect all the browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and others. If the victims has installed more 1 than browsers on the infected machine. One of them like Internet Explorer may be infected at first. The victims will be redirected to other malicious website in Internet Explorer, but Firefox can work normally as usual. Moreover, if this toolbar keeps staying on the infected PC for a period, this browser hijack redirect virus can continue to infect Firefox. That means all the browser on the infected machine will be under attack by this nasty virus. The victims will even suffer lots of popping up webpage when they view a news or watch a video. Do not hesitate, in case your browsers are hijacked by this toolbar, what you need to do is to remove it as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
Potential Risks of A Browser Hijacker
Some of the common consequences can be experienced with this SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar hijacker:
1. Start-up pages on browsers will be automatically replaced;
2. Constant ads and misleading information can be prompted whenever you are online;
3. Surfing online can be interrupted or even redirected;
4. Compromised browsers often respond much slower than before;
5. Browsing histories can be collected and private information is specifically targeted.
Best Way to Remove SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar Hijacker
Generally, running security checks through anti-virus software doesn’t help much in removing this browser hijacker and any other hijackers as the scans may not pick up any suspicious files or infections. But by simply resetting the browsers or restarting the computers will not help either. To get rid of this unwanted SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar popup, a manual removal process is suggested.
By manually going under different locations identifying files and registries and deleting unfamiliar extensions, it often guarantees a successful removal. For that, expertise will also be required because there could be thousands of files and stuff in one system. Any mistaken steps could lead to unpredictable consequences on the PC.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the SearchFlyBar2 browser hijacker. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK. This will help show the hidden files of SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar hijacker:
Step C: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete files and registry values associating with this hijacker:
Step D: Uninstall unwanted extensions/ browser add-ons and change home pages back from SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar redirect:
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SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar is a high-risk website which is created by the hijackers for the malicious purpose, this toolbar will mislead the victims to visit unsafe webpage or forum, these webpages will provide dangerous programs which have been planted to the virus. If the victims download the programs or click on the links published on it, their PCs will face a terrible situation. Uninstalling it in the control panel is useless for virus removal because it can create files on your disk and registry. Since the anti-virus program may not be able to uninstall this toolbar, it is strongly suggested that you should remove this browser hijack redirect in a manual way. Do not be naive, if you ignore the problem on your PC and continue to use it, more damage will be caused by it. Never trust this toolbar, start to remove it now.
Note: Not sure if the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar hijacker is off completely? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for further concerns if you want to completely remove this browser hijacker and fix potential damages on PC:
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 23, 2013 10:52 am