Sunday, June 30, 2013

How to Get Rid of Oople Toolbar Completely?

What is Oople Toolbar Exactly?

Oople is a browser extension that can cause lots of problem on your browser like IE, Firefox, and Google chrome. It is from cyber criminal that can usually be bundled with some freeware program on the Internet waiting innocent computer user’s installing. Sneaking into your computer successfully, this Oople will change the setting of your browser to start his malicious game. First of all, the homepage of your computer has been changed with search.conduit.com without your permission. Also, this Oople can also download lots of unnecessary program into your computer furtively, and there may also include some dangerous threats like Trojan horse, malware in it.
If you do have the habit of storing your significant information in your computer, you should be more careful about this threat for which it can collect your information randomly for illegal usage, and the one who should be responsible for it is you. Also, getting rid of this infection is not that easy, because your antivirus actually can’t delete it completely. In this case, manual removal method can be the most effective way to handle this problem. This post will show you the details about the method.

Screen Shoot of Oople Toolbar:


Damages of Oople Toolbar:

1 It is a parasitic Browser Hijacker
2 It may show numerous annoying advertisements
3 It is installed without your consent
4 It will replace (hijack) your browser homepage
5 It may spread lots of spyware and adware parasites

Spyhunter is a popular and useful antivirus program designed for cleaning up computer threats and infections. Meanwhile, it is also a trust-worthy guard for your computer. Check out how to remove infections with Spyhunter:
1. Download Spyhunter into your computer by clicking this icon; 
2. After you finished installation, you need to run a full scan with it;
3. Select all threats on the list and choose to remove.

Manual Removal Guide Step bu Step:

Step 1- Reset Internet Explorer by the following guide (take IE as an example):
Open Internet Explorer >> Click on Tools >> Click on Internet Options >> In the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab >> Then click on the LAN settings button>> Uncheck the check box labeled “Use a proxy server for your LAN” under the Proxy Server section and press OK.

Step 2- Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections from OopleFor Windows Xp: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the Run box -> click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from Oople.
For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu->type msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from Oople.

Step 3- Remove add-ons:
Internet Explorer
1) Go to 'Tools' → 'Manage Add-ons';
2) Choose 'Search Providers' → choose 'Bing' search engine or 'Google' search engine and make it default;
3) Select 'Search Results' and click 'Remove' to remove it;
4)  Go to 'Tools' → 'Internet Options', select 'General tab' and click 'Use default' button or enter your own website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save the changes.
Google Chrome
1) Click on 'Customize and control' Google Chrome icon, select 'Settings';
2) Choose 'Basic Options'.
3) Change Google Chrome's homepage to google.com or any other and click the 'Manage search engines...' button;
4) Select 'Google' from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select 'Search Results' from the list remove it by clicking the "Oople" mark.
Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier's icon and select 'Manage Search Engines....';
2) Choose 'Search Results' from the list and click 'Remove' and OK to save changes;
3) Go to 'Tools' → 'Options'. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under the 'General tab';

Step 4- Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 5- Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 6- Remove these associated Files on your hard drive such as:
%AllUsersProfile%{random}
%AllUsersProfile%{random}*.lnk

Step 7- Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settingsrandom
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorerDisallowRun
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunrandom
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon "Shell" = "[random].exe"

Step 8-Restart your computer normally to check whether there is still redirection while browsing.

Note: Oople Toolbar is not only a harmful program to your computer, but also is extremely stubborn to be removed. To make this removal project more easier, you can download Spyhunter to deal with this issue.