Do you know what Gxvpsafm Toolbar is?
Gxvpsafm Toolbar is another malicious toolbar that comes from a Trojan infection such as Zlob. Gxvpsafm Toolbar may perform actions to redirect you to a website that promotes rogue anti-spyware which you do not want on your computer.
Just like any other malicious toolbar that hackers create, it has a funny name. You cannot even pronounce the word Gxvpsafm. Gxvpsafm is not even a word, it is garbled letters describing a garbage toolbar. Gxvpsafm Toolbar is nothing but a distraction and attempt to you to spend your money on a rogue application. Do not fall for the tricks that Gxvpsafm Toolbar has such as displaying messages that reads "Insecure Internet Activity - Threat of Virus Attack".
In non-techie terms: Gxvpsafm Toolbar was found to be related to Antivirus 2008 and Antivirus 2008 Pro which are both fake anti-spyware programs. Many times malicious toolbars are tied to a specific rogue that it trys to get you to install and eventually purchase. You will only be wasting your time and money if you purchase any program related to Gxvpsafm Toolbar.
Gxvpsafm Toolbar may resemble this image of a fake toolbar:
Gxvpsafm Toolbar Automatic Removal Instructions
Gxvpsafm Toolbar Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Gxvpsafm Toolbar manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Gxvpsafm Toolbar will be removed completely. So read the Gxvpsafm Toolbar removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Gxvpsafm Toolbar Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Gxvpsafm Toolbar if found.
- To stop Gxvpsafm Toolbar processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Gxvpsafm Toolbar processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister Gxvpsafm Toolbar DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these Gxvpsafm Toolbar DLLs:
To locate the Gxvpsafm Toolbar DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type Gxvpsafm Toolbar and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the Gxvpsafm Toolbar DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Gxvpsafm Toolbar Directories.
To find Gxvpsafm Toolbar directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Gxvpsafm Toolbar directories:
Right-click on the Gxvpsafm Toolbar folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Gxvpsafm Toolbar and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Gxvpsafm Toolbar could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Gxvpsafm Toolbar icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Gxvpsafm Toolbar manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your Gxvpsafm Toolbar problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Gxvpsafm Toolbar will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.