Generally speaking, most PC users get whitesmoke toolbar without knowing when. They want to know how they get whitesmoke toolbar so that they can prevent such pushy program from installing automatically efficiently and avoid putting much time and energy into deleting whitesmoke toolbar. In most cases, whitesmoke toolbar commences its infiltration from Internet. It is good at exploiting vulnerability on web sites, installed programs and server. It would also employ drive-by downloads to start its evil conduct to generate interest for its spammer. Therefore, PC users pay extra prudence to recommended downloads and installs, and streaming videos online, especially on unreliable sources. It has been found that not a few programs will help install whitesmoke toolbar through recommended install method since the high ranking, which is obtained by hijacking PC users arbitrarily, can help the third party program gain more reputation. We cannot rule out the possibility that whitesmoke toolbar can be brought in by installed browser malware like search.conduit.com.
It has been found a lot of times that whitesmoke toolbar appears with search.conduit.com. Sometimes whitesmoke toolbar appears before search.conduit.com’s installation, and sometimes the situation is vice versa.
When whitesmoke toolbar gets in a machine, it starts to hijack each search queries, taking victims to undesirable web pages. What’s more, there are more in-text messages being underlined with hyperlink pointing to advertising sites. Besides, computer performance is evidently slowed down a lot together with page-loading speed. Every default programs are changed to its satisfaction, and its name displayed in the original web search box. Obviously that whitesmoke is unwelcome, however, it is quite hard to delete it. One victim reported that Avast Browser Cleanup tool flagged WhiteSmoke, but upon selecting the ‘remove’ option, error message popped up, telling “The configuration of your Google Chrome browser could not be updated. Please close your browser and repeat the current operation.” Such error message will always hinder users from deleting whitesmoke toolbar. Even resetting browser will not block white smoke toolbar from making the computer run slowly. Apparently that changes have been made deep in the target machine, which cannot solved by security utilities efficiently. Therefore, we need to delete whitesmoke toolbar manually, which helps save time and energy. Should there be any requirement of help, you are welcome to get expert help from Qisupport Online Support.
Step one – Delete whitesmoke toolbar from Control Panel.
Usually speaking, whitesmoke toolbar will appear in Control Panel where is supposed to be the first place to delete a program.
Step two – Manage startup item, moving one more step towards successful deletion of whitesmoke toolbar.
Step three – Show hidden files to find out those hidden items by whitesmoke toolbar in system32 folder under C Disk.
Step four – Manually change browser settings to find out and delete each item associated with whitesmoke toolbar.
Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon -> select ‘Settings’ -> manage ‘Extension’ -> ‘manage search engine’ if your default homepage is modified by search.conduit.com.
Step five – Remove related registry entries related to whitesmoke toolbar so as to get rid of it thoroughly.
Move your mouse over lower right screen -> charms bar appears -> click Search charm -> type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’ -> hit Enter key ->
If you use IE:
navigate to Explorer Bars, Extensions and Toolbar respectively under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ to find and select items related to whitesmoke toolbar > right click on selected item to delete it.
If you use Google Chrome:
Start menu -> launch Search/Run box -> type ‘regedit’ -> hit Enter key -> follow the same process as shown above.
It is worth the mentioning that search.conduit.com and the like malware will help whitesmoke to come back again. It is important to make sure that every vicious items are cleansed out of the computer so that whitesmoke toolbar will not re-emerge. As seldom security utilities are able to flag whitesmoke virus, not to mention delete it, it is recommended to delete whitesmoke toolbar with manual method so that we can avert additional troubles before it introduces in other virus. If you experience any unexpected problem in deleting whitesmoke toolbar in the middle of the process, something evil must have been done to further compromise the computer. Hence, your situation differs from that when we tested whitesmoke toolbar on our virtual machine. But one-on-one assistance will help you out according to your concrete situation quickly.