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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission

Virgin Media Toolbar

If you are a Virgin Media client, perhaps you have Virgin Media Toolbar installed on your computer, and you have no complaints about it. However, if you have nothing in common with the company, and the toolbar is there on Internet Explorer, perhaps it is time to rethink some things. Granted, Virgin Media Toolbar is not a malicious computer infection. It is very easy to uninstall it via Control Panel. Therefore, if you do not use this toolbar on a regular basis, it would be for the best to remove it from your computer.

Quite often users install random software applications and then leave them on their computers even if they do not use them often. Virgin Media Toolbar might be one of those cases. It is compatible with Internet Explorer only, and it can be easily downloaded at my.virginmedia.com/my-apps/toolbar. It is one of the many applications offered by the company for its clients. Nevertheless, even if you are a Virgin Media client, it does not mean that you have to install everything the company offers. Do not forget that a lot of additional toolbars may even slow down your browser.

As far as the toolbar’s functionality is concerned, the toolbar is really created to provide you with relevant information that is related to your personal Virgin Media account. For example, the toolbar comes with quick links to your “Virgin Media Mail, Help, My Account, Contact us and live Service News, so you save time searching for what you need”. Not to mention that just like any other browser plug-in, Virgin Media Toolbar also comes with shortcuts to the latest news on weather, sports, customized search and the bookmarks for your favorite links.

In fact, there is nothing off about this Virgin Media Toolbar and you should remove it only if you do not use it on a regular basis. However, when you install the application, make sure that you read all the installation steps carefully. Especially, pay attention to the final one, which says:

Completing the Virgin Media Toolbar 2.1 Setup Wizard
Virgin Media Toolbar 2.1 has been installed on your computer.
Click Finish to close this wizard.
Make virginmedia.com my homepage.

If you click “Finish” with the final option marked, your default home page will be changed for virginmedia.com. Naturally, you can easily restore it to the previous settings, but it would be better if you did not have to do it.

To sum up, Virgin Media Toolbar is a legitimate browser extension developed for Internet Explorer by Virgin Media, and you can remove it from your computer whenever you want to. However, if you had no intention to have the application installed, after manual removal you should also scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner, just to make sure that your computer is absolutely safe from potential outside threats.

Uninstall Virgin Media Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the desktop.
  2. When Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Virgin Media Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove Virgin Media Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall Virgin Media Toolbar.

Change Internet Explorer settings

  1. Press Alt+T and select Internet options.
  2. Under General tab, enter a new home page address and press OK.
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How to manually remove Virgin Media Toolbar

Files associated with Virgin Media Toolbar infection:

virginmediatoolbar.dll

Virgin Media Toolbar DLL's to remove:

virginmediatoolbar.dll
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