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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Hyves Toolbar

Hyves Toolbar is a browser extension which promotes the online gaming website hyvesgames.nl. The toolbar is aimed at Dutch-speaking computer users. The application is not available at the website hyvesgames.com, but it can be found at hyves.ourtoolbar.com/ie, hyves.ourtoolbar.com/cre and hyves.ourtoolbar.com/xpi for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, respectively. The Hyves Toolbar is an old application and it is very likely that you will not find it attached to the installers of other free applications; nevertheless, it is still important to read the license agreement provided by software installers in order to get a chance to prevent unwanted changes on the browsers. If you have the Hyves Toolbar on the browsers, we recommend that you take action to remove it.

The Hyves Toolbar does not change the home page of the browsers, but it replaces the default search provider with Conduit. Search results are provided by search.conduit.com, which is promoted by Conduit toolbars. Browser extensions based on Conduit usually carries a radio player, links to popular social networking websites, links to the installers of browser add-ons which displays coupons and advertisements, etc. In the case of the Hyves Toolbar, only a search box and a button that opens a drop box is present. If you have this application on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, you know that the extension does not add functionality to your browsers. Remove the toolbar right now and make sure that the system is protected against various computer threats.

The website hyvesgames.nl is also promoted by another Conduit toolbar. The application is available at mijnhyves.ourtoolbar.com. This browser extension does change the home page to search.conduit.com. Like the Hyves Toolbar, the Mijnhyves application has little to offer to computer users because it contains only a search box and several links.

When it comes to removal, it has been found that it is not enough to uninstall the toolbar. After uninstall the application, it remains on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Below you will find our instructions on how to uninstall the program and fix the browsers. But how are you going to protect the system against many other undesirable programs? Our team recommends using SpyHunter because this application can remove the unwanted toolbar and safeguard the system against multiple computer threats, including adware programs, browser hijackers, rootkits, rogue anti-spyware programs, and many other threats.

How to remove the Hyves Toolbar

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and uninstall the toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and select the Add or Remove Programs option.
  3. Uninstall the undesirable application.

Remove the Hyves Toolbar from the PC

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Change the home page and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Click Search Providers and click set a new search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Change the home page on the General tab. Click OK.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  4. Remove unwanted extensions.
  5. Click the search engine icon next to the search box of the browser.
  6. Set a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and point to Tools.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Remove suspicious browser extensions.
  4. Click Settings on the left side of the browser window.
  5. Under On startup, select the last option and then click Set page.
  6. Set a new startup page.
  7. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new default search provider.
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How to manually remove Hyves Toolbar

Files associated with Hyves Toolbar infection:

tbcore3.dll

Hyves Toolbar DLL's to remove:

tbcore3.dll
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