What is Claro LTD Toolbar? How does it come to your PC? How to get rid of it completely and safely? This post will show you how to remove this browser hijack virus manually from your computer.
Claro LTD Toolbar is a toolbar installed on many computers where computer users take notice to its presence within their web browser application. You may consider it as a useful toolbar what can help you when you visit Internet. However, this is browser hijack virus that you can not trust it at all. Just like some similar viruses, once your computer is infected, this virus can change your Internet settings on Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. This virus can cause further damage to your computer if you can not remove it completely.
This browser hijack virus is more of a nuisance than something proving to be useful. To begin with, this nasty virus tends to be aggravating in the sense that it displays advertisement’s pop-up and creates some harmful add-ons to your browser, such as it will install as an add-on from other software that may have been installed through an automated process. When this browser hijack finishes its infection on your computer, it will slow down your computer, because this virus can download viruses and Trojans from the unsafe website. You will discover that you need to take more time to turn on your computer or run a program. That is way this browser hijack virus can cause damage to your computer. What is more, this tricky virus will change its name and position so that it can escape from the tracking of the anti-virus program. Please do not trust this browser hijack virus, it has nothing good to your browser or your computer, it is a totally a virus that you should remove it completely from your computer.
It can disable your firewall and invade your system without your consent.
It can slow down your system and mess up your browser gradually.
It can redirect users to unwanted websites and change the browser settings in the background.
It is capable of downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements.
Step 1: Open Task Manager and end the malicious processes related to this virus
Use the following key combination: press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open the Windows Task Manager.
Select “Processes” tab on the Windows Task Manager in order to view active processes. Find a malicious process by its name, select it and click the “End process” button to terminate it.
(Note: The name of the infected process can change randomly so that it can pretend as a legitimate process and escape from the detection of your antivirus programs. If you cannot figure out which one is the malicious process related to the virus, you can contact YooCare Online Expert for help.)
Step2. a. Show all the hidden files and then clear infected files creating by this pesky virus:
To show hidden files, just click on the Organize button in any folder, and then select “Folder and Search Options” from the menu.
Click the View tab, and then you should select “Show hidden files and folders” in the list.
Just select that, and click OK.
b. Delete the associated files of this threat as follow:
Step3. Delete all the malicious registry entries in Registry Editor
Click the Start menu
Type “regedit” and click Ok.
Once the Registry Editor is opened, find out the following registry entries and then delete them:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’1′
Once Claro LTD Toolbar is installed as an add-ons, its main objective is to dominate the search engine by setting itself as the default. Surprisingly, it replaces the existing settings without asking for user’s approval. This add-on also enables a toolbar with various functions such as Facebook, Youtube, and other links to popular web sites and services, but there are some buttons that will bring you to some infected websites. This browser hijack virus can change your Internet settings easily, it will redirect you some advertisements’ webpages which contain lots of threatens. This virus can also track your actions online so that the virus maker can steal your information from the infected computer such as your account’s number and password, that is the reason that it can cause great damage to your computer. Next time when you see this annoying thing on your computer, please remove it completely from your computer before it causes further damage to your computer.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last updated on June 8, 2013 5:40 pm