Title: Alexa Toolbar

Remove Alexa Toolbar
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Alexa Toolbar severity is 2  (2 / 100)
 

Alexa Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program, which is owned by Amazon and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Mostly, users install this program on their computers because they expect helpful information from it - Alexa Toolbar provides varied information about sites, like traffic rankings, user reviews and similar data. However, this is not the only feature which Alexa Toolbar can be known for. This program may also initiate some annoying activities on computer, for example show continuous pop-up advertisements and collect data about the user. Typically, this program tracks its users and collects data about web browser and operating system, addresses of visited sites and products that were purchased via its service. However, it seems that those who have Alexa Toolbar are especially annoyed by its Amazon shopping button, which appears when you hover your mouse over some product. 

HOW CAN ALEXA TOOLBAR APPEAR ON MY COMPUTER?

Alexa Toolbar can be downloaded from various websites that are used for promoting similar programs. However, you may also download it in a bundle with other programs, such as freeware and shareware. Note that this can be easily avoided by paying more attention to installation process of freeware and shareware. You should simply check installation windows of the freeware you are going to install and get rid of the check mark, which agrees to download Alexa Toolbar. If you use Alexa Toolbar and you don't think that it's annoying, you can leave it on your computer without any concerns. This program is NOT a virus, just a potentially unwanted application.

HOW TO REMOVE ALEXA TOOLBAR?

If you want to remove Alexa Toolbar from your computer, first thing you should do is to uninstall ti via Add/Remove Programs feature. After that, fix all your web browsers one by one by eliminating the add-on of this program:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for Alexa Toolbar and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Internet Explorer fix:

Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
Here, look for Alexa Toolbar and similar entries click 'uninstall'.
Besides, change your default search provider to Google or the one you like.

Mozilla Firefox fix:

Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’. 
Find Alexa Toolbar and similar entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
Change your start page back to normal. 

Google Chrome fix:

Click the Chrome menu button, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions'.
Find
 Alexa Toolbar and other unknown extensions and remove them by clicking Recycle bin.
Now click 'Settings' -> 'Manage search engines' and change your default search engine

Finally, 2spyware recommends scanning the system with updated anti-spyware to make sure that your computer is free of viruses or other potentially unwanted programs. For that, use one of these removers: SpyHunterSTOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware.


Alexa Toolbar properties:
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Alexa Toolbar manual removal:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alexa Internet
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alexa Toolbar
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AlxTB.BHO
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AlxTB.BHO.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Popup.HTMLEvent
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Popup.HTMLEvent.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PopMenu.Menu
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PopMenu.Menu.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Popup.PopupKiller
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Popup.PopupKiller.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{27D784D7-9217-4227-B43B-E06E4781E0CB}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3CEFF6CD-6F08-4e4d-BCCD-FF7415288C3B}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{69A72A8A-84ED-4a75-8CE7-263DBEF3E5D3}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7BF3A7DB-A516-4e24-B40A-F60B34699E26}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EA20F195-32DA-4bd6-B348-FD02FC7D3D5A}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F1FABE79-25FC-46de-8C5A-2C6DB9D64333}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{04D79E9F-09A9-4AED-9FC2-6E63A3BCA51E}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{0B32BCCD-4D64-48EB-8EC3-9BA0807D1349}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{0BBB0424-E98E-4405-9A94-481854765C80}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{0F3332B5-BC98-48AF-9FAC-05FEC94EBE73}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{3E60160F-0ED6-4DCC-B6B6-850CDE4FD217}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{3F41980D-B681-488E-9757-0C9744F9C3CE}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{49160F0D-6BE2-4F5F-BCDB-9256DA3BB120}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{5A9961FD-B0A6-4065-9552-EBFC199683A3}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{6912BEB3-E20C-4953-8C8E-E91B12B55BFC}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{738CB0ED-54A7-4061-AE2E-40EFD9B1EEF6}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{9AF74448-EBD1-484C-8B06-35E597C0B54C}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{9BAB764B-E4F3-4C7B-99AD-CDF696BBE3A8}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{A69107CC-BEC8-4A34-B474-211B0F46A764}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{A6A68CBD-6673-41B1-B997-3F83A25B45B0}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{ABF7C4D4-53EF-4C15-8954-D22F63C98E9F}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{AC2A5E17-05ED-4E62-86E5-84779E8F0BCA}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B71C7D9A-DA43-4E8B-BB98-1684AC2AF324}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B79D9232-A798-43DB-9E61-281D550460E4}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B7B84995-8B92-46BF-94AA-FA2F3DD23B84}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DC21CEDE-3E81-43D7-B816-DAEFA7B4901F}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{FA77AD79-09CF-41FB-B171-CC856F9E737F}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{547AB549-4DD8-4ea0-B070-F6EA062148FF}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{EACAA5CE-99B3-470E-9629-8F98F4C4B637}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\[XVS]\Common\Research\Sources\{19C33034-3878-4beb-B843-62C2761AFF96}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\[XVS]\User Agent\Post Platform\Alexa Toolbar
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Alexa Toolbar
Unregister DLLs:
alexaie.dll, alxres.dll, alxtb.dll, alxtb1.dll

Delete files:
alexaie.dll, alxres.dll, alxtb.dll, alxtb1.dll
Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\Alexa Toolbar

Geolocation of Alexa Toolbar:

This map reveals the prevalence of Alexa Toolbar. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey and China.

QR code for Alexa Toolbar removal instructions:

Alexa Toolbar qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Alexa Toolbar are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Alexa Toolbar right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-09-26 03:30:17
Information updated: 2013-09-26 03:30:17

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snoo
I have this because I chose to download it. I'm not sure why you include it at all given that you seem to understand it's not a threat, installed by choice, and safe.
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leathersmt
I did not install this, and have no idea how it came to be in my system. I resent items in my computer that I do not specifically OK to be in it. Also even more so, if it gathers information or sends same.
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Guest
i downloaded a yahoo companion toolbar which caused all kinds of problems on my internet explorer, which I , eventually, had to reinstall and I'm still having problems. When I run my ad aware or spy sweeper programs, they find Alexa which has been installed as a result. It seems to be propragating on my hard drive somewhere, because when I scan there seem to be more files than the last time I scanned. The toolbar is somewhere, and I can't seem to find it anywhere. I may have to resinstall windows or reformat my hard drive as a result. Not a good toolbar in the least and I do consider it spyware. I can't seem to completely get rid of it.
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Guest
Whoever said alexa is safe is either an employee of the alexa or sadistic. Alexa causes all kinds of problems with browsing, and if you read any "pest" spyware articles, alexa is always at the top of the list. Something must be done.
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Guest
Due to a security leak in IE, Alexa can actually send secure information through the Alexa servers. Granted, this information will probably bwe deleted, but the chance for theft is still there.
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Guest
What type of complete computer ignorant doesnt consider alexa a threat? For crying out loud it comes with an uninstaller that installs it right after you uninstall it, and not to mention the rest of the problems. it downloaded and installed itself without my concent and now i cant remove it. whats more, ad-aware cannot remove it cause it always comes back from the dead somehow.
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Guest
Yeah, its funny, the uninstaller actually puts Alexa back into my registry. If I run a spyware program it seems to clear out Alexa... but as soon as I run the supposed uninstaller, Alexa pops back into my registry. Hmm.. how can this a good product? I have written to Alexa several times, and finally gave up. Any ideas on how to kill this thing for good? I am surprised more people aren't complaning.
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Guest
unregister alexa.dll and then remove it and it will stop re-appearing
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Skanky Alexa..
It didn´t disappear even after four downloads and real care not getting anything skanky on the computer. Windows - version (XP) was legit.
My conclusion is that it must stay on, built i n t o Windows from install (in explorer), or be contained in these programs:

1. Ad-Aware_SE_Personal_Edition_1_05.exe
2. Spybot-Search_Destroy_1_3.exe
2. SpywareDoctor_3_1.exe
4. Startup_Mechanic_2_3.exe
5. AlexaRemover.exe (Emco Software Ltd.)

Everything I could I DLed from download.com. I didn´t even install StartupMechanic (even though that program is much mussle for little hassle, I believe..)

I was surprised to see that it isn´t considered a threat (2/100??). My question is: If it´s not a threat - why can´t you r e m o v e the fukn thing??
I don´t care if it "has an uninstaller included". If it puts itself in different places each time - what good is an invisible installer? AND - it signalls it doesn´t want to be found.
And that´s the SPY in SPYware oh little one... :)

/Fnertz
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cwp
First I ran AlexaRemover.exe.(not sure it this is required but I ran it anyway)
Then I deleted the following 3 files in windowssystem32 and created another 3 files using notepad to replace them.
alexa.dll
AlxRes.dll.bak
AlxTB2.dll

I set the three notepad-created files to Read-only and Archive in properties.

I did all these yesterday and I haven't seen Alexa toolbar since then.

Hope this help.
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Frustrated By Alexa
Alexa conflicts with many programs we us (like causing office apps to crash unexpectedly) - it IS NOT safe, it IS NOT stable, it is CRAP. If they hired smarter monkeys to write the thing, it might at least be stable - it's not even that.
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i found a problem with my browser, when i click on the option show related link, it doesn't works & i try lot's of things but still it is not working, i m using IE6.0 ver , Pls help me
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You are............
I am using windows 2000 sp4. It works fine until last night, norton internet security detects trojan software have been installed in my computer. Then I found alexa toolbar was installed in my internet browser. It extremely slows down the web page loading time. and i have no way to uninstall it as it doesn't show in add and remove program.... alexa, YOU ARE CLASSIC
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Guest
Amazon has really fucked up this time. People must try not to use amazon for anything for doing this to us!
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Guest
i have found related alexa.dll in the system32 and try to delete them. But the AlxTB1.dll and AlxTB2.dll unable to delete, it says "other application is running currently"

i have disable the LAN and close all the IE, but still fail.

what can i do ?
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M W Niktar
A nice and very useful intruction for removal of Alexa Tool bar. Those like whw have no instructior to take help directly are being benefited. I appretiate it very much. Ureka IT

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