Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Increase Your Computer’s Browsing Speed By Removing WhiteSmoke Toolbar

WhiteSmoke toolbar is a browser-hijacking program that could give you numerous troubles. This toolbar is installed on the computer without the user’s knowledge. Once this toolbar is installed in your computer, it can change your homepage in the internet browser and lead to browser redirection issues. It can also make your internet browser load web pages slower than before. Now, the WhiteSmoke toolbar removal is a simple task it requires only a few steps. In this post, we will find out how to remove this program from your computer and avoid browser redirection issues.

Remove from Add or remove programs

  • Open the Start menu and click on Control Panel. 
  • Select the option Add or remove programs to open the list of applications in your computer. 
  • From the list of programs, find WhiteSmoke toolbar. Select it and click the option Remove. 
  • Follow the steps to remove the toolbar from your computer. 
Even though you might have uninstalled the program from your computer, you will find that traces of the programs are still left behind. Therefore, you need to remove these files manually from your computer. Follow the steps below to remove the unwanted files and folders of the program.
  • Double click to open My Computer from the desktop window.
  • Open the C: drive in your computer.
  • Double click the folder Program Files. Locate the folder with the tile WhiteSmoke Toolbar. Click the folder and press the keys, Shift and Del simultaneously to remove the folder and files stored in it from your computer.
  • Go to the following location in your computer. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe. You will find that the Application Data folder will have an exe file with any random name. The name could be a combination of words and numbers. Delete this file permanently.
The next step is to remove the registry entries of the program. For this, follow the steps listed below.
  • Open the Start menu and launch the Run window.
  • In the Run window, enter regedit and press OK. This will launch the Registry Editor window.
  • Locate and delete the following registry entries.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random 
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\UninstallString = %AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe –u
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 (Default)=1?
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce 5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256
Once you complete the process of removing the above registry entries, restart your computer. With this, the WhiteSmoke toolbar removal process will be over. For further assistance, you may contact our technical support team.

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