Shares Toolbar installed itself on your browsers? And your browser home page and default search engine are changed to Shares Customized Web Search(Search.conduit.com) without your permission? Follow this post to deal with this problem.
What is Shares Toolbar and Search.conduit.com?
Shares Toolbar is originally published by Shares, but it usually promoted and distributed through The Conduit Toolbar and Apps Platform. Once installed, it will adds a Shares Toolbar on your web browser, meanwhile it will change your browser homepage and default search engine to this infamous Search.conduit.com. Shares Toolbar may contain apps that access, collect, and use your personal data, including IP address and the address and content of web pages you visit. Meanwhile this program constantly shows you tons of popups and advertisements by using BHO(Browser Helper Object)–Search protect by Conduit.
Shares Toolbar is a browser add-on which is compatible with most common browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Shares Toolbar seems like it is a really helpful application but it is not safe to use this tool considering its way of getting inside into your system and the purpose of promoting the Search.conduit.com engine or other services. Search.conduit.com is not e legitimate search engine and it can not provide you reliable search services like Google do. Search.conduit.com usually comes bundled with third parties, for more information you can visit–How to Remove Search.conduit.com from IE/FF/CHROME.
How your computer gets infected with Shares Toolbar?
Shares Toolbar can be downloaded from its official website. Usually Shares Toolbar comes bundled with free applications from internet, such as free software downloads, audios, videos, security programs, system utilities,etc. For example, When you install Free Download Manager you may agree to install Shares Toolbar and change your browser settings, and what’s more you may agree to make other unknown program installed together onto your computer such as SmileysWeLove, Speed Analysis, TuneUP Utilities 2013, PUP SpeedUpMyPC, etc. if you just keep pressing on the Next or I Accept button.
Shares Toolbar and Search.conduit.com are not malicious virus, but considering their way of getting inside into your computer and malicious behavior of modifying your system settings, they are reported as a potentially unwanted program. You should not keep them on your computer.
By the way, computer users should always remember that download freewares or free applications from Internet is the most common way for your computer to be infected with malwares. You should be careful and thoughtful when you download softwares, always remember that you should download them from its official site. On the other hand when you install them, keep in mind the Advanced or Custom installation should be your first choice and do not select anything that is not familiar to you.
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Shares Toolbar and Search.conduit.com Removal Guide Overview:
OPTION 1 Remove Shares Toolbar Manually
Step 1 Uninstall Shares Toolbar from computer
Step 2 Remove browser extensions, add-ons and reset your browsers
Step 3 Remove residual files and registry entries
OPTION 2 Remove Shares Toolbar Automatically
Step 1 Uninstall unfamiliar program with free Anvi Uninstaller
Step 2 Remove unwanted Toolbar with Anvi Slim Toolbar
Step 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster
Malware Prevention Tips(Important)
OPTION 1 Remove Shares Toolbar Manually
Log on to your computer as an Administrator who has the right to add or remove software.
Click Start Menu->Control Panel (Uninstall a Program for Window 7)-> Double-click Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features for Windows 7)
Scroll down to find Shares and related programs. Please note, Shares related program may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any unfamiliar and suspicious third party. Click Uninstall or Change and to uninstall these programs.
1 open your Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Tools->Extensions->Uninstall Shares related add-ons or extensions.
If this extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled, click here to learn–How to Remove a Managed Google Chrome extension.
2 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘settings’ > ‘Appearances’> ‘Show Home button’, click on the Change button to change your browser homepage.
3 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘settings’ > ‘Manage search engines.
Make google.com as your default search engine and click on the X to remove Search.conduit.com.
Click on the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted.
Please note that some files are hidden in Windows, you may need to change the Windows settings to show hidden files so you can delete the infected one. Click here to learn How to Show Hidden Files in Windows 7 and 8.
OPTION 2 Remove Shares Toolbar Automatically
Anvi Uninstaller is a high efficient, free tool designed to help users conveniently and efficiently uninstall unwanted programs.
Direct download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/aun/
Or you can download and install Cloud System Booster, then launch this program, click on Expert(next to the Home button)—Toolbox—Anvi Uninstaller—-Run to take advantage of this uninstall tool.
When Anvi Uninstaller opened, click on Recently Installed tab, you will find the programs recently installed on your computer. Choose the suspicious or unfamiliar one, click on the Uninstall button to uninstall them.
Anvi Slim Toolbar is a secure, expeditious and user-friendly tool developed by Anvisoft to better help computer users detect and remove malicious toolbars, browser add-ons, extensions and plugins. Anvi Slim Toolbar is also available for repairing web browser problem caused by malicious toolbars or other malwares such as adware,browser hijacker and redirect virus.
Anvi Slim Toolbar Download:
1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar. On the main screen of this program, please click on the Scan button to scan your computer.
2 Click on the Manage button to view details about the found toolbars and remove the unwanted one.
3 Click on the Browser Repair button to repair your browser. Select the relative browser that you need to repair. Currently, Anvi Slim Toolbar can repair commonly used browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Note: Chances are exist that it fails to detect some malicious toolbars or repair browser settings, in such case please report the malicious toolbar and domain to us then will analyze and add them to our database as soon as possible.
After the Shares Toolbar program has been removed from your system, some residual files maybe still in there. Cloud System Booster was initially designed to better help users clean and optimize Windows-based systems by throwing out junk files, disabling unneeded services, cleaning up 3rd party applications generated junks, and repairing registry errors.
Cloud System Booster Download:
Malware Prevention Tips
To make sure the computer is clean from Shares Toolbar and any potential malware infections, you are highly recommended to use Anvi Smart Defender antimalware to protect your computer.
Anvi Smart Defender is a brand new anti-malware software designed to protect your PC from being infected with computer virus and malware. Featuring with the powerful Cloud Scan Technologies and daily updated database, Anvi Smart Defender can detect, block and remove latest malware threats including Trojan, ransomware, worms, backdoors and malicious adware. Anvi Smart Defender is devote to providing advanced Internet security solution for computer users.
Anvi Smart Defender Download:
Important Tips: To block Popup ads and any unwanted or malicious website, you can take advantage of this ads-block tool–Anvi AD Blocker(which is available and free in Toolbox of Anvi Smart Defender Pro, the picture shown above). Anvi AD Blocker is designed to automatically filter and block malicious websites, phishing sites, pop-up ads, etc. to build a solid browser hijacker defense to your system. Please click the “Free Download” picture below to download this tool directly.
Anvi AD Blocker Download:
For instance, to block the Search.coupon.com from your web browser, you can just add this Search.coupon.com to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker by clicking More-> Settings->under the Blacklist tab, click the Add URL button->Enter search.coupon.com in the appeared window->click Add button to add the url and close the add url window-> click Apply on the settings menu to make it and click X to close the window and save the change.
Good luck and be safe online.