Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.60, by Dr. Herong Yang

Removing IE Addon "Google Toolbar"

This section provides a tutorial example on how to remove 'Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer' programs on Windows systems.

When "Google Toolbar" is disabled, the Google toolbar in IE will not be displayed. But some Google Toolbar programs are still running in the background.

Here is what I found on my Windows 7 computer in the HijackThis report:

C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper 
   - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} 
   - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} 
   - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier
   \GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"

To fully remove Google Toolbar programs, I went to Control Panel > Programs and Features. Then locate and click "Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer" to uninstall it.

Reran HijackThis and I saw no Google Toolbar entries in the report.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Tutorial Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 What Is an IE Addon?

 Removing IE Search Provider Addons

 Disabling IE Addon "Google Toolbar"

Removing IE Addon "Google Toolbar"

 Disabling IE Addon "Yahoo! Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "Yahoo! Toolbar"

 Disabling IE Addon "Bing Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "Bing Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "PDF Link Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Skype Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Lync Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Java Plug in SSV Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Shockwave Flash Object"

 Removing IE Addon "Groove GFS Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Office Document Cache Handler"

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

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

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version

Removing IE Addon "Google Toolbar" - Updated in 2014, by Dr. Herong Yang