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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:FindFM Toolbar

Command or file name:findfmtoolbar.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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FindFM Toolbar intrusion method

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


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How to remove FindFM Toolbar manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with FindFM 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 FindFM Toolbar.

To get rid of FindFM Toolbar, you should:

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

  • findfmtoolbar.exe
  • 1a.bmp
  • error.html

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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\findfm toolbar\
  • %programfiles%\findfm toolbar\cache\

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

  • Key: XBTB04482.IEToolbar\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}\TypeLib
  • Key: XBTB04482.IEToolbar.1
  • Key: XBTB04482.IEToolbar.1\CLSID
  • Key: XBTB04482.IEToolbar
  • Key: XBTB04482.IEToolbar\CLSID
  • Key: ToolBand.XBTB04482.1
  • Key: ToolBand.XBTB04482.1\CLSID
  • Key: ToolBand.XBTB04482
  • Key: ToolBand.XBTB04482\CLSID
  • Key: ToolBand.XBTB04482\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{500FDD22-3E0A-4d8f-89D5-85D2D4474BAD}
  • Key: CLSID\{500FDD22-3E0A-4d8f-89D5-85D2D4474BAD}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{500FDD22-3E0A-4d8f-89D5-85D2D4474BAD}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{500FDD22-3E0A-4d8f-89D5-85D2D4474BAD}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{500FDD22-3E0A-4d8f-89D5-85D2D4474BAD}\TypeLib
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{500FDD22-3E0A-4d8f-89D5-85D2D4474BAD}
  • Key: TypeLib\{E19C63E9-89D1-4E91-90EB-356975459F11}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key: TypeLib\{E19C63E9-89D1-4E91-90EB-356975459F11}\1.0\HELPDIR
  • Key: Interface\{DDBB949A-B77B-485B-8280-154CB891E91B}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: TypeLib\{E19C63E9-89D1-4E91-90EB-356975459F11}\1.0
  • Key: TypeLib\{E19C63E9-89D1-4E91-90EB-356975459F11}\1.0\FLAGS
  • Key: Interface\{DDBB949A-B77B-485B-8280-154CB891E91B}
  • Key: Interface\{DDBB949A-B77B-485B-8280-154CB891E91B}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{DDBB949A-B77B-485B-8280-154CB891E91B}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{005C41AE-7BB0-4EC3-BA86-BA00084C430B}
  • Key: Interface\{005C41AE-7BB0-4EC3-BA86-BA00084C430B}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{005C41AE-7BB0-4EC3-BA86-BA00084C430B}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{005C41AE-7BB0-4EC3-BA86-BA00084C430B}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key:
    software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}
  • Key: software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}
    \iexplore

    Value: Count
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\XBTB09543.XBTB09543
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\XBTB09543.XBTB09543\CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\XBTB09543.XBTB09543\CurVer
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\XBTB09543.XBTB09543.1
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\XBTB09543.XBTB09543.1\CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.XBTB09543
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.XBTB09543.1
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.XBTB09543\CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.XBTB09543.1\CLSID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.XBTB09543\CurVer
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}

    Value: ButtonText
  • Key:
    software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}
  • Key: software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}
    \iexplore

    Value: Count
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}\InprocServer32

    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}\ProgID
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}\Programmable
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}\TypeLib
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}
  • Key: CLSID\{BE1154D5-E272-44ae-AA7D-93E4C9A7DCDF}
  • Key: CLSID\{BE1154D5-E272-44ae-AA7D-93E4C9A7DCDF}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{BE1154D5-E272-44ae-AA7D-93E4C9A7DCDF}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{BE1154D5-E272-44ae-AA7D-93E4C9A7DCDF}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{BE1154D5-E272-44ae-AA7D-93E4C9A7DCDF}\TypeLib
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{BE1154D5-E272-44ae-AA7D-93E4C9A7DCDF}
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: Scope
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: TBShow
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: TBPos
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: TBWidth
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: TBBreak
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: uninstallMsg
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: updateMsg
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: autoUpdateMsg
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: versionError
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: connectionError
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: lastVersionMsg
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: contextMenuItemName
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: closeAllWindowsForUpdate
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: firstURL
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: serverpath
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: updateUrl
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: urlAfterUpdate
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: urlAfterUninstall
  • Key: software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\CmdMapping
    Value: {01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}
  • Key: software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks
    Value: {01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}
  • Key: software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}
    \iexplore

    Value: Type
  • Key: software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}
    \iexplore

    Value: Time
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}

    Value: CLSID
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}

    Value: ClsidExtension
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}

    Value: Default Visible
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}

    Value: HotIcon
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}

    Value: Icon
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}

    Value: MenuStatusBar
  • Key:
    SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{01E69986-A054-4C52-ABE8-EF63DF1C5211}

    Value: MenuText
  • Key: software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}
    \iexplore

    Value: Type
  • Key: software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2F8F639C-94E4-4f25-A28F-D67D66AD6F84}
    \iexplore

    Value: Time
  • Key: software\XBTB04482\Toolbar
    Value: LastCheckTime

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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall FindFM Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for FindFM 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 FindFM 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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find FindFM 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 FindFM 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 FindFM Toolbar
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

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

Remove FindFM Toolbar related extensions from your browsers

FindFM 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 FindFM 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 FindFM Toolbar or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective FindFM Toolbar removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to FindFM Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm FindFM 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 FindFM Toolbar.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

FindFM 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 FindFM 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.


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