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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Helper Object
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission

Vuze toolbar

Vuze toolbar is a toolbar offered by the Vuze BitTorrent client. The toolbar is usually installed on your computer automatically when you install the client. It is also possible to install the toolbar from Vuze's official page. The website says that Vuze toolbar can help you to discover high-quality content, get personal recommendations and notifications directly on your browser. Thus, it would seem that Vuze toolbar enhances your overall browsing experience. However, a lot of users have complained being unable to uninstall this browser extension when they wanted to.

This toolbar works on Windows 7, Vista, XP and can easily be installed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. It does perform prescribed functions, but having this browser on your computer also exposes you to a whole list of threats. Since it is really easy to develop and install a toolbar, they are often adopted by malware programs as a platform that allows computers threats to infect computers and steal information from the target systems. Therefore, it is very likely that with Vuze toolbar installed on your browser you are exposed to serious infections that can damage your computer to the point you would need to reinstall your operating system.

Initially Vuze toolbar can add quick launch icons that would redirect you to social networks and coupon websites that earn money using pay-per-click system. Also, Vuze toolbar changes your default homepage to Needless to say, that your search engine will also be hijacked. It will still seem as though it provides normal search results, but most of them will be related to Vuze toolbar and other third party websites. If a user clicks on a sponsored search result, it might lead to a malicious program installation.

Hence, although Vuze toolbar is not a dangerous application in itself, it does nothing to actually enhance your browsing experience. In fact, it exposes you to possible malware infections. Therefore, you need to remove Vuze toolbar from your computer with a legitimate computer security application. Automatic removal will ensure that your browser settings are changed back to the default, once Vuze toolbar is removed.

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