Connect DLC2 Toolbar Virus (also called as Connect DLC2 Toolbar, Connect DLC3 Toolbar, Connect DLC4 Toolbar or Connect DLC5 Toolbar) is a potentially unwanted malware categorized as a browser hijacker that downloads and installs to a Microsoft Windows system and attaches itself to popular web browsers including Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla Firefox (MF), Google Chrome (GC) as a add-on or browser helper object, with or without user consent. The unwanted Connect Toolbar (DLC 2-5) is used to promote the connect search engine “Search.Conduit.Com”. This Connect Conduit Toolbar Virus changes internet browser settings including homepage and default search engine of a browser, causes unwanted browser redirections to Search.Conduit.Com or other malicious websites.
Once Connect DLC2 Toolbar Virus by Conduit is installed on a system, the application will begin to reformat existing internet settings and will use tricky tactics to collect sensitive / confidential user information including data submitted to online forms, browser activities, emails and passwords and many more. Connect Conduit Toolbar may also persuade victims to purchase useless software via third party applications that may have bundled with many unwanted malicious malwares, virus infections. Connect Search virus has the permission to access all files saved in your computer system. If Connect DLC Toolbar is installed on your computer and attached to infected system internet browser then user is at risk of cyber crimes involving identity theft, credit theft, extortion and more. The connect search engine is not considered as a legitimate search engine because it displays sponsored search results from Search.Conduit.Com.
How does Connect DLC Toolbar get onto a computer?
Connect Toolbar DLC virus is used to promote the connect search redirect virus, the virus can be automatically downloaded from the malicious websites. It can also bundle with third party freeware or shareware applications. Some users are given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to installs connect toolbar and change their homepage and search engine. The request to decline the offer is often represented in a confusing manner connect toolbar installs without direct permission. Connect DLC Toolbar virus for Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla Firefox (MF) or Google Chrome (GC) is bundle with third party items without user knowledge.
Symptoms of Connect Toolbar (DLC 2-5):
Connect toolbar tends to provide real search results, however user may see extra adds and banner text contents under search page. Once Connect Toolbar virus enters onto browser, it will replace browser homepage as Search.Conduit.Com and browser search engine Conduit. It may even attempts to connect to social networking sites to collect your information. These potentially unwanted programs mess up the system and even deliver more ads to slow the system performance.
Is Connect Toolbar Virus?
Strictly it is not a virus, however it is pesky browser hijacker display search results provided by Conduit search engine. It may collect user browser activities and sends it to Conduit for more related ads. It hijacks the browser search by modifying the default browser homepage and default search engine without your consent. It is called as PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) or browser hijacker by the industry. Some antivirus programs would detect this Trojan as PUP.Optional.Conduit.A, Adware.Toolbar.175, a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.F, Conduit (fs).
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, What does it mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for cyber criminals to create web browser toolbars. Virus creators can bundle these toolbars with freeware or shareware applications and provide access to download them separately through ConnectDLC.OurToolbar.Com. Once this virus infection installed, the toolbar modifies default browser settings in order to redirect searches to Conduit portal.
Remove Connect Toolbar from IE / Chrome / Firefox:
Connect Toolbar is stubborn browser hijacker and it survives easily even after manual removal. So to ensure that computer is clean from hidden components of virus infection, it is necessary to take tech support help to remove this malware promptly.
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Step 1:Press and hold down your power button until the computer turns off. Shut down your computer for 10-15 seconds. Find F8 key on your keyboard.
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in the Run Box and Press OK to proceed further
note: there is a space after iexplore The default browser will then show a file with the extention .exe. Click Run to save the file and Click Run once again to Run the file. Now wait for the Macrofix Downloader to complete the download.
Step 6:Once the download completes, Macrofix fixkit licensing Agreement window will open, select I Agree and Click Next to proceed further. Wait for the Macrofix fixkit to install. Click Close button once fixkit has been installed.
If for some reason you cannot install the Macrofix fixkit, call us at 1-877-623-2121 for further instructions
Some updated versions of this virus program can stop Macrofix fixkit from installing
Step 7:Now you need to Create Macrofix Account. SpyBurst Anti-Malware will start scanning your computer. But don’t wait until scan finish. Follow below steps for safety.Some updated versions of this virus program can corrupt registry files, so it is recommended to run full registry scan.
in the Macrofix fixkit. Next Click on Scan button and wait for the scan progress to finish. And remove detected Problems.If for some reason you cannot install the Macrofix fixkit, call us at 1-877-623-2121 for further instructions
Some latest versions of this virus encrypt data completely, so it is recommended to backup data on yourcomputer