- Annoying Pop-up's
- Installs itself without permissions
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow Computer
- Slow internet connection
AntiToolbar is the latest rogue anti-spyware application, which was designed to attempt to dupe unsuspecting PC users into believing their dubious tactics to be true, and ultimately persuade them into purchasing the full version of this nefarious application.
AntiToolbar usually spreads by using browser hijackers to redirect the user to websites hosting fake online system scans and thus tricking him into downloading the program.
As is typical of rogue anti-spyware software like this, AntiToolbar doesn’t deviate much from the typical and most widely practiced tactics of PC parasite infiltration. AntiToolbar tends to also make use of affiliated backdoor Trojan infections, usually Trojan Vundo or Zlob, in order to ensure hidden penetration into the targeted machine is successful.
As a well-practiced tactic, AntiToolbar will have you believe that in order to protect your Operating System against these “detections”, you will be prompted to install AntiToolbar i full commercial version which demands payment.
AntiToolbar has the following properties:
If you do install AntiToolbar licensed software, you will soon realize that it’s not only worthless in terms of malware removal, but it compromises any computer systems’ performance and will eventually slow down the computer considerably.
One should remove the AntiToolbar rogue anti-spyware application as soon as it has been detected.
A system that has been infected with AntiToolbar may tend to display the following basic symptoms, which a computer user should look out for:
• Slow computer performance:
• New desktop shortcuts or switched homepage:
• Annoying pop-up messages:
All in all though, I would recommend, especially if you are not completely tech savvy, to make use of a reliable and legitimate, fully functional, up-to-date anti-spyware application, to remove AntiToolbar and all its components from the infected computer system.