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hootond
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-22-2013

VAF Music Toolbar/Player

While downloading a copy of Adobe Flash, a virus/malware (VAFMusic Toolbar) apparently piggybacked itself onto my Windows 8 PC.  It appears every time I open my copy of the FireFox engine.

 

After spending the better part of 4 hours searching for solutions, I've given up and coming to this forum to see if anyone has found a solution to this problem.

 

I've run Norton Internet Security, CCleaner, SUPERAntiSpyware, and one other antiviruse program both in safe mode and regular mod with no success.

 

Please help.

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Krusty13
Posts: 5,819
Registered: ‎05-31-2011

Re: VAF Music Toolbar/Player

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hootond wrote:

While downloading a copy of Adobe Flash, a virus/malware (VAFMusic Toolbar) apparently piggybacked itself onto my Windows 8 PC.  It appears every time I open my copy of the FireFox engine.

 

After spending the better part of 4 hours searching for solutions, I've given up and coming to this forum to see if anyone has found a solution to this problem.

 

I've run Norton Internet Security, CCleaner, SUPERAntiSpyware, and one other antiviruse program both in safe mode and regular mod with no success.

 

Please help.


Hi,

 

I hope you don't have NIS and "one other antivirus program" installed at the same time?  You should only ever have one AV installed at a time.  You should uninstall the other AV, then run it's removal utility.  If you can tell us which AV we can provide a link to it's removal tool.

 

Now to your problem  -  Have you tried the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

W W W  =  Wild Wild West.    Be careful out there!

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intesec
Posts: 1,381
Registered: ‎02-11-2013

Re: VAF Music Toolbar/Player

Hi hootond

I find spybot deletes toolbars and running it safe mode can delete what it finds in normal mode but in normal mode it fails to delete it.  Don’t forget to get updates after installing.  NIS appears to be disabled in safe mode only allowing a full scan, so it might be wise to disconnect from the internet.

You might like to backup your personal data and identity safe if you use it.

 

Spybot needs a registry back up performed first use mzbackup.  When installing uncheck the teatime option as it is real time protection that can conflict with Norton.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/

 

Seventh one down.

http://www.freewareplanet.net/registry.php?page=5

 

 

ATB

 

intesec