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Remove Energy Community Toolbar from Firefox (Download Energy Add-on Removal Guide)

Energy Community Toolbar gets to your Firefox and the webpage is frequently redirected to search.conduit.com or other unwanted websites? Read this article to learn more and get rid of this browser hijacker in form of Toolbar, browser add-on.

 

What is Energy Community Toolbar? 

 

Energy Community Toolbar gets into Firefox or other web browser like IE or Chrome by free downloads. It is a browser add-on named Download Energy that serves the sole purpose of collecting revenue by promoting advertisements, sponsored links. Image of Energy Community Toolbar

 

Energy Community Toolbar

 
This toolbar is developed by Conduit LTD. It is not strictly a virus, but a PUP(Potentially Unwanted Program) as the industry defines it. Users think it risky or even a virus because it comes bundled with other freeware and it does show some malicious traits like search redirects or rootkits behavior to hook deep into the system. It is annoying because not only it interferes the nor web search with misleading search results but also it makes the web browser perform slower and slower.   The image of Energy Community Toolbar in Firefox

 

Engergy Community Toolbar in Firefox

As you my notice that in this page, the problem page shows its URL as search.conduit.com plus multiple preferences. No wonder that many users complains that this toolbar causes search.conduit.com redirects. Actually this works as an ads-supporting platform to make money. Then if you also encounter such a case and want to get rid of this annoying thing, read below removal guide for assistance.

 
 

Risks of Having Energy Community Toolbar 

 

Regardless of that the developer proclaims that how much this program can make user search things convenient, this toolbar does show some traits below:

1. It makes the web browser perform slower and slower

2. Normal web search is interfered due to search redirects and excessive ads.

3. It makes the system expose to more potential risks from the dubious URLs.

4. Spam advertisements or blackhat SEO techniques hinder smooth web surfing.

5. It adds its add-on Download Energy or even modifies other browser settings to make the whole browser disorder.

6. Its rootkit traits make itself hook deep to the system and many users find it difficult to remove its all components completely.

 

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How to Get Rid of Energy Community Toolbar from Firefox (Download Energy Add-on Removal Guide)

 

Step 1. Uninstall related PUP from Control Panel 

Step 2. Remove Download Energy add-on from Firefox

Step 3. Reconfigure Firefox

Step 4. Other necessary repair

Step 5. Remove leftovers and maintain system performance

>> Tips to Prevent PUP Install

 

 

Removal Tips: To ensure the machine is clean away from hidden risky components of the browser hijacker, you are highly recommended to full scan your PC using your installed antivirus or here recommended antimalware-Anvi Smart Defender.

Download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

energy community toolbar scan result using ASD

Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Switch to the second tab-the scan tab and click on Full Scan button. 3. Remove the malicious results scanned by Anvi Smart Defender antimalware.

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Step 1> Uninstall PUP from Control Panel

 

Search protect by conduit uninstall

Here for demonstration, we use the most common Search Protect by Conduit as an example. 

Note: To completely fix the issue, you need to remove all suspicious PUP since many PUPs can cause the Energy Community Toolbar install, and below are some mostly reported PUPs associated with the Energy Community Toolbar:

Bueno Search, Web Search, Delta search, Browser Protect, Search Protect by conduit, Mixi.DJ, Internet toolbar, WhiteSmoke, Babylon, Oople Toolbar, Value App, etc.

 

For Win 8: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate the related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find the related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.

For Windows xp:  Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find the related PUP from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.

Uninstall Tips:

It is possible that the uninstall may be difficult to fulfill when you don’t know which and when causes this issue, then you may use this tool-Anvi Uninstaller which is integrated in Cloud System Booster (a system cleaner).

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

There is a Recently Installed tab in the Anvi Uninstaller which can help more conveniently find the recently uninstalled PUP and then clean the leftovers (registry entries left). To use this tool, you can

  • 1. Download and install the Cloud System Booster.
  • 2. Start it and click on Expert on the main screen to open Expert interface where you can locate Toolbox tab and select Anvi Uninstaller to Run.
  • 3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the Delta Search toolbar and the related programs to uninstall.

Anvi Uninstaller recently installed

 

Then you will see below window

Anvi Uninstall

 

Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.

Anvi Uninstall 2

 

And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here:  http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

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Step 2> Remove Download Energy Add-on from Firefox

 

Automatic-

You can use this tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar to remove Download Energy add-on from Firefox and do necessary browser settings repair as well.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download: www.dotfab.com/download_ast.html

 

Instructions: 1. Download and install 2. Start the program and click Manage on its main screen. 3. Find the related add-on/plugin from the appeared list, select them to remove. 4. Switch to the main screen and click Repair button to repair the homepage and search engine.

 

Remove Download Energy Add-on from Firefox using Anvi Slim Toolbar

remove download energy toolbar from firefox using ast

Repair homepage/search engine using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Slim toolbar browser repair delta search

__________Manual Removal

 

Besides the manual repair, your optional choice is to reset the Firefox, see detailed instructions here: how to reset IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.

Firefox add-ons1

 

On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate the Extensions tab to locate the related add-on and click Remove button to remove it.

Remove Download Energy add-on from Firefox

Remove Download Energy add-on from Firefox. jpg

There will pop up a window for confirmation to proceed the removal, please click OK to proceed.

uninstall Download Energy toolbar

Besides, you also need to check for the plugin tab on the add-on manage window, where you may also find the Conduit plugin and if any, make sure remove it as well.

Remove conduit plugin from Firefox

remove conduit plugin from firefox

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Step 3> Reconfigure Firefox

 

Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture.

Firefox configuration

Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

 

Then,  on the appeared window, type Download Energy or any other keywords like Conduit of the related PUP in the search box to find any items with value containing entered keyworkds from list there by highlighting the item and right-click on it to select Reset, one by one.

 

reset vaule in Firefox


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Step 4> Other Necessary Browser Repair in Firefox 

 

If your are also constantly redirected to search.conduit.com or your normal web search page is just modified, then you also need to perform below repair in Firefox to return the normal search.

 

1. Reset Homepage

Click Firefox button to select Options->Options from the dropped menu.

Firefox homepage reset 1

 

Then there will open a window of Options as shown below, where you need to locate General tab and reset the homepage by either entering your desired homepage like www.google.com or click on Restore to Default button. When finished, click OK to save the change and exit.

 

firefox homepage reset

 

2. Repair search engine

In the opened Firefox window,find the search box and click the right place as shown in below image to drag out a dropped menu from there to select Manage search engines…

 

Remove web search search engine from firefox

 

Then there will comes out a windows as shown in below picture. Click on the suspicious related search (here we take web search as an example for demonstration purpose) and then click Remove to remove it. Click OK to save the change and exit the window.

remove web search engine from firefox

 

 

 3. Ensure no shortcut added to Firefox

Close Firefox and right click its icon on the desktop to navigate to the Properties from the dropped list, where you need to locate the Shortcut tab and under the target column, ensure there is no shortcut website address added after the forefox.exe

clean shortcut in firefox

 

When finished, restart the Firefox to check. That’s it.

 

 

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Step 5> Remove Leftovers and Maintain System Performance

 

After the PUP uninstall, it is necessary to do a system cleaning since many leftovers and junk files jam there to degrade the system performance. Again, the Cloud System Booster can help you conveniently clean those risky junk files and maintain the system performance.

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

This tool can be either for emergency slow computer troubleshoot or system maintenance on daily basis.

cloud system booster system cleaning

More recommended: if you want a deep optimization, then hard disk defragmentation would be a good idea. As for this, Anvi Ultimate Defrag is available for your nice try.

This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html

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Tips to Avoid PUP Uninstall

 

1. Antivirus/antimalware and firewall is generally effective to prevent majority of virus risks and if you also take caution and get your system well maintained, then the security will be boosted.

2. Always be cautions when you download and install software from the Internet. Pay lose inspection to the install process in case of any bundled toolbar or PUP installed as well.

3. Always opt for custom install instead of automatic install.

4. Whatever, even if you get some annoying PUP install, generally it can be manually removed thoroughly with right method.

5. To boost security as for malicious yet annoying ads from multiple ads sites, we would recommend you this Anvi AD Blocker, which is designed to block most malicious/phishing websites as well as any websites that you don’t want it to open. This tool can considerably reduce the risks of getting excessive ads or getting infected by either PUP or malware. View more in this article: Safer Surfing with Anvi AD Blocker

Download link: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

ad blocker

Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for only 15 days free use. If you want it stay longer with your PC and keep more ads risks away, you can conveniently buy it here.

If you want to manually block the search.conduit.com or any other unwanted website using Anvi AD Blocker, you can follow instructions as shown in below picture.

block unwanted websites using Anvi Ad Blocker

 

If any question in the opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com removal process, contact us at any time for timely help.