Got video download converter toolbar on computer, how to remove it? My browser is working strangely after I installed the toolbar to it. I am redirecting to the particular page of the toolbar all the time. How can I remove it? I tried to uninstall it from program list but when I use the browser it appeared again. My computer is just working not that well as before since it takes longer time for me to open a new website and each time I try to open one I get the toolbar page. Is there an efficient way to delete this annoying add-on completely?
What Is Video Download Converter Toolbar?
Video download converter toolbar is categorized as browser hijacker virus. It causes parasitic damages to your browsers by redirecting them to its domain page. The original page will be replaced and the toolbar just shows you its own page or its created pages instead. Even when you don’t open a new tab on the browser, new tab will be opened automatically. It turns out to be quite an annoying thing if get this toolbar installed. The original settings of your browser are changed without your attention. You may find out that each time you run your browser, your homepage is different from it was before. It has been replaced with the one of the browser add-on. The toolbar is never working as what it claims that to be must-have but to be a must-remove thing. It seems not to be a big problem at the very beginning but it surely will not stop on that tiny abilities.
Your contacts may receive mails from you but you are so confused since you don’t even remember when did you post them. If you check those mails you will beware that they are full of useless information or containing some shopping websites links and trying to mislead your contacts to purchase. You wallpaper will also be replaced with some unknown pictures from online. Video download converter toolbar is able to download things automatically and randomly. It is hard to notice what it has downloaded nor easy to find out where it hides in the system files. That is why up till now no anti-virus programs are able to delete it completely.
What is worse, this toolbar attaches to your browser like a parasite. It collects your search habits and all the activities you are doing on the internet. Your search keywords, your account information on some sites, your chatting programs accounts and your mails in your mailbox are accessed into. It creates its replicates and set them in other files of programs, which may lead to a crash of your browser or even your whole computer. Your computer acts quite slowly and it takes more time to run any programs. Video download converter toolbar will mislead you to download other viruses from online. If you are not careful enough you may get into bigger trouble by other viruses as well as this toolbar later. Even you have been acting so cautiously it downloads secretly and your computer is getting worse.
Screenshot of the Toolbar Redirect
Common Symptoms of Redirect Virus Infection:
1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop Background are changed;
2. Constant pop ups and new tabs of ads occur often;
3. It works badly when you try to run some usual software or programs;
4. Unknown websites are listed in the bookmarks without your intention or notice;
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. The browser behaves unusually such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons have been attached to the browsers.
9. Useless shortcuts are on desktop or creepy websites are added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.
How to Remove the Toolbar Completely?
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect virus. 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.
If it does not work, Click the Start button, click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.
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.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with video download converter toolbar redirect virus in Registry Editor as below(they are randomly named ususally):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0′
Step E: Change home pages back from the domain of this redirect virus.
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Summary on the Converter Toolbar
It is not a bad thing to download and use a useful toolbar to assistant our search activity. But it obviously not a good thing when the toolbar gets us into troubles. It turns out to be a browser hijacker if it redirects you to its domain pages instead of those you want. Video Download Converter Toolbar is such a virus. It gives you constant pop ups that provides you a lot of advertisements and is committing unreasonable illegal actions backstage. It keeps record on your activities when you work on the infected computer. Your privacy will be sent out by it as many other browser hijacker viruses do. You may get strange messages and phone calls which can be a clue that your personal info has been given out. The virus is created by cyber criminals to make illegal profits by using pay-per-click sites or to make some ad pages more popular by forcing you to accumulate force hits to its particular website. This virus should be removed as soon as possible.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 24, 2013 5:08 am