VAF Toolbar Virus Removal Instruction

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 21, 2013

Is your computer infented by VAF Toolbar ? Are you annoyed by endless ads? Do you want to get rid of them and make your browser work rightly? If you have those problems, you should take action to remove VAF Toolbar right now.

Is VAF Toolbar a dangerous virus?

VAF Toolbar is reported as a pretty annoying adware, which is useless and can cause harm to your computer after it is executed. Mostly, VAF Toolbar always hides in some freeware and shareware, which PC users are more likely to download. Once it is inside your PC, this adware can install automatically and run on the background. Hence, it is hard for many innocent users to notice when this virus comes into the machine.

After the intrusion is done, VAF Toolbar begins to perform its illegal activities. At first, this virus will affect the browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Then VAF Toolbar will replace your homepage with its own website, so you are forced to visit its domain all the time. Moreover, the search engine will be infected as well, which always lets you down when trying to search for something. Besides, with VAF Toolbar inside your machine, you will receive a large many of commercial ads, which may contain malicious codes.

In a word, VAF Toolbar is quite harmful, so you ought to remove it completely from now on.

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Disadvantages and risks of VAF Toolbar Virus:

1. It can install onto the system automatically without any consent.
2. It will download many unwanted programs into the PC and slow down the system operation.
3. It is able to redirect search results and bring you to malicious websites.
4. The browser will be affected heavily and hijacked all the time.
5. It will trace your browsing history and send the data to cyber criminals.

Manually Get Rid of VAF Toolbar Virus

According to our research, we found that VAF 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 VAF Toolbar virus.

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

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove VAF 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 VAF Toolbar toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling VAF 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 VAF Toolbar virus.

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


HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

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




You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that VAF 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 VAF Toolbar virus.

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