How to remove the Toolbar32 malware

Most antivirus programs classify c9pPYtag0O.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Neobar.a (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Toolbar32 software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Toolbar32 and how to get rid of it.

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C9pPYtag0O.dll file information

The process known as Toolbar32 belongs to software VK Downloader by Ekaterina Afanasova.

Description: C9pPYtag0O.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. C9pPYtag0O.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\VK Downloader\IEEF\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 269,552 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 3C6CF3C0-D800-4B4D-A3D8-8ADE406523B6. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. C9pPYtag0O.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with c9pPYtag0O.dll, you can ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall VK Downloader software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify c9pPYtag0O.dll related errors

Important: You should check the c9pPYtag0O.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Toolbar32 has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving c9pPYtag0O issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active c9pPYtag0O process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the c9pPYtag0O.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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