How to remove FLV toolbar manually, full FLV toolbar removal guide

Greetengs. In this article we will speak about FLV toolbar: what sort of malicious software it is, how and where did you get it to your netbook and how you can remove it.

FLV toolbar is a kind of annouing adware (as a Vaudix add-on) which was created to show advertising materials in users browsers. It installs e-bay and Amazon special icons to show special coupons for you. Trovi infects the follow browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer.    




FLV toolbar firefox


People often install FLV toolbar with free soft. There is an example:


installing FLV toolbar


If you don't want install it, try to find a tick with text like “Also install”, “Make... A default page in your browser” etc.
 Typically, to delete FLV add-on (as a Jotzey add-on), it's enough to remove an appropriate browser extensions and change homepage settings.

For Internet ExplorerTools->Manage add-ons  and  Tools->Internet Options->General->Home page

For Google Chrome: Customize and Control Google Chrome->Tools->Extensions  and Customize and Control Google Chrome->Tools->Settings

For Firefox: Tools->Add-ons  and  Tools->Options->General


But sometimes it's not enough. For example it can be nesessary to delete programm folders and files, clean up register manually and even do all this using Windows safe-mode. Concerning the adware we're speaking about, to remove FLV toolbar fully you must use antimalware scanner (like YAC)

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or to do the following:

1. Remove folders

  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Search Settings
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot
  • C:\Program Files\FLV Toolbar

2. Delete files

  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe

3. Clean up the following register branches:

  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{06197747-A47F-41FB-83D1-A00E9E00E276}
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8F68A9D9-F100-4E1D-8F73-95962BB2F503}
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Search Settings
  • HKU\...\Software\AppDataLow\Software\FLV
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SearchSettings
  • HKU\...\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Slick Savings

Fortunatelly you can do it without the safe-mode.
If the information above didn't help you to delete FLV toolbar, you can follow video instructions below:

Good luck. An we hope your computer and browser are clean now.

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