What is Entrusted Toolbar (Entrusted11)?
Entrusted Toolbar is potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker that has been reported to install to computer systems and attach to internet browsers as a browser helper object (BHO), add-on, and extension with or without consent. Entrusted Toolbar, also referred to as the Entrusted virus or Entrusted11 virus changes internet browser settings, including the homepage and default search engine, causing infected internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer to redirect to Entrusted Search Engine, search.conduit.com, and other websites, as well as target and initially start-up on these webpages.
Entrusted Toolbar malware and similar browser hijackers cause many problems for computer and internet users generally concerning the invasion of privacy, as Entrusted Toolbar and alike may collect and distribute sensitive user information, especially data manually submitted online while the Entrusted application is installed. Information collected by Entrusted malware and third-parties may include home addresses, telephone numbers, social media relationship information, credit information, usernames, passwords, and more.
Aside from the more dangerous threats Entrusted Toolbar and alike promote, victims of Entrusted Toolbar and third-party malware often complain of unwanted email spam, junk mail, and telephone calls from marketers, often relating to recent internet activity. It can be concluded that Entrusted and third-party malware may include users to marketing lists without their knowledge.
Entrusted Toolbar appears at the top of the browser window of popular Internet browsers and may display unwanted pop-up advertisements and promote unethical applications such as ValueApps. Some users have reported in-text style advertisements alongside Entrusted11 (Toolbar), similar to Coupon Companion adware.
Often when this browser add-on and extension is installed, victims will report of browser redirects to a search engine title Entrusted with a blank or hidden web address. In reality, the web address is produced by Conduit Search; a well known unwanted application. Redirects to Entrusted often occur when users attempt to search the web using the internet browser address bar, open a new window, or visit a new URL. This is because Entrusted Toolbar can alter browser start up settings.
This potentially unwanted application may also leave unnecessary files on computer systems, bundle with third-party malware (allow additional installments/third-party allows Entrusted installment), and cause a computer system to lose functionality. To completely remove Entrusted Toolbar use the removal instructions further below.
How does Entrusted Toolbar infect a computer?
Entrusted Toolbar can be manually and voluntarily installed from a variety of websites and is often included in custom installations of downloadable items such as freeware, shareware, and codecs, though reports indicate that a majority of the time Entrusted Toolbar is installed without permission or that this application “entraps” victims to terms they would not likely agree with.
If you recently installed software from CNET, chances are, Entrusted Toolbar and third-party malware bundled with the item.
How to remove Entrusted Toolbar
- Automatically remove Entrusted Toolbar malware – Scan for and automatically remove Entrusted and third-party malware
- Manually remove Entrusted Toolbar – Remove/Uninstall Entrusted Toolbar software and third-party malware
1. Automatic Entrusted Toolbar removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove the Entrusted Toolbar hijacker and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your home page, default search engine, browser shortcuts, and other hijacked settings.
This will ensure that Entrusted Toolbar and relating applications are completely removed.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
4. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Entrusted Toolbar (Entrusted11) and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall Entrusted Toolbar (Entrusted11) and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Entrusted Toolbar, products by Conduit, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual Entrusted Toolbar removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Entrusted and third-party software using generic Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall Entrusted Toolbar malware
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs, search for Entrusted Toolbar, Entrusted11, and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove Entrusted Toolbar add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove Entrusted Toolbar add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins such as Entrusted11. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party titles.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Entrusted Toolbar extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Entrusted Toolbar add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Entrusted Toolbar add-on and remove it if located.