Remove xxxtoolbar
Removal instructions

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xxxtoolbar | Type: Browser Plugins

From the publisher:
xxxtoolbar is a free search utility that lets you find the best adult material on the net. With it, you can access pictures, videos, stories, passwords to paysites and much more.

xxxtoolbar properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Automatic xxxtoolbar Removal Guide

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xxxtoolbar manual removal

Delete registry values:
Browse to the key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Delete the 'AutoUpdater' entry

Browse to the key:

'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID'

Delete the subkey '{69550BE2-9A78-11D2-BA91-00600827878D}'.

Delete the subkey of the same name from 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars'

Delete entry of the same name from 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar'
Delete files:
aupdate.exe, aupdate.conf, aupdate.trk, aupdate_uninstall.exe

Manual xxxtoolbar Removal Guide

Step 1

Uninstall xxxtoolbar and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for xxxtoolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

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 xxxtoolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar 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 xxxtoolbar, 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 xxxtoolbar removal process.

Information added: 01/07/15 04:47; information updated: 01/07/15 04:47

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Comments on xxxtoolbar

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Guest
I've found a process by the name of spoolsv. When I delete this along with istsvc, istsvc doesn't come back. However, an internet description says that this file controls options with the printer, but can also let in trojans. I'm suspicious, but wary to delete the traces of this file.

Is there any chance this could be the parent file or istvsc for me, or should i leave it alone?

Any help at all on how to get rid of this horrible pest would be much appreciated.
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Guest
Is there any chance the parent file might be called spoolsv? When I ended this file and the istsvc file from the task manager, istsvc didn't come back. I want to see if I should go ahead and delete any traces of this or not before causing potential damage.

Any other information would help.
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POPEYE
HI I WAS WONDERING IF XXXTOOLBAR IS THE SAME THING AS IST.BAR?
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Mena
I solve the problem in this way:

1. Download freeware StartupRun at http://nirsoft.mirrorz.com/

2. Run the program

3. A list of programs run on startup will be displayed

4. Disable the malware.
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egpamp
I believe this thing, with it's own autoupdater, is changing it's own registry enteries constantly. I have virus and spyware detection/protection but it isn't picking it up.
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olari
i had it as c:windowsszchost.exe
and in HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun registry entry was "Zone system"
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vid
I could not find `auto updater` too..

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