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Remove Certified Toolbar from Chrome, Firefox, IE



Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Certified Toolbar

Command or file name:InstTracker.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


Certified Toolbar intrusion method

Certified Toolbar

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


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How to remove Certified Toolbar manually

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

To get rid of Certified Toolbar, you should:

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

  • InstTracker.exe
  • InstTracker.exe
  • AutocompleteInstallationTracker
  • FireFoxExtensionWithFF8Fix.exe
  • FireFoxInstallation
  • FireFoxUninstaller.exe
  • unins000.exe
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll

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:

  • C:\Program Files\CertifiedToolbar\

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

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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 Certified Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Certified 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 Certified 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 Certified 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 Certified 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 Certified Toolbar
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

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

Remove Certified Toolbar related extensions from your browsers

Certified Toolbar in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Certified Toolbar. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. 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 Certified Toolbar or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Certified 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 Certified Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Certified 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 Certified Toolbar.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

Certified 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 Spyhunter Remediation Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Certified 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 Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

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 Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

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 Spyhunter Remediation Tool.


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

Problem Summary: i still see the ceritified toolbar in my ie browser even after using your tool

I bought the software to delete the certified toolbar and used the tool. Even though my problem is not solved. Still I am seeing certified when I open ie browser

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: certified toolber removal tool

Your certified toolbar removal tool failed to download the necessary files and quit mid-install. Having to install it to windows is acceptable, but this tries to download more things from the internet when run. That is how I got infected with certified toolbar in the first place.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: certified-toolbar

certified-toolbar affects all Microsoft apps, (word, power point, exel) It doesnt affect browsers

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: cant get rid of certified toolbar creating major problems

i just want to delete i have deleted from add and remove still wont go i dont even know how it got on my computer

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Certified Toolbar taking over all browsers and Outlook.

I was trying to download a service manual for my car but instead I got Certifeid Toolbar all over my PC. Can you help me get rid of it?
I have tried a number of FREE removal tools for Certified Toolbar but when I want to activate the tools I am always offered to buy or subscribe the tools and send out my credit card info.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Certified Toolbar

Cud you please help me remove the search.certified.toolbar from my IE and Mozilla.
the malware is also there in my outlook.

I am using Windows XP

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Certified Toolbar

Cud you please help me remove the search.certified.toolbar from my IE and Mozilla.
the malware is also there in my outlook.

I am using Windows XP

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: certified toolbar

cant find those files in any place on my computers
it takes control on all the browsers
how can i remove it?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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