Do you know what Virgin Media Toolbar is?
If you ever come across Virgin Media Toolbar on the web, you should not download it in any case because it has some features of a browser hijacker. Firstly, it has been observed that it change your homepage to search.virginmedia.com without your permission and you will be able to restore the changes even if you remove Virgin Media Toolbar itself from your computer. You should also know that this browser hijacker works only on Internet Explorer, so you should be very careful, if you use this browser. Have you already noticed Virgin Media Toolbar on your system but do not know how it could get there? It is very possible that it came in a bundle and it is especially important to remove Virgin Media Toolbar from your system in this case.
Plenty of applications are distributed rather unfairly nowadays. Even though it is not illegal, the note that other programs are going to be installed tends to be written in a small font in order that computer users will not notice it. Thus, if you are a fan of freeware and shareware, you should always download these programs from reliable sources only as well as select custom installation and follow the setup wizard very carefully. You will be able to prevent unfamiliar programs from getting on your PC, if you do not ignore this advice.
Virgin Media Toolbar screenshot
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Have you tried to enter a query into the search.virginmedia.com? You have probably noticed that you are provided not only with decent search results, but also several advertisements are placed for you before the search results. These ads are placed according to the keywords that you enter into the search field. You should know that clicking on them might be dangerous as there is a huge possibility that you visit unreliable websites that contain malicious software. Thus, we do not recommend clicking on them. If you do so, you will be able to reduce the possibility to infect your system.
There is no point in keeping Virgin Media Toolbar on your system because it will not do anything really beneficial. Instead, you might infect your system. We will help you to remove this toolbar; you just have to follow the instructions which we have placed for you below. The automatic removal is also possible; thus, you should acquire an antimalware tool like SpyHunter and then scan your system with it. Our advice is to keep this tool enabled all the time in order to keep your system protected from future threats.
Remove Virgin Media Toolbar
- Open the Start menu and then select Settings.
- Go to Control Panel and then select Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the unwanted application and select Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Click the Start menu button.
- Select Control Panel when the menu opens.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on Virgin Media Toolbar.
- Select Uninstall.
- Right-click on the background of Metro UI menu.
- Select All apps.
- Locate Control Panel on the list and click on its icon.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Locate the useless application and right-click on it.
- Select Uninstall.
- Open the browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options.
- Click on the General tab and type in a new homepage URL in the field near Home Page.
- Click OK.
In non-techie terms:
You should not completely expect that Virgin Media Toolbar will improve your browsing experience and save your time as promised after the installation. Actually, this application might have more drawbacks than advantages and we recommend erasing it, if you do not want to cause harm to the security of your system. If you choose the manual removal of Virgin Media Toolbar, do not forget to scan your system with a reliable antimalware scanner.
Aliases: Virgin Toolbar.