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VAF toolbar. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

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VAF toolbar (also known as VAF Music Toolbar) is another program, which can be called as adware. The main reason, why we have decided to include this app to our data base, is its unfair distribution method, which is based on the third party software. Besides, as soon as this program infiltrates the PC, it modifies some of system's parameters and changes the start page, new tab page and default search engine. As a result, user starts suffering from continuous redirections to VAF search page or search.conduit.com. which is already known for our security experts. Please, beware that such search engines are used only for showing forged search results and seek to make users enter related websites. If you haven't installed this program with your consent, you should remove VAF Toolbar from your computer.

HOW CAN I GET VAF TOOLBAR ON MY PC?

VAF toolbar can be downloaded from its official website. However, there is also another method, which is used for its distribution. It is based on the third party software, which is usually filled with such 'components' for monetization purpose. If you want to prevent VAF Toolbar's infiltration, remove its entries that show up during installation process of the software. When inside and active, this program starts system's modifications and tries to affect all Internet browsers that are used by the user. However, it especially likes to affect Mozilla Firefox browser. If want to get rid of it and you can't find a way for that, follow the guide below and remove VAF Toolbar from your computer.

HOW TO REMOVE VAF TOOLBAR?

Although VAF Music Toolbar is not malware, it can easily initiate unwanted changes on your computer's system. If you want to get rid of it, uninstall this program. For that, follow these steps:

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Quick menu: manual VAF toolbar removal guide
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Remove VAF toolbar from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').

Remove VAF toolbar from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'. Uninstall VAF toolbar and related programs
  • Here, look for VAF toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall' Remove VAF toolbar from Windows shortcuts
  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

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Remove VAF toolbar from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for VAF toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Remove VAF toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for VAF toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete VAF toolbar removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove VAF toolbar from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):
  • Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  • Click Settings to open more options.
  • Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option.
Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  • Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear.
Select 'Clear' button
  • Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager.
Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  • When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  • Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps.
Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details'Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  • When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  • Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  • Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option.
Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  • Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  • Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  • Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, VAF toolbar should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove VAF toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select VAF toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete VAF toolbar removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove VAF toolbar from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select VAF toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete VAF toolbar removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove VAF toolbar from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extensions and look for VAF toolbar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by VAF toolbar, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete VAF toolbar removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button
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After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of VAF toolbar registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: Reimage, PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Geolocation of VAF toolbar

Map reveals the prevalence of VAF toolbar. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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Comments on VAF toolbar

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Erin
I also still have the tab and there is nothing I can do to get it to go away. I would really appreciate some help on this. I dont want it on my computer under any circumstances.
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Bill
I removed the toolbar at control panel. I use chrome. However - it is still there as a "search" tab when I go on line. I have to close the tab each time I go on line. somethings telling me Im still not stopping it from following where I go online. What to do now? Suggestions?
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Susan
I have uninstalled everything related to VAF but still can not get the toolbar removed ... as well as conduit malware ... I have the fix me stick and it quaranteed almost 20 things and a Trojan ... advising conduit as the culprit ... I got this virus thanks to a tech guy on the Katie Couric show he said to download EMET and so I did and all of this happened because of that ... ???
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Kim
I want your crap OFF MY COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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