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How do I uninstall Keybar 1.6 toolbar?

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How do I uninstall Keybar 1.6 toolbar? The toolbar is not present in the Chrome > Extensions menu.

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If the toolbar is nowhere to be found in the Extensions menu, you can find it in the uninstall list from Users or Add/Remove Programs (depending the OS version used). Once you access this section, proceed on un-installing it.

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What if you already uninstalled it in the remove programs under the control panel but it is still there trying to have you "finish" the install and provides no option to "x" out or uninstall the bar? This thing is somehow related/allied with "search.conduit.com" which is a browser hijacker. In chrome "settings" I was able to change the homepage and preferred search engine back to what I had setup prior to this invasion. All from downloading mozilla firefox ... this other **** came with it.

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yes,i needed to uninstall this toolbar too, and after trying many suggestions, i went to the control panel and uninstalled many programs from the date i installed some other programs and now its gone........thanks for pointing out this solution.
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I have deleted it from the Uninstall programs....its not in my list. When I go to Firefox menu...extensions....it isn't there either......YET when I log off the internet and back on.....there it is AGAIN! Now what do I do?

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Ok, I've been struggling with this for quite some time now myself, and I've tried unistalling from the Add/Remove Programs, but it still popped up every time I opened my browser. I'm using Chrome so it might not work for you, but here are the steps I took>click on the button to customize and control google chrome>Tools>Extensions> and rather than just uncheck the keybar toolbar, just click the bin button and it shouldnt come back:? hope this helped a little
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I think it worked just now, once I read the comment immediately above by 'anonymous." Thank you so, so much, whoever you are...

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hello i tried what you said annoymous how come mine didnt work
i uninstalled firefox and installed it again and the stupid keybar is still there ! :( maybe if i turn off my computer it will go away!

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Click on the arrow in the KeyBar 1.8 Customized Search Window. A menu will open...scroll down to "Manage Search Engines." Highlight KeyBar 1.8 Customized Search Window and click on remove...and presto...it's gone!

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if you click on the key icon in the far left hand side of the toolbar a menu will pop up. The very last option on the menu should be "uninstall". if you click on "uninstall" it will tell you how to get rid of the tool bar depending on which search engine you use ie; chrome, firefox, internet explorer. I had it once by accident and tried uninstalling it through the control panel but it didnt work, but this definitely will.

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Sometimes malware is not as easy as just un-installing it. If you have already tried the obvious control panel add/remove programs method and are not getting the sticky bastard to go bye bye there are other alternatives.

First off - if you cant turn off the toolbar or extensions as chrome calls them they will prob not uninstall or worse, perpetually send out to the internet for the backup executables and then just reinstall itself. So turning the thing off is the most important. While you are doing these things, disconnecting from the internet is usually a good idea.

If you cant get the thing to turn off via the switch, try running a program like ProcessExplorer - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
If you find the conduit search modules or unwanted toolbars running, kill those processes. Try uninstalling again. Be careful using this, if you dont know what process you are trying to kill you could cause your system to crash or reboot unintentionally.

First remedy is the browser level clean. You can try disabling the add-on or toolbar, or completely remove it. Alternately you can completely reset your internet explorer back to factory defaults which usually clears up most problems. Under tools/options and advanced you can reset to default.

Second is clean up your temp files and browser cache. these sticky bastards like to hide in familiar places due to fail hackers so turn on your hidden files option in folder options from the control panel, go into the users or docs & settings directory, find the profile (username) that you are using, App data > local > temp. Delete everything in this folder. Nothing will ever be needed in here. Some may not be able to be deleted as some can and will be used by your system. Also run the option on the tools menu that allows you to destroy temporary internet files (which are housed in a separate directory).

Next is run a antivirus/registry cleaner/spyware scan trio. A program like Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner will help destroy remnants of sticky malware especially if your spyware or antivirus software has found it. I recommend super anti-spyware http://www.superantispyware.com/ or malware bytes free anti malware http://www.malwarebytes.org/ or spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/ - sometimes these malware programs find thier way into your machine via a nasty virus and thus a scan may provide useful. If you dont have one get a free one. Best three are Avast & AVG & Avira. http://www.avast.com - http://www.free-av.com - http://free.avg.com

If those traditional operations fail to get you back on track, the last line of defense is diving into the registry. If you do not know how to do this you should not really try as you can seriously fook up your machine and just call your favorite nerd friend to come find the tricky bastard.

These toolbars are NOT that sophisticated and unless you have been infected with a root-kit type virus (one of the worst you can be infected by) then one of these remedies will work. Root kits have much much higher levels of infection and sophistication and in the unlikely event a root kit has you by the short and curly's the conduit search malware is the least of your worries....

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Maybe I'm being a little over the top, but I am really considering the idea of physically tracking these asses down, blowing up their business and killing everyone even slightly associated with them. I am ******* tired of their ****!!!

HOW THE **** DO I GET THIS **** REMOVED AND OFF MY DAMN SYSTEM ONCE AND FOR ALL???

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