You happen to notice there is an UpToDown Toolbar in your browser? You feel strange because you do not know what it is and you do not remember when you install it? Without doubt, UpToDown Toolbar gets into your computer without your consent. You do not want it but have no idea of how to remove it? You have already tried a lot of tools, however, you can still see it every time you open the browser? What to do to get rid of it completely?
UpToDown Toolbar has been a headache for a wide range of computer users now. According to reports from the victims, they suffer from it after they install some unknown programs. Like Bitlord-Toolbar and NvSTECH Toolbar, it is a derived thing. It is able to replace your original search engine. Many computer users are forced to use this toolbar for they are always redirected to its main site and get some unrelated search results although they do not want at all.
After testing, UpToDown Toolbar is capable of putting its registry data and files into your computer from which it can determine the activity direction of your browser as well as the whole computer. That is to say, its injections will cause a series of computer problems, such as slow page loading, browser redirections, annoying pop-up ads, high consumption of CPU, bad computer performance and constant error messages, thus, computer vulnerabilities are formed, which makes the computer remain in a dangerous condition. Cyber criminals are able to make use of these vulnerabilities easily to track your personal information as well as put deadly viruses in your computer. As a consequence, the victims will suffer from unnecessary losses and will be more likely to be attacked by viruses. You need to remove UpToDown Toolbar as soon as possible for the security of your information and the computer. However, this is quite a challenge to drive it away. Almost all computer users know how to uninstall programs or toolbars through Control Panel, but both Control Panel and antivirus programs do not work when they encounter this UpToDown Toolbar. Although you won’t see it if you uninstall your browser, its files and registry keys are still in your computer. As its infiltration is deep in the computer system, you are suggested to remove it manually for only a complete removal can clean the core parts of the computer system.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
UpToDown Toolbar has the ability to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites (usually sites playing unreliable advertisements or even containing virulent Trojan viruses, spyware and other infections). You may have noticed that most browser hijackers won’t be detected by antivirus programs. The same goes to this one. Its considerable visitor volume benefits numerous product manufacturers, freeware developers and website promoters, thus, they are willing to maintain long-term relationship with it. Actually, the main reason for the failure detection of antivirus programs is its successful disguise. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of UpToDown Toolbar
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end UpToDown Toolbar’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to UpToDown Toolbar through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files.
UpToDown Toolbar has the ability to infect your computer silently via sticking to your web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. You will be surprised to find that the browser automatically jump to some puzzling advertising pages when you are browsing a page. You may wonder how it enters into your computer without your notice. In fact, the most likely infected means are freeware or shareware from some unknown websites, malicious links and spam email attachments. Since it has been in your computer, you will find out many strange phenomena when you are online. The most obvious point is pop-up ads to influence your normal activities. You will also get a lot of false security errors, which drives you crazy. The cyber criminals can intrude your weak computer to steal your personal information. They usually come for illegal interests. Many computer users complain that they could not remove it by antivirus programs. Don’t be disappointed, you still can try manual removal to get rid of UpToDown Toolbar.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on January 21, 2014 5:36 am