How to Remove FLV Toolbar

FLV Toolbar browser hijacker might infect your web browsers after you install FLV Player or some other popular free program bundled with FLV Toolbar. This browser hijacker redirects your search to www.spigot.com or other unwanted redirect and displays ads in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. FLV Toolbar is built on a Widgi platform and if you need to remove FLV Toolbar, then you need to remove the platform and FLV Toolbar components that include Windows applications and web browser extensions, browser helper objects, or add-ons for listed web browsers. You also need to reset your web browser to remove the redirect, or change settings to you favorite search engine and homepage. See the guide below for details on FLV Toolbar removal.

This removal guide provides information for manual FLV Toolbar removal. You also can use SpyHunter, that protects your computer against future infections and offers online support for malware removal.

 

What is FLV Toolbar?

FLV Toolbar is a browser hijacker installed in web browsers Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It is based on a Widgi platform and replaces default search engine to www.spigot.com or other unwanted address. So, if you want to remove FLV Toolbar, then you need to remove all this components and reset your default web browser settings to remove FLV Toolbar redirect. While it is not malicious, FLV Toolbar is often deceptively installed with popular free programs that you may download from the web. If you fail to disable the option for installinf optional FLV Toolbar, then it will be automatically installed as any other like program. So you need to be careful while installing free programs from the Internet to prevent FLV Toolbar and like infections. You also can use SpyHunter for blocking known PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and removing those that get somehow installed.

FLV Toolbar removal

Protection against deceptively installed hijacker:

Removing hijackers like FLV Toolbar is more difficult and time consuming than efforts spend on preventing adware installation. You just need to pay attention to any marked check box since www.spigot.com or other unwanted and like programs are always set for automatic installation. Check “custom” installation option instead of opting for default “typical” since it might cover bundled adware being installed along with a free program.

 

 

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For removing FLV Toolbar you need to uninstall FLV Toolbar program, remove web browser add-ons, and remove redirects directly from your web browser settings unless you use a program that can do it for you and remove all other adware programs found on your computer.

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Remove FLV Toolbar Manually

For manual removal you need to uninstall all FLV Toolbar search redirect components. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs” utility (“Programs and Features” on Windows 7 and Vista) . You can start this utility program by clicking a link in the Control Panel menu. Then you need to find and remove FLV Toolbar. After this program is removed, you need to remove FLV Toolbar add-ons from your web browsers and reset browser settings to preferred ones.

Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure hidden malicious programs and spyware are also removed.

Uninstal FLV Toolbar adware program

  • Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
  • Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
  • Scroll through the program list, highlight “Widgi Toolbar Platform, FLV Toolbar” programs, and click Remove.

 

 

Remove FLV Toolbar from Internet Explorer

Remove FLV Toolbar add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “Widgi Toolbar Platform, FLV Toolbar” add-ons.
  • Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.

Remove www.spigot.com or other unwanted redirect from 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 www.spigot.com or other unwanted redirect, and then click Remove button.

Remove www.spigot.com or other unwanted redirect from 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 www.spigot.com or other unwanted redirect and like from the list.

 

 

Remove FLV Toolbar from Firefox

Remove FLV Toolbar add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find “Widgi Toolbar Platform, FLV Toolbar” add-ons. Right-click this items and then click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove www.spigot.com or other unwanted redirect from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and enter “about.config” in URL bar.
  • Type “ Keyword.url ” in the search box and right click it.
  • Set it something different than www.spigot.com or other unwanted and reset this parameter.
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than www.spigot.com or other unwanted
  • Type “browser.search.selectengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than search redirect to www.spigot.com or other unwanted. Then search for “browser.newtab.url”, right click it and reset to prevent automatic launching search redirected website on each new tab.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

 

 

Remove FLV Toolbar from Chrome

Remove FLV Toolbar add-ons from 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 “Widgi Toolbar Platform, FLV Toolbar” add-ons.
  • Restart your browser.

Remove www.spigot.com or other unwanted redirect from 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 www.spigot.com or other unwanted related items.

Additional Information:

Remove FLV Toolbar entries from system registry:

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\06197747-A47F-41FB-83D1-A00E9E00E276
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
SOFTWARE\FLV
SOFTWARE\Search Settings
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Application Updater
Software\Google\Chrome\BLBeacon
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\86EE905B-8D08-4A5C-8499-8BB65206F6A7
Software\AppDataLow\Software\FLV

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete FLV Toolbar files and folders:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\GC\ErrorAssistant_1.3.crx
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\GC\saamazon_1.0.crx
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\GC\saebay_1.1.crx
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings64.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\wth180.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\wthx180.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\.xpi
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\SlickSavings\SlickSavingsSetup.exe
C:\Program Files\FLV Toolbar\FF\components\flvToolbarFF.dll
C:\Program Files\FLV Toolbar\IE\9.0\flvToolbarIE.dll
C:\Program Files\FLV Toolbar\IE\9.0\flvToolbarIE64.dll
C:\Program Files\FLV Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
%APPDATA%\Search Settings
%PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\Spigot
%PROGRAMFILES%\FLV Toolbar

How to Show Hidden Files

 

Note: If your value your time or cannot remove FLV Toolbar and the redirect virus by following this guide, then use offered removal tools for automated removal or at least a sufficient help for your manual removal efforts.

 

Remove FLV Toolbar Search Redirect Completely

Removing adware and spyware installed along with FLV Toolbar might be tricky since this programs are profitable and thus protected. You already learned what programs you need to remove, but it is difficult to find out how many more like programs are still left hiding somewhere on your computer. Use SpyHunter or anti-spyware that comes with removal tool for scanning your system since some threats are legitimate products like FLV Toolbar, and conventional anti-virus programs do not remove legitimate stuff.

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