How to Remove VacationXplorer Toolbar, Uninstall VacationXplorer Toolbar Manually Guide

VacationXplorer Toolbar keeps taking over your browsers and you cannot stop it? Antivirus software cannot detect anything? Please look at this post, which offers step-by-step guide to help you safely and quickly remove VacationXplorer Toolbar virus. If you have any problem during the removal process, please contact Tee Support agents 24/7 online for more detailed instructions.

Know More About VacationXplorer Toolbar

Type: Adware
Sub-Type: Add-on/Extension
OS Affected: Windows

VacationXplorer Toolbar is classified as browser hijacker which makes a hoax in your computer.  It is an extension installed on all the internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox, and it states that it can help users to find cheap vacation offers, book a hotel or find the best deals for cruises or trips while online. But users complain that it affects all the browsers without any notification and approval, and can’t get rid of it as easily as legit toolbar. The homepage and default search engine are replaced by unfamiliar website suddenly (search.tb.ask.com, home.mywebsearch.com etc.) which need to remove as fast as you can. VacationXplorer Toolbar seriously affects computer users’ browsing experience, so no one wants to keep it. What is more, VacationXplorer Toolbar tracks your internet activity and records your personal data. All this data can be used by the third parties for a profitable purpose. We strongly recommend you to uninstall VacationXplorer Toolbar without hesitation.


VacationXplorer Toolbar is Harmful

 VacationXplorer Toolbar attaches itself to Chrome, Firefox, IE as a toolbar
 VacationXplorer Toolbar records your browsing habits
 VacationXplorer Toolbar displays lots of annoying advertisements
 VacationXplorer Toolbar comes bundled with other spyware or freeware software
 VacationXplorer Toolbar can change its file names, spread or update automatically
 VacationXplorer Toolbar removal is very difficult
 VacationXplorer Toolbar threatens your private data and compromises your security 

How to Prevent Getting Infected with VacationXplorer Toolbar?

1. You should not open unknown attachments, in case that they contain VacationXplorer Toolbar.
2. Be cautious when clicking links. It can point your browser to download VacationXplorer Toolbar or visit malicious web site.  . 
3. You need to backup any essential files that you simply wish to preserve. 
4. It’s important to frequently update your antivirus software.
5. To prevent the VacationXplorer Toolbar from spreading to other computers, you need to set a strong password on all of the user accounts.

Manually Remove VacationXplorer Toolbar Malware

1. Get into the Safe Mode with Networking

2. Disable any suspicious startup items.

For Windows XP:

step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items including those of VacationXplorer Toolbar.

3. Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.

Google Chrome

1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to google.com or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.

Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under ‘General tab;

4. Disable proxy
  1. Click on Tools on the menu bar
  2. select Internet options
  3. go to Connections tab
  4. select LAN settings at the bottom of the dialog
  5. under the Proxy server, untick 'use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).'
  6. Click OK

5. Show hidden files
a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;

b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

c) click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by VacationXplorer Toolbar:

  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbardtx.ini
  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat
  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarlog.txt
  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat
  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstat.log
  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat
  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat
  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallStatIE.dat
  • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarversion.xml

6. Delete all registry values related to VacationXplorer Toolbar in your local hard disk C.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar “[trojan name]”

Note: Sufficient computer skills will be required in dealing with VacationXplorerToolbar files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, otherwise it may lead to mistakes damaging your system, so please be careful during the manual removal operation. If you cannot figure out the files by yourself, just feel free to Contact Tee Support Online Experts for more detailed instructions.

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