I found this forum from google searching how to remove the VisualBee tool bar, and I have followed the instructions from previous posts as follows,
1. Ran AdwCleaner
2. Ran ESET
3. Ran TDSS
4. Ran AdwCleaner again
It appears the program was disabled after first time running AdwCleaner, however ESET found a further 17 threats, some of which it quarantined and the ones it didn't, I manually searched and deleted the containing folders.
However, after all this, there was still the VisualBee chrome toolbar entry in my add/remove program list in control panel, and whenever I try to remove it, windows asks for permission to allow windows/installer/979c19f.msi to make changes, which I wasn't sure about so I did not allow. Finally, I used CCleaner to uninstall this entry, and it removed it without asking for any permission. By chance, I noticed there's 4 system restore points with the description "removed visualbee chrome toolbar" so I wonder if it has been completely removed or not? The latest scans from AdwCleaner are all clean. Also would it be better (and cleaner) to just use system restore to a date before this happened?
I really appreciate this program AdwCleaner, it's helped majorly, now I just want to make sure this program is completely out of the system.
Thanks a lot
PS: does this program compromise my security (i.e. access personal information such as files and passwords) or is it simply an invasive adware?
Edited by crong, 03 April 2013 - 10:55 PM.