Kiwee Toolbar

Kiwee Toolbar is another example of potentially unwanted program. It can get inside the computer without user’s permission. Most of the time, this program is wrapped to various freeware or shareware. You may not be aware but installing such program may also load unknown software into the PC. In the case of Kiwee Toolbar, it is installed as a browser helper object. It runs when affected Internet browser opens.

Unlike viruses, Kiwee Toolbar may possess distinct characteristics. It may not be as harmful as computer virus but this unwanted program can be much annoying once it gets part of the browser. Kiwee Toolbar not only integrates toolbar on the browser. It can modify certain settings that will redirect your searches to malicious or unknown web pages. In addition, Kiwee Toolbar can display excessive pop-up advertisements when you are surfing the web. If the code is installed in full, your home page may also be affected by replacing it with unknown search engine that aims to generate revenue though ads within its content.

As you can see, Kiwee Toolbar is malicious. It was made with malicious intent of utilizing your computer for its authors gain. We highly suggest removing this unwanted software with the help of tools and program provided on this page. Scanning the computer with your installed anti-virus product may not totally delete Kiwee Toolbar because as mentioned, it is not a virus. For this type of threat, anti-malware products are more valuable.

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Kiwee Toolbar

Signs and Symptoms of Kiwee Toolbar Infection:

Internet browser may exhibit pop-up advertisements
Adware, including Kiwee Toolbar are made to generate online revenue by promoting products through ads that it will display on affected browser.

Requested web page will get redirect to unknown URL
With the modifications carried out by Kiwee Toolbar, search results and requested web page will be rerouted to URL specified by the adware.

Kiwee Toolbar can integrate modules on the browser
Toolbar can be added by the adware on the browser which consists of various buttons promoting several web sites and online services.

How to Remove Kiwee Toolbar

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.

14 Comments

  1. webmaster (Post author)

    1. Download and install Unlocker from FileHippo
    2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open Task Manager
    3. Go to Process Tab
    4. If there is a presence of kiwee.exe, click on it and press End Process.
    5. Browse the Kiwee folder. C/:PROGRAM FILES/KIWEE TOOLBAR
    6. Right Click on the folder, then click UNLOCKER on the options
    7. Select DELETE and follow the prompts.
    8. Restart your computer.

  2. Ellie

    i got it and just got rid of it today after it nearly destroyed my pc.
    I had to format my whole computer anyone with it should do this if they have it.
    If you want to keep your files burn them to disk then just add them when the computer is finished reformating.

  3. Ramathorn

    I DL the Unlocker and I don’t see the unlock tab when I right click on the file folder. I am running vista 64 bit. Some one HELP hate this dang TOOL BAR.

  4. Angel

    I am also using Vista 64 bit and do not see the Unlock option when I right click on the Kiwee folder. CAn anyone suggest a way around this? Please! I hate this Kiwee toolbar =/ it’s Evil.

  5. Morten Lundsgaard

    Hi Angle.

    I also have Vista 64 bit, and I like you culd not see the unlock option, but then try and delete it with the delete button anyway and that suddenly work…for me it did.

    best of lock

  6. Morten Lundsgaard

    Hi Angle.

    I also have Vista 64 bit, ind I like you culd not see the unlock option, but then try and delete it with the delete button anyway and that suddenly work…for me it did.

    best of lock

  7. William

    I got rid of the kiwee folder and now it won’t let me open IE and it says it has performed an illegal operation. What now?

  8. William

    I am using xp pro

  9. webmaster (Post author)

    William, try to download and install the laters version of IE.

  10. Karina

    Restart your system in Safe Mode, by pressing F8 repeatedly. Choose Safe Mode. Then go to C: to Program Files (x86), find kiwee toolbar, right click on it and choose delete. Restart your system.

  11. gen

    Ramathorn
    January 18th, 2009 at 6:22 pm 3

    I DL the Unlocker and I don’t see the unlock tab when I right click on the file folder. I am running vista 64 bit. Some one HELP hate this dang TOOL BAR.

    I have vista 64 too
    Restart you computer and just delete it
    you will not see unlock it just works

  12. Kelley

    I have a vista 64 bit and had this problem awhile ago. the unlocker thing doesnt really work for vista 64 bit. You have to put your comp in safe mode and delete the file while your in safe mode. best of luck!

  13. Nikki

    ok i have windows vista and i have read ppls replies about the unlocker and mine just say unistall i click it and nothing its still ther what can i do URGENT HELP NEEDED IMMED.

  14. Kit

    Nortons has blocked the “Unlocker” file. It says that it contains the Heuristic vrus

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