Title: Search.certified-toolbar.com
Also known as: Certified Toolbar

Remove Search.certified-toolbar.com
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Severity scale:Search.certified-toolbar.com severity is 20  (20 / 100)
 

Search.certified-toolbar.com may try to create an image that it's a legitimate website, which was designed to help users with their search sessions on the Internet. However, many security experts have started to categorize it as browser hijacker because of its continuous redirections to unwanted websites. After getting inside the system, this hijacker virus changes DNS settings and hijacks all popular browsers, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. As a result, every search session is finished on Search.certified-toolbar.com or other search-related website that offers its services. Besides, it can easily alter homepage settings, install its toolbar (Certified Toolbar) and start tracking your browsing habits. This information is important for marketing companies that even pay the money for getting it. As you can see, Search.certified-toolbar.com should be avoided because it may lead you to various problems.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Search.certified-toolbar.com virus?

The browser hijacker, which is connected to Search.certified-toolbar.com website, is spread using spam e-mail attachments, freeware or shareware programs, so you should avoid visiting unofficial websites and downloading programs from them. As soon as it gets inside the PC, it alters system settings and causes redirections on any browser you use. So, no matter which search engine you open, Bing, Google, Yahoo or other, search results will be redirected to Search.certified-toolbar.com or other trustworthy-looking domain. This virus may slow the system down, display unwanted pop-up ads and commercial messages. Besides, it may lead you to hacked sites that spread unwanted programs or even malware. While this website is not infected by itself, we do not recommend ignoring Search.certified-toolbar.com redirections.

HOW CAN I REMOVE Search.certified-toolbar.com redirect virus?

To stop all this havoc, which was initiated by Certified toolbar, you should change your computer's settings back to normal. For that, follow these steps:

1. Uninstall Certified Toolbar from your computer: 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.

Additionally, we recommend running a full system scan with reputable anti-spyware if you haven't installed Certified Toolbar by yourself. Try using STOPzilla or SpyHunter to remove this browser hijacker as soon as possible.



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Information added: 2013-01-29 03:33:47
Information updated: 2013-01-29 03:33:47

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ShelleyC
Unfortunately, search.certified-toolbar.com hijacker stops my malwarebytes full scan as well as Microsoft Security Essentials full scans as well. Both will perform a quick scan completely, but show no infections. Read that this malware can mutate and is hard to remove. I first noticed it in Task Manager with "Glary" in the file/path after name of toolbar (Im kind of a newbie and dont really know all of the technical/proper computer lingo, so...Im going to try and do it manually from registry and files and am using an older desktop with this message. This hijacker is not on this computer in use now, but on a new laptop w/Win7 64bit. If deleting registry/and/or files works, I believe I will still contact a computer tech repair to get rid of this monster. Unless some software can come up with a good, clean fix, Ive no choice. Regards and thanks for info. Wonder if downloading Glary file opener or Glary Utilities downloaded this thing as the path/file name located to the right of the entry in Task Manager did state "glary," perhaps I will contact Glarysoft and see if that did, indeed, happen and if they have any recourse for removing this beast. Oh, did delete process in Task Manager, but still experience re-directs in browser (IE9) to the website, but I believe Ive gotten out of the redirect as soon as I see it has changed.
Again, thanks for info and if I get any truly good info on how to remove once and for all, I will contact via this site. Good luck to all, in the meantime!
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ShelleyC
Hi: Back again on new laptop that has this virus and am going to download SpyHunter trial to see if that works. Hope dont have to purchase to actually remove any threats like StopZilla did (and it only found cookies). Will advise if SpyHunter works on this thing; keeping fingers and toes crossed!
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Christopher
Hey Thanks Very Much! I Finally Installed spyware . I Was Wondering Why It Wouldn’t Install. Thanks!!!
Thank you very much! This is the only working description for this problem.



But give me information that how same virus can deteted my PC????
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as anyone been able to delete search.certified-toolbar.com because everything I tried hasnt worked PLEASE HELP
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Martin Stander
Windows 7. I uninstalled it and removed it from my browsers. Unfortunately this had no effect. My infestation was so bad that the complete Office suite was infected. I open Outlook and is greeted with Certified-Toolbar Search. I open Excel and the same thin happens. I tried deleting it in the Registry with no luck. I would reboot and it is still there. Do another search of the Registry and there is nothing. But still it is everywhere in the browsers and Office.

As a last resort I rolled back Windows to the day I knew I got infected. Voila, its gone. If you get infected, spare yourself the trouble and just roll back
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murf
I tried to roll it back, but it said it couldnt do it because some files were still in use, even tried spybot in safe mode, still there.
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torafujin
Spent 2 months trying to get rid of this (couldnt roll-back because of some necessary security files added later). Gave up. Last week, however, got infected by some other browser-hijacker. 2 hours of cleaning out Control Panel, browsers, registry files. Final result: not only removed the new hijacker, but that hijacker had managed to kick out Search.Certified-Toolbar. Admittedly, not the best solution to this problem, but thought it might help to know that curing the re-infection appears to cure the original disease.
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grant mitchell
How much information do you need from the good people, for gods sake. CertifiedTToolbar, by its own accounts, is based in Ben Gurion Rd. somewhere in Israel. The interpretation you give of the identity of this extremedly hostle malware is pure disinformation. This toolbar/ hijacker does not log into the Windows reference pages, cannot be searched for, located, or removed, regardless of what you say. It even destroys my ability to print news, albeit political, articles. Please, please, no more baby talk.
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ok so i installed the spy hunter...or so called...its making it so i cant uninstall it and other aplications it has deemed as viruses... CAUTION DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR PURCHASE THAT POS! IT DOES NOT HELP!
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Giulio
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I tried SpyHunter and MalwareBytes Anti-malware. but both failed. At best, they crippled the bastard virus a bit and it became not that annoying, but knowing that he was still there was unsettling. The directions to MANUALLY kill it that are available in some forum on the web would be the best, but they are really difficult to follow, since they are intended for specialists and many step are missing. I sorted it out by entrusting the specialized company, http://www.yYoocare.com, to do the job and at a cost of about 70 USD they took over my PC and got rid of this virus in 20 minutes. I suggest it to everyone who is not an expert. At the moment no antivirus software can kill it. I am a private and I have nothing to do with Yoocare.com, I support them because they sorted me out fast and professionally.
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K J Boland
tried everything, Malware bytes, superantispyware and paid for SpyHunter.

Spyhunter finds and says it removes, but it always is there when I reload firefox.

Note: it is not showing as an add on. or as a program to remove.
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Capeloni
I spend U$39 wirh spyhuner and irt didnt remove it
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NoOneSpecial
I tried over and over but it just was not going to be . it has infected my microsoft word too
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Claudia
Thank you! I didnt know what was happening when I kept getting re-directed to search.certified-toolbar.com, until I googled it and came here. Following your instructions, I had it removed in just a few minutes.
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l.kheinz
Nach Ihren Vorgaben, hatte ich es in ein paar Minuten entfernt.
search.certified-toolbar.com umgeleitet gehalten, bis ich es gegoogelt
Nach Ihren Vorgaben, hatte ich es in ein paar Minuten entfernt
Was sind die Vorgaben???
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restore it to factory SETTINGS
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