Title: Certified Toolbar

Remove Certified Toolbar
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Certified Toolbar severity is 60  (60 / 100)

Certified Toolbar can be presented as a browser add-on, but there are many security experts worldwide who have included it to the category of browser hijackers. As we know, it has been developed by SimplyGen. It's the same company, which has already been mentioned on our project when talking about annoying redirections to Searchcompletion.com caused by Complitly. Similarly, Certified Toolbar has also been reported for its annoying redirections to various domains, including Search.certified-toolbar.com and similar. Be aware, that you may also be redirected to websites that spread malware! This program has also been noticed altering user's homepage settings and collecting the browsing history in order to show relevant search results for him. If you haven't installed it by yourself, we highly recommend to uninstall Certified Toolbar from your computer because it clearly violates privacy rules.


There are several methods how can you get Certified Toolbar on your computer. First method (the good one) is downloading it from its official website. This means that you are aware about all the risks of this toolbar and see more benefits than risks in using it in your daily cyber routine. However, there is another method how you can get Certified Toolbar on your machine. It involves other programs (shareware and freeware in most of the cases) that have included it into their components' list. Be aware that this method is illegal and it is used only for monetization purpose. Once downloaded, Certified Toolbar gets on every browser it finds and makes you use it every time you start using your Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome or other browser. Additionally, it starts initiating unwanted redirections every time you begins your browsing sessions. To sum up, you shoudl know one thing: we don't recommend keeping this program on your computer if you haven't installed it manually. You have to remove Certified Toolbar from your machine ASAP.


In order to remove Certified toolbar and stop its redirections to Search.certified-toolbar.com or other domains, you should follow these steps:

1. Uninstall Certified Toolbar:
For that, click 'Start menu' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a Program' or 'Add/Remove Programs' and choose 'Uninstall' button if you see the Certified toolbar in the list.

2. Remove Search.certified-toolbar.com from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:

Open IE -> Tools -> Internet Option -> General tab.Enter Google or other address to make it the default start page.

Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools -> Options -> General -> Startup. Now select 'Show a blank page' when Firefox Starts or set a certain website, like Google or similar.

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome, click on wench icon, go to settings and choose 'Manage search engines'. Change search engine to google or other and delete Certified toolbar from the list. Then Go to section “On start” and make sure you get blank page while creating new tab.

Finally, you should run a full system scan with reputable anti-malware. This is important because those links that are given by Certified Toolbar may also redrect you to infected domains. For checking your PC, we recommend using rev id="Spyware Doctor"] or SpyHunter.

Automatic Certified Toolbar removal:

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Geolocation of Certified Toolbar:

This map reveals the prevalence of Certified Toolbar. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India, Germany and United States.

QR code for Certified Toolbar removal instructions:

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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 Certified 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 Certified Toolbar right in your pocket.

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

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Information added: 2013-01-15 09:10:37
Information updated: 2013-01-23 20:43:27

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