Removing VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll)

This section provides tutorial notes on how to remove VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll).

Action: I used HijackThis to try to remove the infected VSAdd-in.dll.

1. Ran HijackThis and did a system scan.

2. Found and checked the following items in the scan report:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {46A4E9D9-B30E-452A-8157-DBBEC8573B03}
   - C:\Program Files\VSAdd-in\VSAdd-in.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &VSAdd-in - {74DD705D-6834-439C-A735-A6DBE2677452}
   - C:\Program Files\VSAdd-in\VSAdd-in.dll

3. Clicked "Fix checked".

4. Scanned again. No more VSAdd-in.dll in the report!

Conclusion: Removing VSAdd-in.dll was easy with HijackThis. But you make sure that Trojan Vundo has been removed from the system first. See other chapters in this book for more information on Vundo.

Last update: 2006.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 What Is VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll)?

Removing VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll)

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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