Claro LTD Toolbar

Claro LTD Toolbar is considered as adware program. It was developed by Montera Technologies LTD and comes bundled with free programs. Naturally, Claro LTD Toolbar is executed by user unknowingly while installing the desired software. Although, there are options not to install this adware but due to lack of notice, it is often loaded by default.

Once Claro LTD Toolbar is installed as an add-ons, its main objective is to dominate the search engine by setting itself as the default. Surprisingly, it replaces the existing settings without asking for user’s approval. This add-on also enables a toolbar with various functions such as Facebook, Youtube, and other links to popular web sites and services. These are the same reason why Claro LTD Toolbar is tagged as an adware.

In order to remove the program, there are certain ways you need to carry out. Aside from removing the main component from Add/Remove Programs of Windows, you have to run an anti-malware scan just to make sure that it is totally deleted.

TypeHijacker
Sub-TypeAdd-ons
OS AffectedWindows

What are the Symptoms of Claro Toolbar?

If this add-on is installed, it will change your default home page to a Claro LTD search bar. It also inserts a toolbar known as Claro LTD Toolbar.

Claro Toolbar LTD

Enable Claro Toolbar

Follow these procedures to remove Claro LTD Toolbar

Uninstall the Claro LTD Toolbar via Windows Control Panel

1. Go to Start > Control Panel
2. Under Programs, click on Uninstall a program. It will open a program and features window where in you can uninstall, change, or repair installed software.

3. Look for the name Claro LTD Toolbar and highlight the item.

Uninstall Claro LTD

4. Click on Uninstall button (beside Organize) at the top to remove the program automatically.

5. If it prompts for confirmation, please click OK to proceed.

Procedures to Remove Claro LTD Add-ons and Extensions from your Internet Browser

Remove Claro LTD Toolbar and Extension from Internet Explorer 8 and 9:

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Manage add-ons. It will open a window where in you can view and manage Internet Explorer add-ons.
3. Select Toolbars and Extensions on left panel. Go to right panel and navigate to Montera Technologies LTD.

Manage Add-ons

4. Disable the following add-ons:
- Claro LTD Toolbar
– Claro LTD Helper Object

5. Close the existing window and restart Internet Explorer.

Delete Claro LTD Toolbar Extension from Google Chrome:

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench icon on top right corner of the browser.

Google Chrome Settings

3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Click on Extensions of the left side bar to display all installed extensions.

Smart Display Extension

5. On the right panel of the window, Disable and Delete (Trash) the following extensions:
- Smart Display 1.1
– Claro LTD Toolbar

6. Close the current window and restart Google Chrome.

Confirm that Claro LTD Toolbar is totally deleted using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Whether you are in doubt or not, we highly encourage running a scan using this effective adware removal tool. The purpose of this scan is to double-check for any presence of malware inside your computer.

1. Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking
- After turning On the power of the computer, just before Windows start, press F8 on your keyboard.
- From the selections, select Safe Mode with Networking

Safe Mode with Networking

2. To remove Claro LTD Toolbar, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the button below (it will open a new windows). This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses, adware, and malware.

Click to Download

3. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
4. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
5. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
6. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program. Restart Windows when prompted.

9 Responses to“Claro LTD Toolbar”

  1. Robert H Mercer
    August 21, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    I have had this on my computer for some time. I have followed all of the steps listed including running both Malware Antimalware Bytes and Spybot – neither of which found it. I have removed all references to Claro from my registry, Firefox and Appdata but whenever I open my Firefox browser [I do not use the MS rubbish IE] the window that pops up is the Claro Search engine…….not my home page. So! Any more suggestions that actually work?

  2. Anticlaro
    September 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    have you tried the about:config thing? Finally it worked with my pc!! You have to type “about:config” in your adress bar, follow ahead and search all entries from claro (all in bold letters), right click and then reset… it works!! I found also other components from imtranslator, I thought I already had removed :-) … good luck!

  3. Cory
    September 15, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    Thanks so much Anticlaro! I was having the same problem and your solution fixed it for me.

  4. Becky
    September 21, 2012 at 3:19 am #

    About:config worked!! There was a whole page of Claro entries. Just right click and select reset from the drop down menu. No more Claro!! Thanks for the great suggestion!!

  5. Becky
    September 21, 2012 at 3:21 am #

    About:config worked when MalwareBytes (which was already installed on my laptop) couldn’t detect Claro. There was a whole page of Claro entries. Just right-clicked and selected reset for each line entry. No more Claro!! Thanks for the great suggestion when nothing else had worked!!

  6. Antonieta GArcia
    October 1, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Thank you so much, Anticlaro! The about:config definitely worked. MalwareBytes did NOT detect the Claro add-on.

  7. Britton Forsyth
    October 8, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    The problem with this, is that Claro is very deceptive. It installs itself in many different places on your computer, including registry. MalwareBytes is great, but it has its flaws… it fails to detect EVERYTHING about Claro. The about:config has its uses, but i doubt that it deletes the virus from your actual COMPUTER. Just the internet… keep looking for it… it’s still there.

  8. Ferdi Rein
    October 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Genau die beschriebenden Symptome sind bei mir. Ich habe alles genau so ausgeführt. Es passiert nichts. Habe Malwarebyts, Spyhunter4, Reghunter, spybort-Search drüber laufen lassen. Es wurden viele Fehler erkannt, aber das Problem ist immer noch da. Ein Registryeintrag ist auch noch da. Wenn ich diesen Eintrag lösche und schließe ist er anschließend trotzdem wieder da. So langsam gebe ich es auf. Sitze nun schon einige Tage daran. Gut ist , das ich Rentner bin und der Winter vor der Tür steht. Aber es nervt. Bin dabei meine Dateien zu sichern. Werde noch eine Zeit warten, vielleicht gibt es noch andere Vorschläge. Ansonsten werde ich den PC wohl neu aufsetzen müssen.
    Auch von den o.g. Hersteller bekam ich keine Lösung bisher. Freundliche Grüße

  9. Yen2ken
    November 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    When Claro inserted itself on my system it also left an UNINSTALL CLARO link on my desktop. When I clicked this link so to remove the Chrome toolbar, the action this “uninstaller” took was a very methodical looping deletion of every file in the folder containing the CLARO infected installer, and then every file in the containing folder etc etc.. By the time I discovered what was happening, and killed the process via Win Task Mgr, I had lost most of the folders in my RECENT FILES – WORK-IN-PROCESS folder on my desktop. This amounted to a weeks work. WHERE ARE THE OFFICES OF MONTERA TECHNOLOGIES LTD? I would like to report this ATTACK to the local BBB, and the local police.

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