FirstSearchBar Virus Removal

I have a FirstSearchBar virus on my computer. It has slowed down my Internet browsing due to heavy redirect and pop-up ads. The browser also has this FirstSearchBar Toolbar that is placed on Google Chrome and Firefox without my approval. When I first open the browser, it will show Google as my home page, then, in a few seconds it will get redirected to random site. Searching the web is also affected by this FirstSearchBar virus. Clicking on search result link will not deliver the actual web page but another unknown web address that contains ads.

FirstSearchBar first appeared after I have downloaded a flash player. My friend told me that I may have acquired the fake update. Instead of updating my flash, adware is installed on my PC instead. I don’t see any presence of this program update on my add/remove program. How am I going to uninstall it if there is no executable button?

I am so tired of searching the web for FirstSearchBar removal including the unwanted toolbar. Several sites I have visited are requiring paid version of different programs they are offering. I am not fool to spend for overpriced software just to remove FirstSearchBar virus. I know that I can get rid of it through the help of the experts here.

Thanks and more power,


  1. josh

    Here is the general guide for removing adware and unwanted plug-ins from the browser. It is important to scan the computer with adwcleaner after manually removing First Search Bar.

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

    How to remove FirstSearchBar on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for FirstSearchBar 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:

    How to Uninstall FirstSearchBar 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 FirstSearchBar 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:

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

  2. Rawan

    Hi Luke you could try but you might be better off unilstanling and re-installing the VL edition. Note: if you have the trial installed and purchased the regular retail copy you can just enter the product key and it will allow the program to work beyond the trial period.

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