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How to Remove Claro Toolbar from Web Browser

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on October 26th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Claro toolbar is classified as an unwanted add-on for web browser. It could cause annoying browser hijack issues. The following signs of an infection helps you tell for sure whether system has been infected with Claro toolbar or not.
1. Computer running more and more slow.
2. New desktop shortcuts are displayed on the system.
3. Numerous annoying pop-up advertisements keep appearing on the PC.
4. E-mails are being sent from your email address without your consent.
5. Some of the Windows programs and service such as Windows error reporting, Windows defender, Automatic updates, BITS etc are disabled.
6. Account gets locked on network.
7. Browser and homepage are redirected to rogue websites.

Conducting the deadly removal right away before claro toolbar wreaks havoc.

Please remember to back up your system before making any changes for future restore job when necessary.

1. End all suspicious running processes from Windows Task Manager.

2. Clean the IE temporary files.

3. Remove these Claro toolbar files:

%UserProfile%\Application Data\antispy.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe

4. Open Registry Editor to delete Claro toolbar registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Protection Center’v
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Malware Defense
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SimpleShlExt
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile

5. Check the system WIN.INI file and the strings “run=” and “load=”, remove any Claro toolbar related files.

Recommended Claro toolbar removal program
Spyware Cease is one of the powerful antispyware programs that could remove the malware instantly. The powerful antispyware program will not be blocked from running, updating or scanning. If Claro toolbar disables internet access, you need to download Spyware Cease by another computer. The powerful double-scan engine will connect to online database and local database. Files that could not be identified will be classified as unknown files. After the scan, you should click remove button under spyware tab and click check button under unknown file tab. This Claro toolbar removal program could act as a backup security application.

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