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WhiteSmoke Toolbar

What is WhiteSmoke Toolbar?

WhiteSmoke Toolbar is a Visicom Media (VMN) toolbar that integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is whitesmoketoolbar.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WhiteSmoke Toolbar.
whitesmoketoolbarX.dll (ecbf5e4196784082d3cd3eddb91eb0bb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
eSafe Win32.LAMEWAR.Vtg
Fortinet FortiGate 8/9/2013 W32/LAMEWAR.VTG!tr
Trend Micro 10.465.09 TROJ_LAMEWAR.VTG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.221 TROJ_LAMEWAR.VTG

Program detailsProgram details

URL: software.visicommedia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\whitesmoketoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\whitesmoketoolbar\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by WhiteSmoke Toolbar

Program module:whitesmoketoolbar.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\whitesmoketoolbar\whitesmoketoolbar.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Toolbar Uninstaller.
  • (Malware detected) whitesmoketoolbarX.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • whitesmoketoolbarX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WhiteSmoke Toolbar' with the class of {52794457-af6c-4c50-9def-f2e24f4c8889}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • whitesmoketoolbarX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'WhiteSmoke Toolbar' with the class of {52794457-af6c-4c50-9def-f2e24f4c8889}.

How do I remove WhiteSmoke Toolbar?

You can uninstall WhiteSmoke Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WhiteSmoke Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WhiteSmoke Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by WhiteSmoke Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 6%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.75%
Windows Vista 31.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Toshiba 25.00%
Dell 18.75%
ASUS 12.50%
Acer 6.25%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 6.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 6.25%
HP-Pavilion KQ436AA-ABA I... 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard p6649c 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 6.25%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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