ViewPoint Toolbar will hijack your search queries and also transmits non
personally identifiable information back to their servers (It's still data
therefore spyware as far as I'm concerned.) Here is a quote from the
"This free toolbar offers a way to save bookmarks in visual form, as well
as a fairly capable pop-up blocker. The Viewpoint Toolbar has an attractive,
compact interface that quickly expands when necessary. For example, if you want
to view screenshots of bookmarks, you simply click a button to scroll through
all images. Though the thumbnails are rather small, they are big enough to give
you a general overview of a page's contents. The thumbnails have as annotation
text from the search results, so you can quickly understand what a page is
about. The pop-up blocker was mostly effective in our tests, except with
floating ads, though its performance seemed a bit slow. You can specify whether
to allow ads from a certain site and whether to display an icon and play a sound
when the toolbar blocks ads. You'll also find a basic search function powered by
Yahoo's engine. Since it offers a rather unique way to store bookmarks and
doesn't cost a dime, we can see how Viewpoint Toolbar makes a beneficial
addition for many Web surfers."
Unlike a lot of the crap we see around here this does offer something that is
This program does have an uninstaller under add/remove programs. Please use
that as your first option.
Processes (may or may not exist):
Tip: this is only a list of known files/locations. You will want to do a
search by the name of the file to see if they're on your system.
A while back I wrote a guide to
Register/remove DLL or AX
files which you will need if you don't know how to unregister these files.
is in several locations so you'll need to search for them and unregister +
delete them in every location you find.
Clean your Registry:
be back to normal IF this was your only problem. I suggest you post in our HJT
forum since its not likely that this is your only bug.
Read this first