How to Remove First Address Bar Adware

First Address Bar toolbar and hijacks web browser and redirects default search engine and homepage  to www.firstaddressbar.com. It claims enhancing search, but there is no any value besides directing you to promoted websites and earning some money this way. Websites that are redirected to share profit with free program developers that help to spread add-ons bundled with free programs and automatically installed onto user’s computer unless this optional installation is rejected if noticed by the user. Since the information about this optional add-on presence is somehow buried among other things in a free program installation wizard, users often fail to notice this additional program or think that it is a part of a free program. Then, the add-on is automatically installed, and when it start working, some people think that this program is malicious and was installed silently. The biggest problem for users presents removing add-ons that are unwanted. People get in a trap of being tricked into installing a program that is hard to remove. None of distributors warn users on problems that they will get while trying to remove First Address Bar and other such programs since the stubborn nature is seems to be the most attractive feature of such programs for their distributors.

This guide will help you to remove First Address Bar redirect virus manually or with the a help of removal tool and anti-spyware program designed to remove this program and commercial spyware programs that are likely to be installed from some sites that First Address Bar search redirects you to.

 

What is a First Address Bar.com redirect virus

First Address Bar is a search redirect add-on spread with free programs. It is not a virus as some people might think. If you somehow got this program installed, it is more likely due to your rightful assumption that only want you order should be installed. It is not true today, and you are kind of “guilty” in advance and punished by installing unwanted program along with needed one, unless proven to be very attentive to details and smart enough to reject such punishment for using free programs.

 

Fast Address Bar Adware

 

All browser add-ons with commercial adware are design to stay for long and make it difficult for an average user to remove someone’s money-making machine that recently became quite popular since this way of making money fits in legal requirements, and inattentive users make a wide base for earnings by installing such programs and being forced to use them.

Be attentive and, at least, scan EULAs before pushing the button and getting into trouble with commercial adware. Remember that no one of those who spread commercial adware has an interest to inform you on problems that you will get while trying to remove such programs.

 

 

First Address Bar Search Redirect Removal Tool

Manual removal of First Address Bar software and other like add-ons are quite time consuming. It requires either some experience or learning different ways of removing add-ons from web browsers. Special removal tools are designed to handle unwanted legitimate programs that are not blocked by antivirus.

SpyHunter is a very helpful First Address Bar Removal Tool. It can remove First Address Bar and other malicious programs found on your computer. Malware detection process finds even residual damages let by malicious program that wer removed by your antivirus. This ssoftware is timely updated and offered real-time anti-malware protection is truly reliable. If you use it as First Address Bar Removal Tool, you will also get a free online support that helps to solve problems and remove even the most complicated computer infections. Real-time protection helps to guard your computer against malware infections and PUPs similar to First Address Bar.

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Remove First Address Bar redirect virus Manually

If you opt to remove First Address Bar search redirect manually, then you need to uninstall First Address Bar Toolbar component using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to uninstall First Address Bar redirect components from each web browsers on your computer. You also might need to remove malicious programs that were installed through such search redirect.
Note: “First Address Bar.com” notation in the following guide stands for www.firstaddressbar.com redirect or any other redirect that might be used with this add-on component.

 

Remove First Address Bar redirect virus from Internet Explorer

Remove Search Add-ons for IE Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for First Address Bar.com redirect virus related names in the list on the right side.
  • Select all of them and click Disable. Restart your browser.

 

Remove First Address Bar redirect virus for IE 8

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • In Option window open General tab, find Search section, and click Settings button.
  • Mark you preferred search provider in the providers’ list and click Set as Default button.
  • You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default.
  • Find the line with First Address Bar.com redirect virus or like name in providers’ list. Then click Remove button.

 

Remove First Address Bar redirect virus for IE 9

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • Open General tab, find Change search defaults, and click the Settings button.
  • Select your preferred provider and click Set as default button
  • Remove First Address Bar.com redirect virus and like from the list.

 

Remove First Address Bar redirect virus from Firefox

Remove First Address Bar.com redirect virus for Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find anything related to First Address Bar.com redirect virus and click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

 

Remove First Address Bar redirect virus from Chrome

Remove First Address Bar.com redirect virus for Google Chrome

  • Launch the program Google Chrome and click on Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Find “Search” and click on Manage search engines.
  • Select your preferred search engine and click Make default.
  • Find and remove First Address Bar.com redirect virus related items.

 

Remove Search.com Add-ons for Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
  • Find and Disable/Delete all First Address Bar.com redirect virus related items.
  • Restart your browser.

 

Note: If manual removal procedure is seems to be complicated for you, then you can use removal tool and scan your system with a free SpyHunter antispyware scanner that comes in a bundle with this removal tool for removing spyware and other malicious programs from your computer.

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  • Free online support helps to remove complex computer infections
  • Free anti-malware scanner is truly helpful for manual removal
  • Reliable real-time protection against malicijus programs
  • Lot of features and easy of use for anyone

SpyHunter Malware Security Suite offers anti-malware and anti-spyware protection that helps to prevent identity theft and protect your security and privacy.

Remove First Address Bar Redirect Virus Completely

First Address Bar.com redirect virus and search redirect adware can link you to potentially dangerous websites that spread malicious programs. Spyware programs can control your system and your life as well. Your computer might be used for some illegal things as a bot controlled by cyber criminals. That is why SpyHunter antispyware scanner is bundled with the removal tool. After you remove First Address Bar.com redirect virus you need to run full antispyware scan with SpyHunter antispyware, then update your antivirus program and double-check your system for the presence of other malicious programs.

First Address Bar registry keys and files for advanced users:

 

Remove First Address Bar entries from system registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\SmartAddressBar.DLL
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\SMBarBroker.EXE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Classes\SmartAddressBar.Core
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Classes\SmartAddressBar.Core.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Classes\SMBarBroker.SMBarDealer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Classes\SMBarBroker.SMBarDealer.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{9A8920AE-91AD-46e1-8278-12A88FF4CF34}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Fast Address Bar for IE

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete First Address Bar file and folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}\chrome\content\config.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}\chrome\content\icon.png
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}\chrome\content\modules\Branding.js
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}\chrome\content\overlay.js
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}\chrome\content\overlay.xul
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}\chrome.manifest
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}\components\fastaddressbar.js
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}\install.rdf
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Local Settings\Temp\nsu62.tmp\UAC.dll
C:\Program Files\FastAddressBar for IE\AddressBarInstance.dll
C:\Program Files\FastAddressBar for IE\config.xml
C:\Program Files\FastAddressBar for IE\FastAddressBar.dll
C:\Program Files\FastAddressBar for IE\icon.png
C:\Program Files\FastAddressBar for IE\SMBarBroker.exe
C:\Program Files\FastAddressBar for IE\Uninstall.exe
%Application Data%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\{C4746254-0B37-4062-9941-F8D9B27A1B46}
%Program Files%\FastAddressBar for IE

How to Show Hidden Files

 

A lot of people have problems with unwanted components being automatically installed. If you do not want to become a victim of deceptive practices that install unwanted components onto your computer, then you should watch carefully for the installation options and EULAs where such components are listed due to legal requirements. Legitimacy requires giving a user chance to be aware of what is been installed. Though, no one enforces some special way of its delivery that users won’t miss.

Find more about computer system protection against malicious programs and the ways they are spread around.

 

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