Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Best Way to Remove VacationXplorer Toolbar Easily and Permanently

Having a General Knowledge about VacationXplorer Toolbar:

VacationXplorer Toolbar is a browser hijacker with ability to control and attack your browser randomly. Once your computer suffers it unfortunately, the first thing you may notice is that your homepage has been modified to a whole other websites that you have never seen it before. Besides, this redirect virus can also change the settings of your browser without your authorization which will cause lots of inconvenience to your regular online activities. Moreover, you should aware of that this redirect virus can also steal your personal data in your computer and monitor your activity on the Internet.
Usually this virus is be bundled with some freeware programs which will follow the installing of those freeware into your computer. It’s hard for your to figure out how this infection get into your computer for which it can use the vulnerability of your system furtively. To get rid of this VacationXplorer Toolbar out of your computer completely, you can’t just rely on your antivirus program. To make sure it will never come back again to your computer, you need to detect and remove its related processes, files and registry entries. Follow this post.

Screen Shoot of VacationXplorer Toolbar:


Corruptions about VacationXplorer Toolbar:

* Slow Computer Performance
* Annoying Pop-Ups
* Taskbar Warnings
* Strange new icons and desktop backgrounds
* Internet Browsing Re-directs and Hijacks

How to Remove VacationXplorer Toolbar With Spyhunter? 

1. download Spyhunter into your computer;
2. Once it been installed in your computer, you should run a full scan with it to find out any threat in your computer. 

3. Click select all, then remove those threats from your computer completely.


Clearly Manual Removal Step by 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 VacationXplorer ToolbarFor 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 VacationXplorer Toolbar.
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 VacationXplorer Toolbar.

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 "VacationXplorer Toolbar" 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.

Video Guide of How to Manually Remove VacationXplorer Toolbar: 

Note: Manual removal is a complex and hazardous process that may cause irreparable man-made damage to your computer. If you’re not professional, it is recommended that you back up Windows registry first before carrying out the approach. Can’t remove VacationXplorer Toolbar virus by yourself? Please click here to download Spyhunter antivirus program into your computer and remove this virus step by step.