Browser is hijacked by search.conduit.com accidently? The default search engine is replaced with a web search called WhiteSmoke? A WhiteSmoke toolbar is added on the top of the browsers including IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google chrome? Remove the WhiteSmoke from control panel but it is still in the browser? If you encounter these questions and want to fix these computer issues, you just come to a right place. This article helps you get rid of WhiteSmoke toolbar completely. Read more.
What is WhiteSmoke B community Toolbar by Conduit?
WhiteSmoke B community Toolbar by Conduit is a potentially unwanted program, which is compatible with browsers including IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google chrome. Users infected with WhiteSmoke toolbar are always redirected to search.conduit.com whenever they launch their search engine. Then victims are brought to a search engine named WhiteSmoke search engine which cheats victims by disguising itself as a real search engine such as Google engine. In the reality, if victims do search on this webpage, the WhiteSmoke search engine just displays advertisements or even some malicious links. In such case, many other rootkits and Trojans can easily capture the victims.
Why should you get rid of WhiteSmoke B community Toolbar?
The WhiteSmoke B community toolbar is featured with redirecting the homepage to search.conduit.com, modifying default or custom settings of browser, eating the system resources and computer speed and creating toolbars and plugins on the browser. Compared with popping up advertisements which really make you annoyed, the added toolbars and plugins are more dangerous. As long as the add-ons are lay the roots in the browser, the WhiteSmoke B community toolbar can take control your computer. That is why you can’t remove it completely even through you get rid of it from the control panel. Why the add-ons are dangerous?
The WhiteSmoke B community toolbar creates add-ons, extensions and plugins on the browser resulting in monitoring the browsing history and search activities of users and collecting the personal data. If the WhiteSmoke B community toolbar sends the collected sensitive data such as bank account and password to cyber criminals, victims have a great chance to lose money. It is highly recommended you eliminate it as quickly as possible.
How to Remove WhiteSmoke B community Toolbar by Conduit (Removal Instruction)?
Step 1 Uninstall WhiteSmoke toolbar from control panel
Step 2 Remove WhiteSmoke add-ons and repair modified browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
Step 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove WhiteSmoke toolbar related programs.
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find WhiteSmoke toolbar related programs, and hit Remove.
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find WhiteSmoke toolbar related programs, and click on Uninstall.
1 Remove extensions and add-ons 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.
1.1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar from official site: http://www.anvisoft.com/slim-toolbar.html
1.2 Launch the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.
1.3 Check WhiteSmoke related extensions boxes on the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.
2 Repair modified browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
2.1 After removing the WhiteSmoke related extensions, click on back, go to Browser Repair.
2.2 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.
After removing WhiteSmoke extensions, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the 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
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.
Tips for optimization
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