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Remove FastFinder Toolbar from Chrome, Firefox, IE

Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:FastFinder Toolbar

Command or file name:iexplore_dbg.exe

Threat type:Toolbars

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

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FastFinder Toolbar intrusion method

Usually FastFinder Toolbar comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to FastFinder Toolbar. FastFinder Toolbar copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is iexplore_dbg.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name FastFinder Toolbar and value iexplore_dbg.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name iexplore_dbg.exe or FastFinder Toolbar. Also, it can create folder with name FastFinder Toolbar under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about FastFinder Toolbar, please ask below. You can use programs to remove FastFinder Toolbar from your browsers below.

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How to remove FastFinder Toolbar manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with FastFinder Toolbar, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by FastFinder Toolbar.

To get rid of FastFinder Toolbar, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • fastfindertoolbar.exe
  • fftoolbar.dll
  • showff.exe
  • nnmgr.bin
  • nnmgr.dat
  • nnmgr.exe
  • nne.bin
  • nnv.bin
  • preuninstallff.exe
  • fftoolbartb0300.cfg
  • search006.bmp
  • domain.txt
  • errorlog.txt
  • default.not
  • _ticker_ticker.txt
  • fftoolbar.exe
  • default.ico
  • t12687.tmp
  • t15187.tmp
  • t15671.tmp
  • t16171.tmp
  • t16734.tmp
  • t17578.tmp
  • t17734.tmp
  • t16328.tmp
  • t16359.tmp

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use FastFinder Toolbar Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\fastfinder\
  • %programfiles%\fftoolbar toolbar\
  • %programfiles%\fftoolbar toolbar\cache\
  • %programfiles%\fftoolbar toolbar\cache\newcfg\
  • %programfiles%\fftoolbar toolbar\cache\favicons\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3D}
  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3D}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: fftoolbar.FFTOOLBARMenu Button
  • Key: fftoolbar.FFTOOLBARMenu Button\Clsid
  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3D}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3C}
  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3C}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: fftoolbar.FFTOOLBARToggle Button
  • Key: fftoolbar.FFTOOLBARToggle Button\Clsid
  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3C}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3B}
  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3B}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: fftoolbar.FFTOOLBAR
  • Key: fftoolbar.FFTOOLBAR\Clsid
  • Key: CLSID\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3B}\ProgID
    Value: BitmapVersion
  • Key: Software\FFTOOLBAR TOOLBAR\Options
    Value: PopupBlockerEnabled
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Button\Search
    Value: URLBase
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Button
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Menu\Main
    Value: URL
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Menu
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Option\NewsFeed
    Value: LastUpdate
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Option
  • Key: Software\FFTOOLBAR TOOLBAR\Config
  • Key: Software\FFTOOLBAR TOOLBAR\Config\fftoolbartb0300
    Value: LastDown
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Nnmgr
    Value: dcsp
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FastFinder
    Value: UninstallString
    Value: SetupInit
    Value: BarID
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    Value: {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3B}
  • Key: Software\FastFinder
    Value: DistributionID
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Option\NewsFeed
    Value: Selection
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Option\NewsFeed
    Value: Speed
  • Key: Software\FastFinder\Button\Search
    Value: URL
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Nnmgr
    Value: dhpp
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Nnmgr
    Value: dlm
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Nnmgr
    Value: dpk
  • Key: Software\Nnmgr
    Value: dss
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FastFinder
    Value: DisplayName
    Value: LastLeft
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
    Value: {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-86FF-FD60BB9AAE3B}
    Value: BarID
    Value: AlertFlag
  • Key: Software\FFTOOLBAR TOOLBAR\Config\fftoolbartb0300
    Value: MaxAge

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use FastFinder Toolbar Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall FastFinder Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for FastFinder Toolbar entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If FastFinder Toolbar won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use FastFinder Toolbar Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find FastFinder Toolbar under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with FastFinder Toolbar or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to FastFinder Toolbar
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find FastFinder Toolbar related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove FastFinder Toolbar related extensions from your browsers

FastFinder Toolbar in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to FastFinder Toolbar. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to FastFinder Toolbar or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective FastFinder Toolbar removal use FastFinder Toolbar Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to FastFinder Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm FastFinder Toolbar removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to FastFinder Toolbar.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

FastFinder Toolbar can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to FastFinder Toolbar before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with FastFinder Toolbar and iexplore_dbg.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: freezing of computer

While surfing computer, the computer will freeze or be very slow to start, i have a d-link connected to my sons computer would this be a concern.


Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: i down load something but i tried to deleted

I down load something an i cant seem to deleted it

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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