How to uninstall (remove) Alot Toolbar

What is Alot Toolbar?

Alot is a series of add-ons that allow users to search the Internet for videos, images, various information like news or cooking recipes. But Alot is not considered safe compared to other similar add-ons like Google Toolbar.

alot toolbar and homepage in internet explorer

How is Alot Toolbar installed on your PC?

Alot is suspected to secretly install itself and gather information about PC user’s browsing habits and transfer this information to its developers. The add-on also changes user’s homepage without asking permission. Besides, if you try searching something on its website, Alot will not provide much useful information – since the application is free, the developers earn money by presenting the users with mostly advertisements. You need to uninstall the application as soon as possible.

How to remove Alot Toolbar from your PC?

If you want to divest your computer of it, you will need to follow these steps. Please follow them carefully, as if you miss something, the Alot Toolbar will not be completely removed. The program does not contain any uninstall program so the only way is to delete it manually.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Alot Toolbar in their database. They also can help you reset browser settings. You can try to use them for removing Alot Toolbar.

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

Plumbytes Antimalware – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Alot Toolbar.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Alot Toolbar

Or uninstall Alot Toolbar manually:

Uninstalling from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Alot Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Alot Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Alot Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Alot Toolbar from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Alot Toolbar.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also look for other suspicious extensions.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:addons.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Choose Alot Toolbar.
  5. Click Disable or Remove button.
  6. If remove button is not available – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Alot Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerSharedTaskScheduler{5AA2BA46-9913-4dc7-9620-69AB0FA17AE7}MicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar{5AA2BA46-9913-4dc7-9620-69AB0FA17AE7}

Then remove following files:


alotBHO.dll
alot.dll

And these folders


C:Program FilesALOT toolbar

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser settings in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

mozilla firefox logo Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

internet explorer logo Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Written by Aleksei Abalmasov

About Tim Kas 651 Articles
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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