How to Uninstall Zwinky Toolbar from Browser

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 20, 2013

Is your browser always hijacked to unknown websites frequently? Are you upset about the annoying ads that keep popping up? Do you feel disappointed by the search results? If so, you can go and read this page to solve the issue.

Is Zwinky Toolbar a dangerous virus?

Zwinky Toolbar is a kind of unwanted program that can install automatically on your system without any permission. Generally, you may let this malicious program enter your machine after download some bundled software from the Internet.
Once Zwinky Toolbar is installed, it will add its toolbar on your browser and pretend to help you speed up the browsing activities. However, the fact is that it cannot do anything good to you and only makes chaos on your machine. To begin with, Zwinky Toolbar will modify the browser settings and change your homepage with its domain homepage. After that, you cannot change the homepage to other favorite websites at will because this hijacker virus will change it back to its malicious website again. Moreover, when you try to search for something with its fake search engine, all of the search results that are sponsored by the search engine will be redirected to many other vicious sites as a result. Besides, Zwinky Toolbar may slow down the speed of system running by dropping additional programs to consume the system resources.
All in all, once you install Zwinky Toolbar onto your machine, you cannot surf the Internet peacefully. So if you want to have a good surfing, you must uninstall Zwinky Toolbar as soon as possible.

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Zwinky Toolbar virus Screeshot :

Disadvantages and risks of Zwinky Toolbar Virus:

1. It can penetrate into the target machine without any notice or consent
2. It is able to affect browsers like Google Chrome, IE, and Mozilla Firefox severely.
3. It is capable of modifying your Internet settings and affecting your browsing activities.
4. It can redirect your entire search results to malicious websites
5. It may induce many other viruses to further the damage on your computer
6. It is able to keep track of your browsing activities.

Manually Get Rid of Zwinky Toolbar Virus

According to our research, we found that Zwinky Toolbar redirect is caused by its toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And its toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Zwinky Toolbar virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Zwinky Toolbar malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Zwinky Toolbar toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Zwinky Toolbar toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Zwinky Toolbar toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Zwinky Toolbar virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Zwinky Toolbar virus

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Zwinky

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Zwinky Toolbar malware

%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

%Programs%\Zwinky Toolbar\Zwinky Toolbar.lnk

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Zwinky Toolbar virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Zwinky Toolbar virus.

Video of How to Delete a Virus from Registry:

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