Remove VAF toolbar
Removal instructions

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VAF toolbar | Type: Browser Plugins

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:

Automatic VAF toolbar Removal Guide

You can remove VAF toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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VAF toolbar Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall VAF toolbar and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Windows 8
  • If you are 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.
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

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

Step 2

Remove VAF toolbar from Windows shortcuts

  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.

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.

Step 3

Remove VAF toolbar from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
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
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for VAF toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking 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.
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.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select VAF toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
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.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose 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.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select VAF toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
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.
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
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.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete VAF toolbar removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for VAF toolbar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
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.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, 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.

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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Information added: 01/07/15 05:14; information updated: 01/07/15 05:14

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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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