VSToolbar Adware Profile

VSToolbar is a spyware program disguised as a toolbar add-on for your browser.  It was first discovered on August 3 of 2006.  It was created by Virtual Solutions and is distributed by the website, http://vsolutions.ourtoolbar.com/.

VSToolbar is installed on your computer manually by an .exe installer.  It may also be bundled with other ad-supported freewares, which may also be spyware or adware.

It uploads user data and browsing information to its server.  It does this supposedly in order to deliver contextual advertising.  According to their EULA, “Our toolbar does NOT spy after the user and does not transfer any personally identifiable information such as a name or an E-mail address, ensuring complete anonymity for users. URLs and search queries are NOT stored and are not transmitted to any third party.”  There is, however, much potential for abuse, especially since this is an EffectiveBrand EULA, and not a Virtual Solutions one.

The activity of VSToolbar can seriously slow down your computer’s performance.  It can also potentially cause your Internet browser to freeze or crash.  Any supposed benefits it offers are not worth compromising the functionality of your computer, or your privacy.

If you are infected with this program, you should remove it immediately with ZookaWare PC Cleaner.  While there are other means to remove VSToolbar, ZookaWare PC Cleaner has proven to consistently and completely remove this threat from your computer.

Also Known As:
Adware.Win32.VS Toolbar.
VSolutions Toolbar

Adware Type:

Associated Files:
C:\Program Files\VSolutions\INSTALL.LOG
C:\Program Files\VSolutions\LocalSettings.txt
C:\Program Files\VSolutions\tbVSol.dll
C:\Program Files\VSolutions\ThirdPartyComponents.xml
C:\Program Files\VSolutions\toolbar.cfg
C:\Program Files\VSolutions\UNWISE.EXE
C:\Program Files\VSolutions\vstoolbar.dll
C:\Program Files\VSolutions\VSAdd-in.dll
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{821f87ff-8245-4972-9e28-732e92ec2f51}\inprocserver32 threadingmodel
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\webbrowser {821f87ff-8245-4972-9e28-732e92ec2f51}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\search toolbar corp
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\search toolbar corp\toolbar vision
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\search toolbar corp\toolbar vision\options default action
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\search toolbar corp\toolbar vision\options new window
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\search toolbar corp\toolbar vision\options show page search
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\search toolbar corp\toolbar vision\options sort method
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar {821f87ff-8245-4972-9e28-732e92ec2f51}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\{821f87ff-8245-4972-9e28-732e92ec2f51} displayname
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\{821f87ff-8245-4972-9e28-732e92ec2f51} uninstallstring
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\821F87FF-8245-4972-9E28-732E92EC2F51
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\7ADDCF69-1CD5-4A57-8055-BB955805D918
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\7addcf69-1cd5-4a57-8055-bb955805d918
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\74DD705D-6834-439C-A735-A6DBE2677452
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\74DD705D-6834-439C-A735-A6DBE2677452
Search Toolbar Corp

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