ALOT Toolbar

ALOT Toolbar Description

ScreenshotALOT Toolbar is a malevolent Trojan that embeds itself into your web browser as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). Once executed, ALOT Toolbar will create a search bar in Internet Explorer and redirect your browser to dangerous websites that promote and sell bogus anti-spyware programs. ALOT Toolbar will also attack your desktop with large amounts of extremely intrusive pop-up commercials. Immediate removal of ALOT Toolbar is strongly recommended, since it may not only interfere with your work flow, but also conduce to violation of your privacy and security.

ALOT Toolbar was created by a company that markets it as a search engine toolbar. Web search results are apt to being hijacked where the user may be lead to other unwanted and potential malicious sites.

ALOT Toolbar is also known to change web browser settings where the default homepage is modified. ALOT Toolbar ultimately limits users from utilizing certain web browsers as they normally would and it is recommended to be removed.
Aliases: Alot Toolbar [Sophos].

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Technical Information

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ALOT Toolbar Image 1 ALOT Toolbar Image 2

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File System Details

ALOT Toolbar creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 alot.dll 669,992 d93bece7f94849c3395f7b291b97f227 72
2 alotUninst.exe 102,462 c9a76e41c7ba9e0f62f9f3f42d84c597 70
3 %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\alotservice 17
4 %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\alotappbar 16
5 %ProgramFiles%\alotappbar 15
6 %PROGRAMFILES%\alot\bin\BHO\alotBHO.dll 811,816 e2f8e9e2afb591d4cdc5b0d7186677e8 5

Registry Details

ALOT Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
alotToolbar
alotAppbar
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{A531D99C-5A22-449b-83DA-872725C6D0ED}

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7 Comments

  • Sy Green says:

    need to get shop at home off my computer. have never used it and never will. please tell me how

  • randy says:

    i cant get this off my computor i put in on by mistake

  • April says:

    I need someone to tell me how to remove ALOT Toolbar, having trouble getting it out and off of my computer. It is trying to change my homepage because of a game I downloaded… MINECRAFT. It’s been giving me trouble ever since I tried to get the game. Would appreciate your assistance. April Pritchett

  • jenny schmidt says:

    Hi, can’t uninstall ‘ALOT’ toolbar….please help….Thanx…Jenny

  • Stella George says:

    I do not want the Alot toolbar…..I want my origional homepage back

  • Martha Mowry says:

    I just want to go back to my old toolbars, mail etc.

  • Teresa Summerhays says:

    I only want to use yahoo messenger for friends and family and do not want to receive advertisements, or be a part of alot…whatever that is!!!

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