Whitesmoke Toolbar

Whitesmoke Toolbar is browser add-on that can be classified as a browser hijacker, considering all the problems it causes to the users who have it installed. Initially it was marketed as a useful add-on that provides high-quality translation service, however, users, who had Whitesmoke Toolbar installed, complained about the inability to uninstall it on their own.

Even though Whitesmoke Toolbar is considered to be a legitimate browser add-on, it generates a list of problems that turns it into an undesirable application. Whitesmoke Toolbar is known to cause an avalanche of random pop-ups and virus warnings. Some users even reported that Whitesmoke Toolbar hijacked their Internet Explorer toolbar. Browser redirects are also common if Whitesmoke Toolbar is installed, and even the default search engine might be changed to fantasticgames.com, a site that actually crashes before it even loads.

Some users install Whitesmoke Toolbar directly, others have revealed that Whitesmoke Toolbar has been installed onto their browsers when they downloaded and installed various video codecs or video editing programs. It shows that Whitesmoke Toolbar can come bundled with other software and vice versa. It automatically makes renders the toolbar unsafe, because it might be responsible for allowing other computer infections into system.

Removing Whitesmoke Toolbar is also problematic because the toolbar makes sure it is not that easy to get rid of it. The user can follow the manual removal instructions in order to erase Whitesmoke Toolbar from his computer. Or, he could acquire an antimalware tool that classifies Whitesmoke Toolbar as a potentially unwanted program. The tool would erase the toolbar and all the similar applications that could’ve been installed together with it.

Whitesmoke Toolbar Manual Removal

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar.

How to remove Whitesmoke Toolbar from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  2. Change your home page address under General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+X and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Remove WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar form Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Search Providers on the left.
  6. Set a new default search engine and remove isearch.whitesmoke.com.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  2. Under General tab, enter a new home page address and click OK.
  3. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines from drop-down menu.
  5. Remove isearch.whitesmoke.com from the list and click OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  7. Remove WhiteSmoke Toolbar from Extensions.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove WhiteSmoke Toolbar.
  3. Click Settings on the left and select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Press Set pages and enter a new startup page address. Click OK.
  5. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  6. Set a new default search engine and remove isearch.whitesmoke.com. Click Done.

Once you are done with manual removal, scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner, because this application will help you to detect other potentially dangerous programs if any.

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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • System crashes
  • Slow Computer
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

How to manually remove Whitesmoke Toolbar

Files associated with Whitesmoke Toolbar infection:

WSTray.exe
whitesmoke-us-new-customized-web-search.xml
prxtbFre0.dll
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kfkcangbigakljkjeglcofaomihpejif
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\CRE
%PROGRAMFILES%\WhiteSmoke_US_New
%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\WhiteSmoke_US_New
WSTray.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kfkcangbigakljkjeglcofaomihpejif
whitesmoke-us-new-customized-web-search.xml
%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\WhiteSmoke_Bar
%ProgramFiles%\WhiteSmoke_Bar
%LOCALAPPDATA%\CRE

Whitesmoke Toolbar DLL's to remove:

prxtbFre0.dll

Whitesmoke Toolbar processes to kill:

WSTray.exe

Remove Whitesmoke Toolbar registry entries:

SOFTWARE\WhiteSmoke_US_New\toolbar
Software\AppDataLow\Software\WhiteSmoke_US_New\toolbar
WhiteSmoke US New Toolbar
WhiteSmoke US New Toolbar
SoftwareAppDataLowSoftwareWhiteSmoke_US_Newtoolbar
SOFTWAREWhiteSmoke_US_Newtoolbar
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