Remove Downtango Toolbar virus

Hi there. Sometime this week, I downloaded a program that appears to me as useful in downloading files from Internet. After several hours, I noticed that each time I start my PC, Windows prompts if I want to run Downtango. I’ve search for this and find out that it is some form of malware or virus.

Windows asked if for this software every time, when in fact, my Internet browser is already suffering from this virus. My Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome are suffering from Downtango Toolbar. I suspect that the software I have downloaded is the main reason why my browsers are infected with the virus. It gets installed without a prompt.

I already scan the computer with several anti-virus but all found zero infection. I don’t know why security programs are not flagging this software as harmful. It invades my PC so I considered it as some form of attack. Please advise me proper ways to remove Downtango.

Thanks,
Everlyn

1 Response

  1. dennis8080 says:

    Uninstall Downtango Toolbar from Microsoft Windows
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find Downtango Toolbar or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    How to remove Downtango Toolbar on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for Downtango Toolbar entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    Here is Internet Explorer’s frequently asked question for your reference:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Internet-Explorer-add-ons-frequently-asked-questions

    How to Uninstall Downtango Toolbar in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see Downtango Toolbar from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    If you cannot delete the extension, you can simply disable it. See how to manage Google Chrome Extension from this page:
    http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=187443

    How to Remove Downtango Toolbar in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove Downtango Toolbar from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.