vGrabber Toolbar is a browser hijacker that redirects your search and homepage to some unwanted web address. It infects Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer web browsers after you install a free program from a website that use program bundling and deceptive software installation for making money. While vGrabber Toolbar is not malicious, all it offers are promoted links in your search results and some features that may attract you and prolong time that vGrabber Toolbar will reside on your computer. vGrabber Toolbar can track your browsing history and visited websites as well as it can gather other information about you and your computer system. This information is often shared with other promoters and might be accessed by third parties that use your private information with malicious purpose. Your identity might be stolen and used for illegal activities. Your computer might be infected. More spam in your email box might appear, and you will find more suspicious ads in your web browsers.
vGrabber Toolbar is often installed in a tricky way. It comes bundled with free programs that you download and is set for automatic installation. If you do not disable vGrabber Toolbar, then it will be automatically installed and redirect your web search to some different or rogue search engine. vGrabber Toolbar is legitimate program, and anti-virus software is not usually designed to block legitimate and non-malicious programs. Use SpyHunter to prevent programs similar to vGrabber Toolbar from deceptive installation on your computer.
How to Remove vGrabber Toolbar from Your Computer?
It is possible to remove vGrabber Toolbar manually from your computer, but it is more difficult than removing other programs because vGrabber Toolbar infection consists of many components and might come with protectors that defend it against removal. Guides are limited to vGrabber Toolbar removal, but computer infections are often complex. It requires more search and effort to remove bundled malware, and it is better to use special software for malware detection like SpyHunter’s free malware scanner.
vGrabber Toolbar Removal Tool and Removal Support
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Manual Removal Process
If you want to remove vGrabber Toolbar virus manually, then you need to uninstall vGrabber Toolbar from your computer and remove other adware programs installed with vGrabber Toolbar if found. Removal process depends on a particular web browser that is infected. You have to disable and remove malicious extensions, add-ons, and BHO (browser helper objects) installed with this adware. You also need to replace unwanted redirects with your preferred search and homepage. Use browser-specific removal guides and get rid of vGrabber Toolbar unwanted search engines and ads displayed in your infected web browser.
- Remove vGrabber Toolbar from Internet Explorer
- Remove vGrabber Toolbar from Google Chrome
- Remove vGrabber Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox
Note: Other malicious programs are often installed along with vGrabber Toolbar. Use SpyHunter’s free malware scanner for detecting malicious programs. Some of programs on your computer might be very dangerous, and SpyHunter helps to detect and remove hidden and unknown security threats.
vGrabber Toolbar Details
This information might be helpful if you cannot find vGrabber Toolbar in the list of installed programs and need to remove files manually. On the other hand, your anti-virus and anti-malware software can remove vGrabber Toolbar executable and leave some relatively harmless files that belong to vGrabber Toolbar on your computer. You can use SpyHunter’s free scanner or the information listed below for clean removal. Please note that vGrabber Toolbar might change with updates and install some additional files that are not listed here.
vGrabber Toolbar Folders
vGrabber Toolbar Files
ffmpeg.exe, qjpeg4.dll, libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll, mingwm10.dll, msvcp100.dll, msvcr100.dll, QtCore4.dll, QtGui4.dll, QtNetwork4.dll, QtWebKit4.dll, QtXml4.dll, Uninstall.exe, VideoDownloader.exe
Note: While we offer information about registry keys installed or changed by vGrabber Toolbar, manual removal and correction of this elements is not advised because errors might affect the whole computer system. This information is limited to most important registry keys related to vGrabber Toolbar. Use SpyHunter or some registry cleaner instead unless you have strong background and experience in working with Windows Registry Editor.
vGrabber Toolbar Registry Keys
How vGrabber Toolbar Infected Your Web Browsers?
Some computer users think that vGrabber Toolbar is a virus because they do not remember how it was installed. vGrabber Toolbar is bundled with free programs distributed from various websites involved in bundling that helps to monetize free program distribution. vGrabber Toolbar is installed as an optional addition to a free programs unless you reject this option before you install a free program.
Computer users often follow installation steps suggested by the distributor, and this helps distributors to spread adware because users do not pay attention to the process. You have to be careful while installing free programs because adware is automatically installed unless you disable this optional program installation.
Negative Sides of vGrabber Toolbar Adware:
- Deceptive Installation: vGrabber Toolbar is often bundled and installed with popular free programs in a way that is deceptive for computer users but compliant with legal requirements. Main purpose of adware programs is often misrepresented to make it attractive..
- Complicated Removal Process:: vGrabber Toolbar and similar programs are more difficult to remove than other windows applications. Various tricks are often used for interfering with user’s attempts to remove adware.
- Tracked browsing history: vGrabber Toolbar compromises user’s privacy and might result in increased amount of ads in your email box or even identity thief.
- Bundled malware: vGrabber Toolbar might be bundled with similar and malicious programs, Trojans and spyware used by criminals
vGrabber Toolbar s not safe for security reasons. It is often installed in a deceptive way with other free programs or with a help of claims that misrepresent the essence of this product used primarily for advertising and making money out of users’ clicks on promoted links.
How to Protect Your Computer against vGrabber Toolbar and Similar Programs?
Protection against potentially unwanted programs consists of your effort and control that anti-malware software can provide. Bundling is wide-spread, and you have to be prepared to meet vGrabber Toolbar or similar unwanted program bundled with a needed one.
Pay attention while installing free programs from the web because it is the most reliable way of infection prevention. Read labels placed near marked check boxes and disable suspicious or unknown items offered for optional installation. If there are two options for installation – “typical” and “custom“, or similar, always choose “custom”, check the list of installed components, and disable suspicious items. Buttons “accept” and “reject” are signs of bundled program presence. Click “reject” unless you know what you are installing to prevent programs like vGrabber Toolbar from being automatically installed. Look at the sample of bundling used with free progams and updates.
Use anti-malware software for protection. Legitimate adware programs are not considered to be a threat similar to viruses, and anti-virus software often do not block vGrabber Toolbar and other legitimate programs related to advertising. Anti-malware software is specially developed for this purpose. It blocks potentially harmful software and warns you on adware activities detected on your computer.
If you follow safe practices and use special software that blocks and removes malware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), then your computer will be protected against vGrabber Toolbar and similar adware programs. SpyHunter 4 offers you real-time protection, free professional removal support, very reliable malware detection rate, and clean malware removal. It comes as a free scanner that finds and helps you to remove malicious programs similar to vGrabber Toolbar.