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How can I get rid of my Visual Bee tool bar?

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  • Started 1 year ago by savage
  • Latest reply from StringJunky
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savage
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Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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@ savage ,

You may have to add more information if you want help.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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savage, hi

http://www.softpedia.com/progD.....12632.html

And the free version; http://www.superantispyware.com/

In addition you could look to see if it can be disabled or uninstalled in your browsers

It is a pain toolbar like many others
Whichever browser you use, reset your home page

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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savage
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I somehow got Visual Bee tool bar in my system. I have used Firefox add-on/extensions to disable and remove it. That did not work. I have uninstalled it through my control panel (Windows 7) and that did not work. Visual Bee tool bar is very stubborn to remove. Any help on how to remove this tool gar would be appreciated.

Posted 1 year ago
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Straspey
Straspey
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Apparently Visual Bee is a nasty piece of Malware which embeds itself into your system and needs to be removed by way of a malware-removal tool.

There's a very recent thread over at Bleeping Computer regarding a few people who've had this problem. From what I can tell from having read through the thread, a couple of people had success with a program called "AdwCleaner.exe" - which seemed to have removed all traces of Visual Bee from their systems. (Although they still needed to manually reset their homepages)

If I were you, I would have a look at the thread because it's only a few weeks old, and perhaps you could jump in to get help from one of the Malware-Removal Experts over at Bleeping:

"VB or Visual Bee Malicious Tool Bar - How to Remove Safely"

http://www.bleepingcomputer.co.....ve-safely/

Hope this helps -- and please do report back and let us know how you make out - because that information could prove to be very helpful to others here who may experience the same problem at some future date.

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
StringJunky
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Strapsey. Adwcleaner is brilliant for this stuff. It's best to run it > reboot > run it again and look at the log it generates to make sure all browsers are clear and run again if necessary. For browser ijackers this one is just the ticket and it's sorted in a few minutes. Do you think I like this app? :)

Tony

Posted 1 year ago
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Straspey
Straspey
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@ Tony -

Over at Bleeping Computer, there were a number of people who were able to completely remove Visual Bee via the Adwcleaner utility. However, having had no direct experience with it myself, I was somewhat hesitant to recommend it directly to the OP.

Your endorsement and knowledge is great, and I hope the OP is able to resolve his issue this way.

BTW - Who makes Adwcleaner and can you provide a safe download link ?

Thanks!

- Howard

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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It is provided by Bleeping Computer a site I trust. http://www.bleepingcomputer.co.....wcleaner/. Be sure that you skip the big DOWNLOAD button in the ad and hit the one that says Download @ Bleeping Computer.

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
StringJunky
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strapsey

As Xhi has just reminded me. It's made by one of their staff called Xplode. Quite honestly, this should be the first weapon for browser crap because it only takes minutes to fix in total. If it's more serious then obviously SAS and MBAM can follow but they do take much more time to run which is overkill for sneaky toolbars/search pages and this is adwcleaner's specialist area..

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
StringJunky
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I downloaded and installed the above PUP and conduit Search. I used adwcleaner and it got rid of them. Here's adwcleaner's logs. First, clicking Search produced this:

Hitting Delete and rebooting produced this:

I ran Search again and it produced this:

Comodo Program Manager picked this up during install and I could have easily removed it with this but it needs to be already installed to monitor any future installation. It's well worth having...it makes adwcleaner and Revo Uninstaller redundant for me to be honest and it handles 64bit whereas free Revo doesn't.

http://programs-manager.comodo.com/

Tony

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