Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage

Shareaza Toolbar

Shareaze Toolbar is a browser plug-in which is distributed by Shareaze software. The application is presented spyware and malware free. Moreover, the official website of the product indicates that the software provides a legal P2P service. The user is said to be able to share his or her profile and music or videos, download an unlimited amount of music, and so on. Even though these features may seem appealing, inattentive computer users soon discover that the Shareaxe software promotes a toolbar and can change the settings of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

The very toolbar does not bear the name Shareze. The same toolbar can be bundled with any other free application, but due to the fact that user come across this application via Shareze, malware researchers dubbed it as Shareaze toolbar. On Mozilla Firefox you will find that the browser add-on is named as Music Toolbar (Dist. By Bandoo Media, Inc). Moreover, you will find the New tab browser add-on.

The toolbar is installed if you do not un-tick particular options given in the installation wizard. First, the features of the toolbar are briefly presented. The user is also provided with the EULA and privacy policy of the toolbar and a search engine which is presented below. In addition to the toolbar, the user can choose whether to change the home page and search engine into Ask.com. If you agree with the terms, not only do you get the Shareaze Toolbar, but also some changes on the browsers.

The toolbar contains a home button which loads search.ask.com. Needless to say, the search engine displays advertisements which are supposed to match your search queries. Although not all of the links that are indicated as ads are malicious, it is advisable to ignore them so as not to land on suspicious web pages, where your privacy could be violated.

As for the very toolbar, it contains a DJ box button which offers a quick music artist search. Moreover, the toolbar features links to music.torchbrowser.com, an online radio player, and a website containing the lyrics of multiple songs.

The removal of the toolbar is a good solution if you do not like the changes made on your browser. Remove Shareaze Toolbar if you do not want to be provided with advertisements and other unwanted contents. Below you will find a step-by-step manual removal guide; however, it is not enough to eliminate the toolbar manually. Once you complete the removal, scan the PC for malware.

You can use SpyHunter in order to delete the toolbar and protect the system against future infections. You will save your time as the application will terminate the unwanted browser extension for you, so if you want to be sure that you can browse the Internet as usual, use the recommended spyware prevention tool.

Manual Shareaza Toolbar Removal

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Uninstall Music Toolbar for Chrome and Music Toolbar for Firefox.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Remove the unwanted toolbar.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type control panel and click OK.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted applications.

How to remove Shareaze Toolbar from your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  2. Remove the add-on if it is still present there.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  4. On the General tab, change the home page and press OK.
  5. To change the search provider, click the search engine icon next to the search box and select a new provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Go to Tools - > Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted browser add-on.
  4. Click Setting on the left side of the browser.
  5. Under On Start-up, select the last option and click Set pages.
  6. Remove Ask.com and enter a new URL.
  7. Under Appearance, change the settings of the home button.
  8. Under Search, click Manage search engines and change the search provider.

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How to manually remove Shareaza Toolbar

Files associated with Shareaza Toolbar infection:

ShareazaIEHelper.dll

Shareaza Toolbar DLL's to remove:

ShareazaIEHelper.dll
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