What is FLV Toolbar?

This program is installed along with the FLV player. FLV Toolbar has a huge array of support programs. FLV Toolbar changes homepage in your browser. Also, all your queries to search engines are redirected to the other, which are programmed in FLV Toolbar. Mostly FLV Toolbar displays advertisements, numerous banners and promotional coupons that are empty. Naturally, FLV Toolbar aimed at making money. It can block the security programs in order to stay on your PC. All your personal data is at risk, because FLV Toolbar may disclose to third parties your passwords, browser data, such as browsing history and stuff. FLV Toolbar also distributes its files all over your computer, you make it more difficult to remove this malware. Usually FLV Toolbar installed without user consent bundled with other free programs. FLV Toolbar can install other unwanted programs without your participation. All this indicates that the FLV Toolbar is a very dangerous program and should be removed in the shortest time!

flv toolbar

How is FLV Toolbar installed on your PC?

As already mentioned, FLV Toolbar distributed with other free programs from popular sites from which you can download free software. Such a great number of sites, for example tucows.com, freewarefiles.com, softpedia.com and FLV Toolbar can infiltrate your computer through torrent clients. Why is this happening? Most often the main reason for the penetration of such viruses, this inattention users. Adware developers often write in small letters on the agreement to install malware. Or programs are described as a very useful and user believes promises. Do not believe these promises. Read reviews, ask your friends about these programs. Better to install a certified counterpart. Be careful when downloading one or another unfamiliar program. If FLV Toolbar has already entered on your PC, then use the instructions below.

How to remove FLV Toolbar from your PC?

It impossible to change the default setting of your browser, if the toolbar is installed, because it will change them back after every computer startup. It is very annoying when you are forced to use the search engine and the home page that you do not want to use. The only action that you can do to change the situation is to remove FLV Toolbar with its search and homepage settings. To remove FLV Toolbar first uninstall it from Control Panel, then delete files and regkeys and reset browser settings.

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

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You can try both of these products to remove FLV Toolbar

Or uninstall FLV Toolbar manually:

Uninstalling from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find FLV 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 FLV 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 FLV Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove FLV Toolbar from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find FLV 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 FLV 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 FLV 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:


HKCUSoftwareSmartBar
HKCUSoftwarePriceGong
HKCUSoftwareAppDataLowSoftwareSmartbar
HKLMSOFTWAREGoogleChromeExtensionsahilkiibpgjnonbhdfkkgjddddmapala
HKLMSOFTWAREFLV_Runner
HKLMSOFTWAREConduitToolbars
HKLMSOFTWAREConduit
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallFLV Runner Toolbar
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{3bbd3c14-4c16-4989-8366-95bc9179779d}
HKLMSOFTWAREClassesToolbar.CT3201318

Then remove following files:


hk64tbFLV_.dll
hktbFLV_.dll
ldrtbFLV_.dll
PriceGongIE.dll
tbFLV_.dll
Alert.dll
FLV_RunnerToolbarHelper.exe
hk64tbFLV_.dll
hktbFLV_.dll
ldrtbFLV_.dll
prxtbFLV_.dll
tbFLV_.dll
toolbar.cfg
uninstall.exe

And these folders


%LOCAL_APPDATA%FLV_Runner
%APPDATA%PriceGong
%PROGRAMFILES%FLV_Runner

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo Reset browser setting 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

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