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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

VerifiedVPN Toolbar

VerifiedVPN Toolbar is a browser tool that is meant to help you access private network and allow you to surf the web anonymously, protect yourself from identity theft, and ensure safe connection to public hotspots. Even though these services might seem very attractive, many users end up removing VerifiedVPN Toolbar from their Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. If you are reading this report, you might want to delete this suspicious toolbar as well. Continue reading to find out what has been discovered after analyzing this browser extension.

The official source of VerifiedVPN Toolbar is, but our researchers have found that the program could be bundled with malicious software as well. If you install VerifiedVPN Toolbar packaged with other programs, you HAVE to analyze them, even if they look harmless. If you discover that the programs installed with the toolbar are malicious, you must remove them ASAP. If you have downloaded the app from its official website, you might have to deal with third-party software as well. Some computer users tend to install programs without paying too much attention to the installation wizard, and these are the users who rush to delete VerifiedVPN Toolbar thinking that it is a browser hijacker. Even though we can help you remove VerifiedVPN Toolbar, we do not identify this browser extension as malicious.

The developer of VerifiedVPN Toolbar is Mindspark Interactive Network, and it works together with This is why all of its toolbars, including MyTransitGuide Toolbar and DailyLocalGuide Toolbar, come bundled with Ask search tools. If you are careless, you might install Ask Search accidentally, but if you are cautious, you will get a chance to refuse the unwanted search tools. Our malware researchers indicate that Ask Search tools show sponsored search results, which is a reason to refuse them or to remove them if they have been installed already. If you do not want to be the home page of you web browsers, and Ask Search is not the preferred search engine, you can follow our removal guide below.

It is easy to remove VerifiedVPN Toolbar if you know the order of the removal steps. You can delete the toolbar easily using our guide below. Note that Internet Explorer users will need to uninstall VerifiedVPN Toolbar to remove the extension, and Chrome/Firefox users will have to delete VerifiedVPN Toolbar from the browsers. If you have discovered malicious programs installed with this toolbar, we advise downloading the automatic malware remover SpyHunter.

VerifiedVPN Toolbar Removal

Remove from Windows XP

  1. Move to the left of the Taskbar and click Start.
  2. Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable application (in Change or Remove Programs) and click Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows button on the Taskbar to open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete and click Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8/Windows 8.1

  1. Tap Win+R to launch RUN and enter Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and locate VerifiedVPN Toolbar.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete and choose Uninstall.

Remove from Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. In the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Select Search Providers and set (Set as default) the preferred search provider.
  4. Select and Remove the undesirable search provider. Click Close.
  5. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
  6. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL, and click OK.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. In the Tools menu select Options.
  3. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL, and click OK.
  4. Navigate to the Firefox search box and click the Search icon on the left.
  5. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable search tool. Click OK.
  6. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A to access Add-ons Manager.
  7. Select Extensions and Remove the undesirable add-ons.

Remove from Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. In the Chrome menu on the left select More tools and click Extensions.
  3. Find the undesirable add-on, click the trash icon, and select Remove.
  4. In the menu on your left select Settings.
  5. Go to On Startup and select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages and change/delete the undesirable URL. Click OK.
  7. Move to Appearance, select Show Home button, and click Change.
  8. Identify the URL of the undesirable search tool, change/delete it, and click OK.
  9. Under Search click Manage search engines and set (Make default) the preferred search tool.
  10. Identify the URL of the undesirable search tool, click X to delete it, and click Done.
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