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Remove Happytofind Toolbar from Chrome, Firefox, IE



Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Happytofind Toolbar

Command or file name:9

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

Happytofind Toolbar also uses peculiarities of client-side JavaScript to install itself without user attaintment about it. 92 % of called in question buyers told they didn't remember about Happytofind Toolbar existance on their machines. Some Happytofind Toolbar display advertisings to specific Web sites that buyers use. Advertisement is also a way Happytofind Toolbar tracks user action and habits. Security Stronghold understands all about Happytofind Toolbar, Happytofind Toolbar removal tools and how consumers should remove Happytofind Toolbar during the procedure of Happytofind Toolbar removal. Support the battling against Happytofind Toolbar by downloading our Happytofind Toolbar removal tool and executing Happytofind Toolbar removal operation.


Happytofind Toolbar intrusion method

Usually Happytofind Toolbar comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to Happytofind Toolbar. Happytofind Toolbar copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is 9. Then it creates new startup key with name Happytofind Toolbar and value 9. You can also find it in your processes list with name 9 or Happytofind Toolbar. Also, it can create folder with name Happytofind Toolbar under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Happytofind Toolbar, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Happytofind Toolbar from your browsers below.


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How to remove Happytofind Toolbar manually

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

To get rid of Happytofind Toolbar, you should:

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

  • scabar.exe
  • htftool.dll
  • scabar[1].exe

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 SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\happytofindtoolbar\

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

  • Key: MotleyFool.StockBar.1
  • Key: MotleyFool.StockBar.1\CLSID
  • Key: MotleyFool.StockBar
  • Key: MotleyFool.StockBar\CLSID
  • Key: MotleyFool.StockBar\CurVer
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Happytofind Toolbar_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Setup Version
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Happytofind Toolbar_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: App Path
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Happytofind Toolbar_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Icon Group
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Happytofind Toolbar_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: User
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Happytofind Toolbar_is1

    Value: DisplayName
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Happytofind Toolbar_is1

    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    Value: {A6790AA5-C6C7-4BCF-A46D-0FDAC4EA90EB}
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Happytofind Toolbar_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: App Path
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Happytofind Toolbar_is1

    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{A6790AA5-C6C7-4BCF-A46D-0FDAC4EA90EB}
    \iexplore

    Value: Count
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{A6790AA5-C6C7-4BCF-A46D-0FDAC4EA90EB}
    \iexplore

    Value: Time

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 SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Happytofind Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Happytofind 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 Happytofind 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 SpyHunter 5 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 Happytofind 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 Happytofind 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 Happytofind Toolbar
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

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

Remove Happytofind Toolbar related extensions from your browsers

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

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Happytofind Toolbar removal use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Happytofind Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Happytofind 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 Happytofind Toolbar.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

Happytofind 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 Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Happytofind 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 Stronghold AntiMalware.

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 Stronghold AntiMalware.

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 Stronghold AntiMalware.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Happytofind Toolbar and 9 we received earlier:

Problem Summary: virus HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ex

Does anyone know of a tool that will aid in cleaning this out ?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

This problem often comes with: remove cydoor

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