ALOT Toolbar

ALOT Toolbar Description


ScreenshotALOT Toolbar is a semi-malicious browser add-on. While masquerading as a useful search-related for mainstream niche information like cooking recipes or parenting topics, ALOT Toolbar creates unwanted advertisements and alters your homepage with Alothome.com and default search provider with Search.alot.com. ALOT Toolbar may also redirect your browser to dangerous websites or use advertisements that contain links to such sites. Overall, ALOT Toolbar is nothing but a nuisance to the user of the computer ALOT Toolbar is on; you should delete ALOT Toolbar and to avoid becoming a new source of earnings for the company behind this poor browser product.

ALOT Toolbar isn’t the Most Helpful of Browser Helpers


The company behind ALOT Toolbar does its best to market ALOT Toolbar (ALOT Appbar) as a friendly search engine toolbar application, but that’s only part of the real story. After beginning its life as a registered Browser Helper Object (BHO), ALOT Toolbar starts creating pop-up advertisement without your permission. Those advertisements will not leave until ALOT Toolbar itself leaves, too. You’ll definitely know if ALOT Toolbar is still around – a lot Toolbar’s toolbar will be very prominent on your web browser of choice.

Your search results may be hijacked to allow ALOT Toolbar to reap profits from your traffic. This can redirect you to dangerous sites or simply interfere with your ability to find the websites you actually want.
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This can also extend to URLs typed directly into your web browser’s navigation bar, under the excuse of making up for ‘typos.’

ALOT Toolbar also changes your browser’s default homepage to ask.com, giving the site more traffic and preventing you from enjoying the convenience of a homepage of your choosing. Attempts to revert the homepage back to a previous one will usually fail.

ALOT Toolbar is a Tricky ‘Helper’ to Remove


Different users have reported experiences of varying difficulty when trying to remove ALOT Toolbar from their PCs. Some, none, or all of the following may occur:
  • ALOT Toolbar may not show up in your Program Files folder. In some cases, the program files may be hiding under the Hidden folder and file attribute. You can see folders with this attribute by changing settings under the View tab of the Folder Options menu (available under the Tools category).
  • ALOT Toolbar may or may not show up in Control Panel’s provided Add/Remove Programs listings. If it is, you can remove ALOT Toolbar as you would remove any normal application, but this removal method may be incomplete. You’re advised to run a good anti-malware scan to follow this up just in case.
  • Another possibility for getting rid of ALOT Toolbar is to uninstall ALOT Toolbar through your browser’s add-ons management interface. As with other methods, ALOT Toolbar may or may not allow itself to be flushed out in this fashion, but it’s worth a try if you currently lack access to other uninstallation tactics.

Deleting ALOT Toolbar can be done easily by any anti-malware program with a reasonably updated threat database. Just remember to close all browser windows when your favorite anti-malware application is scanning your system, or else ALOT Toolbar may make it through unscathed!

Aliases


Alot Toolbar [Sophos]



ALOT Toolbar Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with ALOT Toolbar? To safely & quickly detect ALOT Toolbar we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Visual & GUI Characteristics


ALOT Toolbar Screenshot 2ALOT Toolbar Screenshot 3

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}alotAppbaralotToolbarHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{A531D99C-5A22-449b-83DA-872725C6D0ED}
Posted: February 7, 2008 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 1/10
Detection Count: 36,148

166 Comments

  • rosemary tomlinson says:

    my conputer run to slow now i have installed this service

  • rosemary tomlinson says:

    makes my computer slow

  • Pat Machtemes says:

    Could I have step by step directions to get rid of this terrible thing?

  • eddie says:

    alot makes my computer slow and i have problems with the start up and closing

  • salvatore cangelosi says:

    remove alot from my computer

  • alvin cornett says:

    what is the BEST way to get rid of this nasty thing

  • neilred says:

    Please tell me how to remove Alot from my computer.

  • carole young says:

    please uninstall this terrible alot app

  • helena says:

    I AM TRYING TO GET RID OF THIS ALOT BUT I CAN’T GET IT. CAN YOU,PLEASE, HELP ME???

  • Gary says:

    How in the hell do you remove this horrible app?

  • Tanko Ahmed says:

    delete alot tool bar from my computer

  • Tanko Ahmed says:

    please help me delete alot tool bar fro my computer

  • Bobbie says:

    I am unable to remove ALOT Toolbar from my browser. Please help me!!

  • Bev says:

    Please tell me how to remove Alot toolbar. It is one of the worse downloads I have made.

  • Mary Lou Crumley says:

    Please remove ALOT toolbar from my laptop. I do not need it. Thank you

  • Karnika says:

    pl call , . iwish to remove my alot tool bar.it is blocking me from other apps.

  • William MacGregor says:

    Please remove ALOT Toolbar from my computer.

  • denise wallis says:

    Do not want ALOT tool bar anymore

  • karen says:

    Trying to track a USPS package and ALOT got on my PC and now blocks other programs. I have uninstalled several times and it keeps reappearing.

  • Richard D Healy says:

    Please help me remove alot on my pc, im not sure how it got on my pc. I tried myself, but not successful.

  • loretta says:

    how do you delete alot from my pc?

  • sayrac says:

    little old lady need to remove ALOT from mac–help

  • john g. parisi says:

    Please romove (alot) tool bar from my computer, I don’t know how it ended up on my computer.

  • Phoenix says:

    SPYHUNTER is indeed useful as ALOT bypasses most Spyware and Antivirus scanners but the best way is a manual removal of each and every component! Its a nightmare! As with any of these toolbars – A simple uninstall or spyware NEVER enough!

  • Eggplant 13 says:

    AFTER GOING THRU THE NORMAL REMOVAL METHOD (CONTROL PANEL, UNINSTALL PROGRAM); AND USING ANOTHER QUITE SUCESSFUL ANTI-VIRUS, ANTI-MALWARE, ANTI-SPYWARE & SHIFTING THRU EACH FILE ..AND ONLY TO HAVE \’ALOT TOOLBAR\’ RAISE IT\’S UGLY HEAD
    I\’D FINALLY BROKE DOWN & OUT OF SHEER DUMB LUCK; i\’D FOUND THIS PHONE.ALTHOUGH THE FIRST GUY SOUNDED VERY, VERY, BRITISH (LIKE OUT OF PBS-MASTERPIECE THEATHER); I WAS ABLE TO PUSH #4 AND TALK DIRECTLY WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE.
    THIS CUSTOMER SERVICE REP SOUNDED ALOT LIKE \’EDNA\’ (THE DESIGNER FOR MR. INCREDIBLE !) BUT AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN WAS ABLE TO HELP ME REMOVE THE \’ALOT TOOLBAR\’ WITH NO HASSLE!
    . DIAL:1-212-231-2000, PUSH #4-CUSTOMER SERVICE. I THINK THIS IS EITHER A WASHINGTON D.C. PHONE NUMBER OF A NEW YORK CITY PHONE NUMBER. EITHER WAY, THIS COMPANY IS LOCATED IN EASTERN TIME-ZONE.
    MS. \’EDNA\’ STATES THAT THE \’ALOT\’ COMPANY & IT\’S BROSWER ARE NOT A ADWARE, NOR A SPYWARE, OR A MALWARE WHICH IS WHY IT CAN\’T BE REMOVED THAT WAY.
    BUT, IT IS POSSIBLE TO REMOVE IT THRU THE CONTROL PANEL BUT ALL OTHER BROWSER MUST BE CLOSED FIRST & YOU HAVE TO HAVE CHOSEN A DEFAULT BROSER OR HOMEPAGE OF YOUR OWN CHOOSINF FIRST.
    SHE WAS QUITE NICE. I\’D EVEN OFFERED TOSEND HER A KEY LIME PIE FOR BEING SO HELPFUL. I HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE ELSE TOO1 GOODLUCK!

  • fernanda says:

    excluir este programa

  • lowrie1961@talktalk.net says:

    delete alot

  • Bobby Harrison says:

    Please remove alot from my Mac

  • gabriel says:

    just removeit please

  • harry melzer says:

    elliminate alot it is horrible

  • youngs lodey says:

    well this tool bar is not the gut one, today as i opened my browser, there was just discusting images.

  • Val says:

    Get out stupid toolbar ! It\’s ruin all my time!

  • feelgood says:

    i want to know how to manualy remove alot tool bar from my computer please

  • RUDY3D says:

    most idiot toolbar in the world

  • Carol says:

    Can you get rid off this toolbar…Alot..it’s slowing down my PC imensely!!!!!!!!!!please help…

  • mary norton says:

    I cannot remove alot from my computer

  • Carrie Seydel says:

    How do I remove this ALOT from my computer?? I don’t care for it. I didn’t ask for it and I don’t like it.

  • sittlerdorothy says:

    I can’t use what I wanted from this toolbar
    extra sites seem to have appeared without request
    now I don’t know how to rid myself of this problem

  • stella eunice says:

    ATOOLBAR MUST BE DELETED FROM MY COMP.

  • Elizabeth Churm says:

    I can\\\’t unload my ALOT toolbar. I want it gone ASAP.
    Elizabeth Churm

  • Elizabeth says:

    help! the ALOT toolbar is not showing up in my windows file search, also it would not allow me to delete the registry keys when i tried. Any help would be much appreciated!

  • AngelOfDeath says:

    About 3 weeks ago my girlfriend took it upon herself to download FREE word software from a site I never heard of. She said look at this COOL TOOLBAR. When I heard the word TOOLBAR I knew I was in deep! Then after I heard about the FREE WORD software I WENT OFFFF!!!!! The software was clean but I still removed it and found, isolated and removed everything pertaining to alot toolbar. ran spybot, windows malware scan and crap JUNK microsoft security essentials and nothing was found so I was free and clear right???? WRONG today I found out my debit card number was used overseas for the amount of $789.32 leaving my account with a NEGITIVE $229.24 balance and overdraft fees of $30.00 lol!!! I have had many nasty viruses and removed them myself like the hide desktop. After its gone without a trace It will reinstall, Its hiding more than what you know and is a hackers dream. Do what you like, try to remove it yourself and take a chance. I Canceled everything and am signing off to wipe the entire computer clean. Do not rely on microsoft security essentials and self help sites. Please bring your pc in or do it the right way! The toolbar is the main suspect so far but amazon or paypal could have been compromised. A year ago targets credit processing company was compromised and lead to the cancellation of hundreds of thousands card numbers so anything is possible. I will find out one way or the other where this came from and will let you know. I will now only use prepaid cards and recommend others to do the same! Good luck to one and all. I will update the info I find out as I go along,

  • Calvin says:

    I tryed everthing to get rid of alot so far no luck

  • shannon says:

    very helpful,
    i do not like the alot toolbar

  • Dawn says:

    I have followed your instructions and still cannot delete ALO. HELP

  • quer63w says:

    remove anything to do with ALOT TOOLbar

  • Mohit says:

    Thank you so much. Your Manual Removal Instructions works and I have successfully uninstalled the ALOT toolbar. Once again Thank you very much.

  • farooq says:

    good responce

  • larry culleton says:

    HOW DO I REMOVE alot FROM MY MAM> 10.4.11. PLEASE HELPPPPPP>> THANX

  • Philip Russell says:

    Beware: ALOT Toolbar prevented MS IExplorer from starting on my Visas PC, on one user logon only. I don’t know how it got installed; everyone denied allowing it to install. Un-ticking “Enable third-party browser extensions” in the Internet option gave temporary relief, and uninstalling A LOT Toolbar fixed it permanently (hopefully).

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