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Toolbar Uninstaller ver1 - never completes its job


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 07:42 PM

Gents, Ladies, if Toolbar Uninstaller ver 1.[whatever follows] was not recommended by you here, advise and I'll "cancel" this thread. After right-clicking on its icon, it gives a small board, clicking scan or update, it thinks about commencing to embark to begin to get started in downloading checkie[??]. I give up on it after awhile, and try its 2nd board, clicking rescan gives me two empty side by side "windows" of nothingness in either one. I have installed three times, removed it three times. Should it only be in Windows Safe Mode? If it is recommended by you nice folks, advise, I'll reinstall and give you a much clearer, cleaner description of what's going on.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:14 PM

Same applies to Toolbar Uninstaller as I commented in your other topic.

..it is really not much better than the avast! Browser Cleanup Tool. I find them both useless in most cases.


Further...it is now almost 5 years old since this version was released and I don't believe it is supported by the developer any longer.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:28 PM

You know that there's a lot of other tools way more efficient than Toolbar Uninstaller that exists to remove toolbars right? One being the standard Program Control Panel in Windows since toolbars are really obvious to spot and uninstall. If it fails to uninstall properly, force them with Revo Uninstaller. And if it still doesn't work, removal tools that aims for toolbars such as AdwCleaner and JRT can be used. Remember, its always best practice to uninstall a toolbar (or any other unwanted program) first before removing it with an automated tool. Reason being that their uninstaller are most of the time actually working and most of them will uninstall them self without putting up much of a fight. I prefer a clean uninstall of a toolbar to a forceful removal with an automated tool.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:33 PM

My reply from the other topic.

That's why it is better to use specialized tools.... only after removing anything you can from Programs and Features (Add/Remove) if listed.

In most cases, using the uninstaller of the software not only removes it more effectively, but it also restores many changed configuration settings.


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:36 PM

Nice completion quietman :) This stands for pretty much every programs, from toolbars to plain adwares. What can happen sometimes is that the uninstall executable file and the folder where its located won't be deleted but you can delete these manually or use an automated removal tool to sweep up after. I'm wondering if toolbars still even have a purpose now with web browsers supporting web extensions, allowing you to change the default search provider, etc. Toolbars are so early and mid 2000s :P

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:51 PM

One characteristic of junkware is that they insert themselves (components) into various areas throughout a computer's operation system to include browsers, hidden folders and windows registry. None of these toolbar removers/uninstallers have ever been really effective at finding and removing everything. That's why AdwCleaner and JRT were created.
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Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:24 PM

Gents, thanks for confirming again what I suspected -- and good riddance to Toolbar Uninstaller and one more such "utility."  I'ill remember to follow youse guys' advice as given above in the future.  I forget from time to time to try CTL-PNL Programs first.


Edited by RolandJS, 31 January 2015 - 09:25 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:27 PM

The first thing I do on every computer I check-up for malware removal is to check the installed programs and uninstall the junk and outdated ones. You have no idea how much it affects the cleaning process after that, makes it way easier :wink:

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:59 PM

Then if you need them, bookmark these download links...AdwCleaner and JRT (Junkware Removal Tool).
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