How to Remove VAF Toolbar (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)?

Default search engine is changed to VAF search engine out of sudden? Homepage is redirected to search.conduit.com whenever you launch browser or open a new tab. This browser modification refers that a browser hijacker-VAF Toolbar sneaks into your computer. If you want to change the default settings back, you should remove VAF Toolbar firstly. This article helps you fix browser issues related to VAF Toolbar. Keep reading.
 
I What is VAF Toolbar (browser hijacker description)?
II Symptoms of VAF Toolbar
III Impacts of VAF Toolbar
IV How to remove VAF Toolbar from Computer Completely?
V Tips for cleaning residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

 

I What is VAF Toolbar (browser hijacker description)?

 
VAF Toolbar is classified as browser hijacker, which is designed to promote advertisements. Since VAF Toolbar is compatible with popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, VAF Toolbar can attack all browsers installed on your browser. As a result, no matter which browser you use, you are always redirected to search.conduit.com every time when you launch the browser. VAF Toolbar is usually propagated through freeware or shareware applications. In addition, it also can be distributed through spam emails or malicious websites. VAF Toolbar may disguise itself as an attachment in a spam email. Once computer users use the attachment embedded in emails from unknown people, VAF Toolbar can smoothly install on their computers.
 
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II Symptoms of VAF Toolbar

 
Once in, VAF Toolbar causes many browser issues including internet browser setting modification. The browser installed on the infected computer will work weirdly.
 
1) Homepage is redirected to Search.conduit.com whenever your launch browser installed on your computer.
2) Pops up advertisements flood your computer screen.
3) VAF toolbar creates lots of add-ons and extensions on your browser.
4) Browser works weirdly and even crashes sometimes.
5) You need to take more time to open a page or even can’t access to some desired websites.
6) Lots of applications on your computer freeze up sometimes.
 

III Impacts of VAF Toolbar

 
As mentioned above, the computer infected with VAF toolbar will be flooded with pop up advertisements on the screen. As time goes by, the junk created by VAF toolbar eat up system resources, drag computer speed and even causes browser crash. What’s worse: the VAF search engine is very possible to redirect your searching to some malicious websites which may drop rootkits or Trojans on your computer. Once other computer viruses attack the vulnerabilities of your computer, there is a huge threat to your privacy and confidential data including credit card number, online bank account and password.
 
To avoid any further lose, it is highly recommended you get rid of VAF toolbar as soon as you can.
 

IV How to remove VAF Toolbar from Computer Completely?

 
It is worth mentioning that VAF Toolbar may keep coming back again and again after being removed from control panel. It comes back over and over for there are related add-ons, extensions and plugins installed on the browser as well as caches left in the computer. Therefore, it is necessary to remove all add-ons related to VAF toolbar as well as VAF Toolbar caches so as to remove VAF Toolbar from your computer completely.
 
STEP 1 Remove VAF Toolbar from control panel
Optional troubleshot-remove VAF 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 VAF Toolbar related add-ons and repair modified browser manually
STEP 3 Scan malware infecting computer system using Anvi Smart Defender
 

step 1

Remove VAF 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 VAF Toolbar and other unknown programs.
 
Windows XP
Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs>Programs and Features
Remove VAF Toolbar and other unknown programs.
 
Windows 7/Vista
Start>Control Panel>Uninstall a program/Programs and Features
Uninstall VAF Toolbar and other unknown programs.
 
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Optional troubleshot-remove VAF Toolbar 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 VAF 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
 
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2 Scan out the installed programs
 
Find and remove VAF Toolbar related program
 
Select the VAF Toolbar and other unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.
 
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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.
 
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2 Launch the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.
 
3 Select VAF 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 VAF Toolbar 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 VAF 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.
 
remove VAF toolbar
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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 VAF 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.
 
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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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2 thoughts on “How to Remove VAF Toolbar (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)?

  1. Exactly what I needed! Thanks soo much it’s perfect. Easy to understand, love the images. I did it manually because I didn’t want another toolbar, and I’m glad it’s gone on all my browsers

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