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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage

Guffins Toolbar

Guffins Toolbar is a suspicious browser plugin which some computer users find undesirable and even intrusive. In fact, the toolbar may even be recognized as a browser hijacker; however, our malware researchers do not think it is necessary to go that far. Of course, if you have discovered the plugin installed on your web browsers without your authorization, you should treat them as undesirable and consider their removal. Nonetheless, in reality this is just a useless and unreliable plugin which in most cases cannot present you with any benefits. Do you want to remove Guffins Toolbar? Then continue reading to find out how.

When talking about Guffins Toolbar it is necessary to identify the version of the tool you are running on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Two of the most common versions are the Community Toolbar by Conduit and the Ask Toolbar by Mindspark Interactive Network. These applications are represented at guffins.ourtoolbar.com and download.guffins.com/index.jhtml respectively. Even though neither of these applications is considered to be malicious, you need to be cautious about the search tools which are bundled together with the extension itself.

If you have chosen to install Guffins Toolbar by Conduit, you need to beware of the Trovi search. We do not recommend checking the boxes indicating their installation; otherwise, the home page of your browsers will be changed to search.conduit.com and the Guffins Customized Web Search will be set as the default search provider. In case you are dealing with the Mindspark’s toolbar, you need to un-check boxes related to the optional modifications. If you do not uncheck these boxes, you will find the Ask Web Search installed onto your browsers. Furthermore, home.tb.ask.com will replace the regular home page. These modifications are linked to such infamous plugins as IQmango Toolbar, Softtunes Toolbar and FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar as well.

Ask Web Search and the Conduit search tools are known to represent advertisement supported search results. Furthermore, they can display online advertisements representing the services of various suspicious sources, including eurohealthnews.com. What is most disconcerting is that both versions of the toolbar are affiliated to undisclosed third parties. Therefore, we suggest you delete Guffins Toolbar without further hesitation. Install automatic removal software or use the instructions provided below.

Delete undesirable software from Windows

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and then go to Change or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable program and click Remove to get rid of it.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start icon located on the Task Bar and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and identify all of the undesirable applications
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Tap the Windows key to access the Metro UI start screen.
  2. Right-click on the background, select All apps and click Control Panel.
  3. Move to Uninstall a program and right-click the undesirable application. Click Uninstall.

Remove undesirable search tools

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options from the appeared Tools menu and then click the General tab.
  3. Overwrite/delete the displayed Home Page URL and click OK.
  4. Click the search provider icon located on the search box.
  5. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable option. Click OK.
  6. Finally simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A to access the Add-ons Manager.
  7. Click Extensions (menu on the left) and Remove the undesirable plugins.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and navigate to On Startup below.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Overwrite/delete the undesirable URL and click OK.
  5. Move to Appearance, mark Show Home button and click Change.
  6. Repeat step 3 to delete the undesirable search tools.
  7. Go to Search and click Manage search engines.
  8. Remove the undesirable search provider by clicking the X mark and select Done.
  9. From the menu on the left select Extensions.
  10. Click the trash icon placed next to the undesirable plugin and select Remove.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T (Tools menu).
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and then go to Search Providers.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  4. From the menu on the left select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Disable the undesirable applications and click Close.
  6. Tap Alt+T again and click Internet Options.
  7. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
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How to manually remove Guffins Toolbar

Files associated with Guffins Toolbar infection:

u4SrcAs.dll
qvSrcAs.dll
u4bar.dll
qvbar.dll
tb_guffins.exe
qvbrmon.exe
u4barsvc.exe
u4brmon.exe
Guffins.exe
qvbarsvc.exe

Guffins Toolbar DLL's to remove:

u4bar.dll
qvbar.dll
qvSrcAs.dll
u4SrcAs.dll

Guffins Toolbar processes to kill:

qvbarsvc.exe
tb_guffins.exe
qvbrmon.exe
u4brmon.exe
u4barsvc.exe
Guffins.exe
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