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How to Remove VAF/VAFMusic Toolbar?

 

Noticed a toolbar with VAF letters on your internet browser and your internet browser starts up on search.conduit.com recently? If this is the case, your computer is infected by a redirect virus called VAFMusic Toolbar. Read on this article to learn how to remove this toolbar and restore your browser settings.

 

 

What Is VAF/VAFMusic Toolbar?

 

 

Similar to Midicair Toolbar, VisualBee Toolbar and Appbario18 Toolbar, VAFMusic Toolbar is a browser extension and plugin developed by Conduit Ltd and all will cause redirecting to search.conduit.com. The search.conduit.com to these toolbars is crafted with their unique logo.


Search.conduit.com homepage

Once installed, it will add VAFMusic Toolbar to your installed web browser, change the homepage, startup page and new tabs page of your browser to search.conduit.com, and set VAFMusic Customized Web Search (Search.conduit.com) as your default search engine.

VAFMusic Customized Web Search (Search.conduit.com) is an ad-supported search engine that displays advertisements randomly every time when you land on this website and presents ads and sponsored links in your search results. In order to feed you more precise advertisements, it may collect the search terms from your search queries.

VAFMusic Toolbar is technically not a virus, but it does interfere with the experience of users by hijacking victims’ browser and slowing their browser and computer. So in that sense, most of computer users want to remove this browser toolbar and it is classified as PUP (Potentially unwanted program) by the industry.

 

 

How to Remove VAFMusic Toolbar and Search.conduit.com Redirect? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 Remove VAFMusic toolbar and restore browser settings automatically

     Step 1 Uninstall VAFMusic toolbar with Anvi Uninstaller

     Step 2 Restore browser settings with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Option 2 Remove VAFMusic toolbar and restore browser settings manually

     Step 1 Uninstall VAFMusic toolbar through Control Panel

     Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

     Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

                                                                                                            

 

Option 1 Remove VAFMusic toolbar and restore browser settings automatically

 

Step 1 Uninstall VAFMusic toolbar with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2.To uninstall VAFMusic Toolbar and related malicious program:

Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate malicious application → hit Uninstall to remove

Please search for and uninstall VAFMusic ToolbarSearch Protect by conduit and any other unwanted or unknown applications that installed around the time your computer is infected by this toolbar.

Anvi Uninstaller

 Vafmusic toolbar-uninstall

Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Boost button → click Clean button after scan finished

CSB-clean

 

 

Step 2 Restore browser settings with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Anvi Slim Toolbar is a tool developed to manage extensions and toolbars on your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome). With Anvi Slim Toolbar you can modify the homepage and default search engine of your installed web browser easily.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

AST-Vafmusic toolbar remove

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

 AST-trush bin

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

 

Now VAFMusic Toolbar and Search.conduit.com redirect should have been removed from your computer and internet browser. If you have any question or problem, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Option 2 Remove VAFMusic toolbar and restore browser settings manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall VAFMusic toolbar through Control Panel

 

Since VAFMusic toolbar may come bundled with other applications, so you need uninstall not only VAFMusic toolbar but also other suspicious programs that installed around the time your computer is infected by VAFMusic toolbar. Make sure that VAFMusic Toolbar and Search Protect by conduit be uninstalled.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → locate VAFMusic Toolbar, Search Protect by conduit and any suspicious application → click on Uninstall button

Or, you can access Control Panel by right clicking on the bottom left hot corner Hot button and selecting Control Panel from the list

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features →locate VAFMusic Toolbar, Search Protect by conduit and any suspicious application → Click on Uninstall button

Vafmusic toolbar-uninstall 1

 

For Windows XP Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate VAFMusic Toolbar, Search Protect by conduit and any suspicious application → Click on Remove button

 

 

Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

 

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

 

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://search.conduit.com/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

 

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → click on Conduit Ltd. → right click on VAFMusic Toolbar → choose Disable All in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click VAFMusic Customized Web Search → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

IE-search provider

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

That’s all for the removal of VAFMusic Toolbar and Search.conduit.com redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer on your computer.

Next—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

 

1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

2. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate VAFMusic Customized Web Search → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Firefox-search engine

 

3. To remove Add-ons: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove VAFMusic Toolbar

Vafmusic on Firefox

 

Switch to Plugins tab → locate Conduit Plugin → Click on Disable button

Conduit Plugin on Firefox

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

That’s all for the removal of VAFMusic Toolbar and Search.conduit.com redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer and/or Firefox on your computer.

Next—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

 

For Google Chrome Users:

 

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

Chrome settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://search.conduit.com/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

Chrome-startup page

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

Chrome-homepage

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove Conduit from the list by clicking the recycle bin

Chrome-search engine

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → locate Vafmusic or any other suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

VAFMusic toolbar on Chrome

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Chrome to its default state

Now, VAFMusic Toolbar and search.conduit.com redirect should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

Please note that after uninstall malicious programs, there will be many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on Boost button to scan and clear residual files.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clean button when scan finished.

CSB-clean