Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Uninstall VisualBee/sandbox Toolbar (Steps to Remove VisualBee Toolbar)

‘for some reason in chrome, i have a visual bee or VB toolbar.. i downloaded things earlier that might have added the toolbar, but i deleted all the programs. but its still there? anyone know how to get rid of it. the wrench icon doesnt have an extensions or tools option either’

Such a creepy thing that makes you eagerly want to get it off your browser? Some just say: ‘The toolbar behaves exactly like the Babylon Toolbar.’
VB product has its official site but seems to be a pain for many users and some even get VisualBee (http://visualbee.com/) as default homepage. Here’s the screenshot:

Tense information on VisualBee

VisualBee is by far now identified as a PC threat because its weird behaviors:

  1. without obvious directory;
  2. VisualBee always corrupts and is not working properly;
  3. Uninstallation is prevented by constant errors;
  4. VisualBee runs on the background after you remove it from Control Panel;
  5. Anti-virus program may freezes to hundreds of cookies (it is what Tee Support agents were told)
According to cases that we have received, VisualBee is indeed a pain for PC users. It not only takes over your browser with its site but also takes over your search engine in a bid to lead you to unrelated sites or to collect your information the moment you input confidential info and which is all done by tracking cookies it loads down to the compromised system through the backdoor contributed by vicious registry entries, process and files.

More Should be Noted

As soon as VisualBee/sandbox resides within the system, configuration is modified successfully and cannot be modified back easily. Such modification would place the system in risky situation as security defense is weakened down. To be specific, sites that VisualBee toolbar leads you to may be infected by other virus. Without powerful protection, those virus are able to get in without striking a blow. To highlight, if VisualBee (http://visualbee.com/) ever takes over default homepage, it is a visual backdoor which manages to allow unauthorized access from remote third party. Want to remove it as soon as possible? Follow the steps hereinafter. Or pick up the alternative to live chat with online PC experts now.


Steps to Elaborate How to Uninstall  VisualBee/sandbox Toolbar

1. Disable any suspicious startup items.
For Windows XP:

step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items including those of VisualBee's:

2. Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.

Google Chrome
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to google.com or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.    

Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under ‘General tab;  

3. Disable proxy

  1. Click on Tools on the menu bar
  2. select Internet options
  3. go to Connections tab
  4. select LAN settings at the bottom of the dialog
  5. under the Proxy sever, untick 'use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).'
  6. Click OK 

4. Show hidden files  
a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

c) click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by VisualBee:
%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\[random]

5. Open Windows Task Manager and close all VisualBee running processes.
step: Use CTRL+ALT+DEL combination to open Task Manager  

6. Delete all related files and registry values in your local hard disk C.
step: Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_USERS\.DEFUALT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\[random]

Video Sample Guide on How to Remove VisualBee/sandbox Toolbar


Kind Reminder: if you have visualbee redirect issue and toolbar at the same time, resolving redirect issue doesn't mean you get rid of its toolbar as well. to uninstall VisualBee, one has to remove all related components, or any crap would evoke it. Should you fail to kill VisualBee and to repair the mess of your browser, you are welcome to start a live chat with Tee Support experts 24/7 online for real-time help.

1 comment:

  1. The Visualbee toolbar is not malware - the toolbar may seem like it, but its just an add on to your browser.

    Visualbee is a MS Power point plugin that allows users to design their presentations with the click of a button.

    If you want to remove the visualbee toolbar, the best and fastest way to do so is by following the link: http://www.visualbee.com/uninstall-visualbee.html