Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar (Removal Guide)

Mixi DJ Toolbar is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads, and once installed it will add the Mixi DJ Community Toolbar, change your browser homepage to search.conduit.com, and set your default search engine to MixiDJ V31 Customized Web Search.
[Image: Mixi DJ Toolbar]
The MixiDJ V31 Customized Web Search will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries. The Mixi DJ Toolbar infection is used to boost advertising revenue, as in the use of blackhat SEO, to inflate a site’s page ranking in search results.

The Mixi DJ Toolbar it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program.

Mixi DJ Toolbar got on your computer after you have installed a freeware software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this browser hijacker. This browser hijacker is also bundled within the custom installer on many download sites (examples: CNET, Brothersoft or Softonic), so if you have downloaded a software from these websites, chances are that Mixi DJ Toolbar was installed during the software setup process.
Very often users have no idea where did it come from, so it’s not surprising at all that most of them assume that the Mixi DJ Toolbar is a virus.

For example, when you install VAF Player, you will also agree to change your browser homepage to search.conduit.com, set your default search engine to MixiDJ V31 Customized Web Search, and install the Mixi DJ Toolbar.
However when you uninstall VAF Player from your computer, your web browser’s default settings will not be restored. This means that you’ll have to remove Mixi DJ Toolbar and search.conduit.com from your favorite web browser manually.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Mixi DJ Toolbar. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

How to remove Mixi DJ Toolbar (Virus Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove Mixi DJ Toolbar from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall Mixi DJ Toolbar programs from your computer
STEP 2: Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome
STEP 3: Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar browser hijacker with AdwCleaner
STEP 4: Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 5: Double-check for the Mixi DJ Toolbar infection with HitmanPro

STEP 1 : Uninstall Mixi DJ Toolbar program from your computer

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.

  1. To uninstall Mixi DJ Toolbar from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel“. Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
    [Image: Uninstall a program]
  2. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall Search Protect by conduit, MixiDJ V31 Toolbar for IE, ValueApps, BitGuard, BrowserProte and any other recently installed or unknown programs from your computer.
    [Image: Uninstall Mixi DJ Toolbar from Windows]

If you are having issues while trying to uninstall the Mixi DJ Toolbar, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completely remove this unwanted program from your machine.

Depending on what program has installed the Mixi DJ Community Toolbar, the above program may have a different name or not be installed on your computer. If you cannot find any unwanted or unknown programs on your machine, then you can proceed with the next step.


STEP 2 : Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome

Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon [Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
    Reset Internet Explorer
  3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
    Internet Explorer back to its default settings to remove Mixi DJ Toolbar
  4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  5. Close and open Internet Explorer.

Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar extensions from Firefox.
    At the top of the Firefox window, click the orange Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
    Firefox addon menu
    Select the Extensions tab, then remove MixiDJ V31, ValueApps and any other unknown extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
    [Image: Mixi DJ Toolbar Firefox extension]
  2. Reset your default search engine and homepage from MixiDJ V31 Customized Web Search to their default.
    To reset your search engine and homepage to their default, we will use the SearchReset extension.This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.
    You can download SearchReset from the below link, and then we will just need to install it to revert Firefox to its default settings.
    SEARCHRESET DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open another web page from where you can download the SearchReset Firefox extension)
    [Image: SearchReset extension]

Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar from Google Chrome

  1. Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar extensions from Google Chrome.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
    In the Extensions tab, remove MixiDJ V31, ValueApps and any other unknown extensions by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
    Basically, if you have not installed an extension, you should remove it from your web browser.
    [Image: Mixi DJ Toolbar Chrome extension]
  2. Set Google Chrome default search engine from MixiDJ V31 Customized Web Search to Google.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
    In the Search Engines dialog that appears, select Google and click the Make Default button that appears in the row.
    [Image: Conduit Search in Google Chrome]
    Search for Conduit in the Search Engines list, and click the X button that appears at the end of the row.
    [Image: Conduit Search removal]
  3. Change Google Chrome homepage from search.conduit.com to its default.
    Conduit has modified your Google settings to open their webpage whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button, then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.
    [Image: Change Google Chrome homepage to its default]

STEP 3: Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar browser hijacker with AdwCleaner

  1. You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    Picture of AdwCleaner Icon
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the Scan button as shown below.
    Picture of AdwCleaner Scan button
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for Mixi DJ Toolbar malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the Mixi DJ Toolbar malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Clean button.
    Picture of AdwCleaner Clean button
    AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or data as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.

STEP 4: Remove Mixi DJ Toolbar virus from with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double-click on the icon named mbam-setup.exe to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK(This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process, then at the last screen click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan, and then click on the Scan button to start searching for the Mixi DJ Toolbar malicious files.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for Mixi DJ Toolbar as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for Mixi DJ Toolbar virus]
  5. When the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan has finished, click on the Show Results button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the computer infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked), then click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removing Mixi DJ Toolbar]

STEP 5: Double-check for the Mixi DJ Toolbar infection with HitmanPro

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double-click on the file named HitmanPro.exe (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or HitmanPro_x64.exe (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    HitmanPro scanner
    Click on the Next button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for Mixi DJ Toolbar malicious files.
    HitmanPro detecting for Mixi DJ Toolbar virus
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the Next button, to remove Mixi DJ Toolbar adware.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click on the Activate free license button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro 30 days activation button]

Your computer should now be free of the Mixi DJ Toolbar infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Mixi DJ Toolbar from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • Luna Tik

    adw cleaner tricked me…

  • Sean

    Thanks for the help. It worked perfectly.
    However, I do like to mention and let people know that the site where you download malwarebytes, namely, softonic, is where I got mixi dj from. So that website is not entirely safe either. Cheers.

  • mabz

    I’m also fc barcelona fan and thanks for the tips helped me

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello Adrian,
    When you login into your Chrome account, you sync back all the extensions, and because we have used some utilities to remove the Mixi DJ extension, this come back. Nevertheless, this is not something to worry, and can easily be fixed.

    Can you please login into your Chrome account, then click the Chrome menu button (the 3 lines in the top right part) on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Then look in the extension list for any unknown extension, basically if you did not install it, you can remove it.

    Then, click again on Chrome menu button, then select Settings, and in the On Startup section, put the check mark on One the New Tab page.

    Let me know everything is working….

    • Adrian

      My chrome account was all messed up and gave me a strange log in error. Howeverer, I used CC cleaner to clean up everything left behind from Mixidj, tried google chrome, and everything is running smoothly again. I’m no longer getting the error and mixidj is gone from my system. Thank you so much for this article, it was extremely helpful!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Open again Ccleaner and go to the Start-up tab. This program should be listed to start-up with Windows.
    Basically in this list you should only have your antivirus software. If you are experiencing problems, you can take a screenshot and I’ll tell you what you need to disable.

    Stay safe!

  • Mali

    Thanks for your help. I followed all your steps to get rid of MixiDJ so I am able to use all three browsers with seeing it again.

    However, every I restart my computer now I get two RunDLL pop up windows which say the following:

    – There was a problem starting C:Program Files(x86)ConduitCT3298573pluginsTBVerifier.dll
    The specified module could not be found.

    – There was a problem starting C:UsersMALIAppDataRoamingBabSolutionSharedNTRedirect.dll
    The specified module could not be found.

    Any idea how to clear this too. Thanks for your help again.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      The infection has been removed, however it seems that it left behind a harmless start-up registry key.

      To remove this, we can run Ccleaner:

      1. Download Ccleaner from here: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard

      2. Install Ccleaner and start this utility, click the Tools icon at left, then click the Startup button.

      3. In the Startup screen, you’ll see a list of all items that have been set to start automatically with Windows.

      4. Select for Conduit, and any other programs that you don’t want to start with Windows, then do one of the following:

      To prevent a program from starting with Windows, select the program entry and click Disable.

      To prevent a program from starting with Windows and to remove it from the auto-start list, select the program entry and click Delete.

      Stay safe!

  • AnarchoLIB

    I really want to thank you for this needed info – I just got this *$@@P virus/malware too. I am grateful for forums like this. Thanks again!!!

  • Pariket

    Thanks a ton man… Finally I got rid of that idiotic virus following your all 5 steps… feeling relieved man.. #respect for you… Thanks a lot..

  • Evelynn

    Oh my god thank you so so much on these guides! Mine did not work with only the 5 steps as mentioned. Had to download the JRT for it to work. Now i dont have to look at that stupid frog again each time i open a new tab! THANK YOU!!!!

  • Becca

    Malawarebytes didn’t help me at all..it showed no threats…I did a scan with Hitman pro and it showed 2336 threats. I am still not sure if all those steps will help, I have noo idea how I managed to download this mixidj but it ruined my computer, it slowed it to death.I almost can’t use it anymore.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hell Becca,
      2336 threats? That’s a serious infected computer…… I recommend that you start a thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum, and let a member of our team help you clean up this machine. – http://malwaretips.com/Forum-Malware-Removal-Assistance
      Stay safe!

  • Troy

    Thank you so much for this article! really helped me out a lot!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Lets try to remove this infection:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner

    Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    If you have followed our first 3 steps, than you should be fine. Do you still get the MixiDJ Toolbar on your browser?

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Lets try to remove this program:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
    Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello Deborah,
    All the programs that I recommend are 100% safe! I would never suggest a program that I myself would not use.
    McAfee alert is a false positive detection, which you can ignore. Alternatively, for your peace of mind, you can upload the adwcleaner installer to virustotal.com, to be check for malware…..
    Stay safe!

  • Megan

    Thank you so much! This info was extremely helpful. I’ve been trying for days to get this crap off my computer! lol thanks again!

  • Anna Rose

    Thank you so very much! This was very helpful and needed.

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,

    Did you run AdwCleaner? If no, please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    Next please run Junkware Removal Tool:

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL: http://thisisudax.org/downloads/JRT.exe

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications.

    Waiting for your reply! Stay safe!

    • Ali

      This step really works (for now). All you have to do is to follow the steps given.
      I hope it wont attack my PC again. Thank you very much! Peace!

  • Vina

    Thanks so much for this – this Mixi DJ thing was driving me crazy!

  • Dave F

    I hope this works. Everything else has failed….

  • Papadoc175

    Thanks. This was real helpful. I had done everything except check the add-ons/extensions. I was looking for a free MP4 converter, I found one and DL’ed it, didn’t like it. uninstalled it…and was left with this crap. Again, much thanks

  • rebecca

    Hi, thanks for this. Worked for chrome, but can’t download searchreset. button is disabled. Thanks

  • gerald

    thank you for volunteering this information. If was to the point, very helpful.

  • Elaine

    I have been working on removing MIXI DJ and VAF for WEEKS!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO much for making it so easy!!! I am bookmarking you!!! I don’t want to lose you!!

  • Sandy

    Thank you for excellent and clear instructions.