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Remove TubeBar Toolbar and Search.tube-bar.com redirect (Browser Hijacking Removal Guide)

 

TubeBar Toolbar is categorized as browser hijacker that generates traffic and monetizes it through changing users’ browsing experience including displaying ads/sponsored links in their web search results.

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It is reported that TubeBar Toolbar exhibits some malicious traits that threatens your PC security quite a lot. To make you aware of its acts of destruction, we summarize the following points for you.

 Install TubeBar Toolbar onto computer

Once TubeBar Toolbar infiltrates your PC, it will install TubeBar Toolbar to your PC. You can find these bad programs in your control panel.

 Modify your browsers default settings

TubeBar Toolbar will redirect your homepage to Search.tube-bar.com and set the search engine to TubeBar Search. Besides, it adds extension to your browser which is not easily to find.

● Display ads and sponsored links in the search result

There will be some ads and sponsored links corresponding to what you query appearing in your web search results after infected by TubeBar Toolbar. For example, you type dotfab into the search bar, just click one link you will see some ads and numerous sponsored links.

For such a nuisance, how to avoid being infected by it in future?  Here we offer you some effective tips below.

These tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs.

Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is high recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker, or you can choose to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online to block malicious websites.

Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source

Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.

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How to Remove TubeBar Toolbar and Search.tube-bar.com redirect

 

Step 1 Uninstall TubeBar Toolbar, clean up browser cookies and residual junk files via Cloud System Booster

Step 2 Remove Search.tube-bar.com redirect from Firefox and IE

Step 3 Start the ads blocking mode online

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Step 1 Uninstall TubeBar Toolbar, clean up browser cookies and residual junk files via Cloud System Booster

 

1. Install free or pro version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool )

Uninstall TubeBar Toolbar

After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds; and then run it.

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Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove TubeBar Toolbar and any other recently installed application. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)

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clean up browser cookies

Go back to Cloud System Booster, then go to SettingsBoost tab → CleanerPrivacy Clean, please select Internet Explorer Cookies, Mozilla Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies and others option, and then click OK to save your modification.

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Remove residual junk files

Go back to Cloud System Booster Home again, click Booster button to clean up junk and error files, invalid registry entries to optimize your PC.

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Step 2 Remove Search.tube-bar.com redirect Firefox and IE

 

For Mozilla Firefox users

For Internet Explorer users


 

If your are Firefox users:

 

1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Options and switch to the General Tab. Then click on Restore to Default, hit OK to recovery your default homepage.

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2. Click the down arrow next to the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines…, select TubeBar Search and other unknown search engines and click Remove.

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If you are Internet Explorer users:

 

1. Go to The gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR ( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, change TubeBar url to the one you prefer, like http://www.msn.com/ and hit Apply and then click on OK.

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2. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers, right click on Bing or others and select Set as default, and then right click on TubeBar Search, click on Remove. (the order for removing can’t be reversed absolutely)

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3. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, find the Tabs area, click on Settings, click on the button under “When a new tab is opened, open:”, select A blank page and hit OK to complete the operation.

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Or you can use Anvi Slim Toolbar to remove Search.tube-bar.com from IE and Firefox to recover your original browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.

 

In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.

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Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.

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Step 3> Start the ads blocking mode online

 

For Internet Explore:

 

Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools (Gear Bar if you’re using IE9)> Select Internet Options> Select Privacy tab> Tick the “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” to prevent “Recommended for You” Pop Up > click OK to complete.

 

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For FireFox:

 

Open your Mozilla Firefox>Click on Tools>Select Options>Choose Content>Tick on “Block pop-up windows” and click on OK to finish the operation.

 

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For Google Chrome:

 

Open your Google Chrome>Click on the wrench icon on the top-right corner of the browser>Select Settings>Click on Showing advanced settings…>Find the Privacy and click on Content Settings>Go to Pop-ups and tick on “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)” and click on Done to complete the operation.

 

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However, some of malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. To browsing more safe online, an ads blocking tool like Anvi AD Blocker is highly recommended( for instructions of this protection tool please see Learn by trying it. Once install it, it gives you a real-time protection to make your be free from the bother of Pop-up ads and malicious websites as well as decrease the risk of being infected be virus.

Now, you have removed TubeBar Toobar browser hijacker completely and are relatively safe online with the protection of Anvi Ad Blocker .

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Recommended Tips

 

Due to browser hijackers like TubeBar Toolbar goes to computer packaged with freeware installers and other 3rd party software, it can’t be avoid that those freeware installers still carry other viruses and infections, even they can’t be removed from control panel or can’t be trace on your PC. Under this circumstance, you need use your antivirus software like Anvi Smart Defender ( download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html) to detect and remove these malicious and stubborn malware and give you a prompt protection.

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After computer working for a long time, your disk drives will carry a heavy load. What’s more, due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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