Toolbar

Classification

PUA

Toolbar

W32

Toolbar

Summary

A web browser plugin that provides additional features or functions which are not included in the stock web browser program.

Removal

Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will quarantine the file.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it to F-Secure Labs for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Find out more

Knowledge Base

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User Guide

See the user guide for your product on the Help Center.

Contact Support

Chat with or call an expert for help.

Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

Toolbars are popular third-party programs that users can install to improve their experience of using a web browser. Many toolbars provide new features or functions that are not available in the standard web browser program, such as saving video files or manipulating images.

As these are third-party programs that must interact with the stock web browser program, there is a possibility that the toolbar's code may cause unexpected behavior, or introduce unexpected security risks.

Some toolbars also silently perform changes to the web browser that may be considered potentially unwanted, such as changing the home page or search engine settings, or displaying unsolicited advertising material.

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