How to Remove FLV Runner Toolbar from IE/FF/Chrome

If your homepage is changed to search.conduit.com, default search engine is replaced with a strange engine and a FLV Runner toolbar appears at the top of the page, your computer is likely infected with a browser hijacker-FLV Runner Toolbar. This article provides detailed steps of FLV Runner toolbar removal guide one by one. If you want to remove FLV Runner toolbar, keep reading.
 

About FLV Runner Toolbar and FLV Runner Search (Browser Hijacker Description)

 
FLV Runner toolbar is powered by conduit, which is actually classified as potentially unwanted program. FLV Runner toolbar is compatible with popular browser including Google Chrome, Explore and Mozilla Firefox. Usually, FLV Runner will add a toolbar at the top of page, replace the default engine with FLV Runner engine and create related add-ons in the compromised computer. Once in, FLV Runner toolbar modifies the internet browser settings including homepage and default search engine.
 

 

Impact of FLV Runner toolbar

 
FLV Runner toolbar itself is not a virus but it behaves malicious traits. As a platform for promoting advertisements, the FLV runner search engine may redirect your searching to commercial links so as to profit from advertisements. But users are bombarded with unstoppable pop up ads which eat up the system resources. As a result, the longer FLV Runner toolbar stays in the computer, the slower the computer becomes.
 

 
Furthermore, if you are redirected to some malicious websites which may drop Trojans on your computer, you run a risk of getting infected with other horrible computer viruses. Consequently, the whole system may be crashed.
 
What’s worse: cyber criminals can make full use of Trojans to access to your computer, monitor the online activities or even steal sensitive data such as credit card number, bank account and password. In such case, there is a great danger of causing property loss.
 

 
So, it is highly recommended you get rid of FLV Runner toolbar as soon as possible.
 

Symptoms of FLV Runner toolbar

 
1> Modification of internet browser settings including homepage, default search engine, etc.
2> Generation of annoying pop-up ads and malicious links
3> Installation of useless add-ons, extensions and toolbar application
 
By the way, some experienced computer users report that the FLV Runner is difficult to remove. Even the FLV Runner is removed from the control panel, but it just keeps coming back but can’t be found in the program list on the control panel. The reason why the FLV Runner can’t be removed completely is that there are related add-ons, extensions and plugins stayed in the computer as well as FLV Runner caches. To remove the FLV Runner toolbar, please read the following removal guide step by step.
 

How to Remove FLV Runner Toolbar from IE/FF/Chrome

 
STEP 1 Remove FLV runner toolbar from control panel
Optional troubleshot-remove FLV Runner Toolbar from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller
STEP 2 Remove malicious related add-ons and repair modified browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
Optional troubleshot-remove FLV Runner Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser manually
STEP 3 Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender
 

step 1

Remove FLV runner toolbar from control panel

 
Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
Charms bar>Settings>Control Panel>Uninstall a program
Remove FLV Runner toolbar and other unknown programs.
 
Windows XP
Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs>Programs and Features
Remove FLV Runner toolbar and other unknown programs.
 
Windows 7/Vista
Start>Control Panel>Uninstall a program/Programs and Features
Uninstall FLV Runner toolbar and other unknown programs.
 

 
Optional troubleshot-remove FLV Runner Toolbar and FLV Runner Search from control panel using Anvi Uninstaller
 
You can make full use of Anvi Uninstaller-a small free tool Anvi Uninstaller that is available in Cloud System Booster’s Toolbox to find and remove FLV Runner Toolbar related program easily and quickly.
 
Anvi Uninstaller can help you find the programs installed on your computer conveniently and quickly. Through Anvi Uninstaller, users can quickly scan the recently installed programs and uninstall the unwanted programs conveniently as well as the registries related to the unwanted programs.
 
1 Download and install Anvi Uninstaller
 
download
 
2 Scan out the installed programs
 
Find and remove FLV Runner Toolbar related program
 
Select the FLV Runner Toolbar and other unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.
 

 

step 2

Remove malicious 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.
 
download
 
2 Launch the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.
 
3 Select FLV Runner toolbar related extensions on the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.
 

 
4 Repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
 
4.1 After removing the FLV Runner related extensions, click on Back, and go to Browser Repair.
 
4.2 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.
 

 
Optional troubleshot-remove FLV Runner Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser manually
 
First of all, choose the browser you want to repair.
 

     
Google Chrome
 
1. Chrome  menu>Tools>Extensions.
 
Disable any file associate with malware.
 

 
2 Chrome menu > tools>Settings>On startup>Set pages
 
Remove search.conduit.com by clicking X symbol to remove it and adding your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
 

 
3 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.
 

 
4 Chrome menu> Settings>Search>Manage search engines…
 
Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default&gt and remove search.conduit.com from the list.
 

 

 
 

step 3

Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender

 
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
 
download
 
2 Launch the program
 
Note:
Free version users: please update the database following the prompt.
Existing version users: please update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.
 
3 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.
 

 
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.
 

Tips for cleaning residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

 
After removing FLV Runner 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.
 
download
 
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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