Remove v9.com homepage & v9 community toolbar hijacker

“V9 community toolbar ” is a browser adware and hijacker program, that modifies your Internet search settings to V9.com search engine (search.v9.com) or to “conduit search engine (search.conduit.com)”, it changes your Internet home page to "v9" or to search.conduit.com, it performs browsing redirects and displays malicious pop-ups and advertisements from unknown vendors. 

The "v9.com” installer program is bundled inside other free software installation programs and for that reason you must always pay attention when you install free software on your computer.

You can easily remove "v9.com” search settings from your computer, by following the steps below:

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How to remove "v9” software from your computer:

Step 1. Uninstall applications installed from "v9” software from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

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3. In the program list, find and Remove/Uninstall these applications:

a. V9 Toolbar

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Step 2. Manually remove “V9 Toolbar” & search settings from your Internet browser.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove V9 Toolbar & V9.com search settings from Internet Explorer and restore IE search settings.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Internet Options”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.

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2. At “General” tab, Delete the “v9.com/newtab” or “search.conduit.com” entry from “Home page” box and type your preferred Home Page (e.g. www.google.com)

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3. Then press “Settings” in Search section. *

Notice*: If you want to modify search settings in Internet explorer while in main Internet Explorer window, just press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 (on the top right corner) and choose “Manage Add-ons” .

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4. On “Search Providers” options, choose and “Set as default” a search provider other than “V9 Customized Web Search”.

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5. Then choose the “V9 Customized Web Search” and click Remove.

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6. Choose “Toolbars and Extensions” on the left pane and then select & disable all unwanted Toolbars and extensions:

a. V9 Toolbar

 

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Google Chrome

How to remove V9 Toolbar & V9.com search settings from Google Chrome and restore Chrome search settings.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu image and choose "Settings".

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2. Find the "On startup" section and choose "Set Pages".

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3. Delete the "V9 Portal Site – v9.com – v9.com/newtab" page from startup pages by pressing the "X" symbol on the right.

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4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. http://www.google.com) and press "OK".

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5. Under “Appearance” section, check to enable the “Show Home button” option and choose “Change”.

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6. Delete the “v9.com” entry from “Open this page” box.

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7. Type (if you like) you preferred webpage to open when you press your “Home page” button (e.g. www.google.com) or leave this field blank and press “OK”.

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8. Go to "Search" section and choose "Manage search engines".

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9. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press "Make default".

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10. Then choose the "V9.com" search engine and remove it by pressing the "X" symbol at the right. Choose "Done" to close "Search engines" window.

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11. Choose "Extensions" on the left.

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12. In “Extensions” options remove the “V9 Speed Dial” extension by clicking the recycle icon at the right.

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13. Close all Google Chrome windows and proceed to Step 3.

Mozilla Firefox

How to remove V9 Toolbar & V9.com search settings from Mozilla Firefox and restore Firefox search settings..

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and go “Options”.

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2. In “General” tab delete the “http://v9.com” page from “Home Page” box and type your preferred HomePage (e.g. http://www.google.com).

Press “OK” when finish.

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3. From Firefox menu, go to “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.

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4. Choose “Extensions” on the left and then make sure that “V9 extension doesn’t exist.*

* If “V9” extension exists, then press the “Remove” button in that line.

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5. Choose “Plugins” on the left and remove all “V9” or (and) “Conduit” plugins.

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6. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 3: Clean remaining registry entries using “AdwCleaner”.

1. Download and save “AdwCleaner” utility to your desktop.

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2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open ”AdwCleaner” from your desktop.

3. Press “Delete”.

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4. Press “OK” at “AdwCleaner – Information” window and press “OK” again to restart your computer.

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5. When your computer restarts, close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and continue to the next step.

Step 4. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary Internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 5. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

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*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 6. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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