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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Remove Bandoo (Uninstall Guide)

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Bandoo is a free add-on that enriches your chat conversations and email messages. It supports MSN messenger, Gmail, Facebook and some other popular instant messaging applications and web services. The whole idea of Bandoo is to give people new ways to express themselves using emoticons, nudges, winks, and funny images. It's not a virus or spyware. Just a fun tool to have, no Trojans, adware or other malicious software. Although, Bandoo has a very well written FAQ section, some people just can't find a way to completely uninstall Bandoo from their computers. Very often, is not the Bandoo itself, but Bandoo web browser add-ons and other components. For example, one of our readers said that Bandoo came bundled with Searchqu toolbar and although, he removed the program, Searchqu toolbar was still active in both web browsers, IE and Firefox. We have to admit that this is a very common problem. I don't know whether the authors of Bandoo leave the Searchqu toolbar uninstalled intentionally or not. But that's really annoying. To remove Bandoo and related add-ons from your computer, please follow the removal instructions below. Your questions, comments are welcome. Good luck and be safe online!

Bandoo removal instructions:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this browser hijacker. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

3. Search for Bandoo in the list. Select the program and click Remove button.
If you are using Windows Vista/7, click Uninstall up near the top of that window.

4. Click Just uninstall Bandoo to remove it from the computer.

Remove Bandoo/Searchqu in Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Uninstall everything related to Bandoo Media and Searhqu. from the list: MediaBar, UrlHelper Class, etc.

3. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Bing search engine and make it your default search provider. Then select Web Search and click Remove button to uninstall it (lower right corner of the window).

Remove Bandoo/Searchqu in Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Choose DataMngr and Bandoo for Firefox and click Uninstall button.

3. Click the small magnifier icon at the right top corner as shown in the image below. Select Manage Search Engines... from the list.

4. Select Web Search and click Remove button. Click OK to save the changes.

Remove Bandoo/Searchqu in Google Chrome:

1. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon and select Options.

2. Choose Basic Options. Change Google Chrome homepage to or any other and click the Manage search engines... button.

3. Select Google from the list and make it your default search engine.

4. Select Web Search from the list remove it by clicking the "X" mark as shown in the image below. That's it.

Associated Bandoo files and registry values:

  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\Plugins
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\Resources
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\Bandoo.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\BandooGo.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\BandooRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\BandooUI.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\BndCore.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\BndHook.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\ChromePackage.crx
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\CrashRpt.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\ExtensionsManager.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\ffext.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\FlashAnimator.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\ftalk.ico
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\GIFAnimator.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\InstallerNsisHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\libungif4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\license.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\Plugins.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Bandoo\uninstaller.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Bandoo\Bandoo Extensions
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Bandoo\Bandoo Tutorial
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Bandoo\License Agreement
Registry values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BandooCoordinator.BandooCoordinator
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BandooCoordinator.PlugInNotifier
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BandooCore.BandooCore
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BandooCore.ResourcesMngr
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BandooIEPlugin.BandooIEPlugin
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\BandooCoordinator.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\BandooCoordinator.BandooCoordinator
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\BandooCoordinator.PlugInNotifier
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\BandooCore.BandooCore
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\BandooCore.SettingsMngr
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\BandooIEPlugin.BandooIEPlugin
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Bandoo
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Bandoo Coordinator
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Anonymous said...

how do you get it to work ? i down loded it and it works on time on mesenger and then it disipears never to be seen again

Anonymous said...

LUCKY YOU!!!! I removed it from the control panel and it just keeps popping up and my security program freaks out at it. I cannot just simply delete it from my program files, it won't let me, even as the administrator. I hate this program and want it gone but nothing seems to work for me

Anonymous said...

rename dll's to another extension
restart computer = bandoo will not find it's dlls
delete the newextension files (old bandoo dlls)

found searchqu and ilivid being part of the

Anonymous said...

How do remove it from a smartphone?

Anonymous said...

Cypress? thats a way to go for revenge, sure theyre not somewhere we can get to them or make sure they cant reproduce?

Anonymous said...

Bandoo are no different to terrorists. They infiltrate without a conscience! They are then blatantly & moronically unscrupulous enough to ask you to DOWNLOAD a programme to remove their shit!

NakedGary said...

Bart here,

Bandoo was driving me crazy and had taken over Google Chrome Browser with its search engine.

Chrome would not go back to default or Home page no matter what.

Bandoo has already been deleted from Control Panel "Remove Programs.

Finally Solved the problem and BHO hijacker by seeing a folder named "Search Results ToolBar" with a sub Folder "Datamngr" with a file named "IEBHO.dll" Could not delete file [as was in use] I rebooted and as soon as could drug it to a shredder.

I also went to Windows Remove Programs from Control Panel and saw a program named :Search Results ToolBar, Tried to delete program and it replied "aready partially or fully uninstalled.

Finally Bandoo Media's search Page finally gone, and I now have full control of Google search engine, default or what ever home page I want to be default.


Thanks for a very good Blog --

Helped me understand and find out what was going on with this pest and virus "Bandoo Media & Searchqu"

Anonymous said...

tnx... this is so helpful...

Ayo said...

I am unable to use my Google Chrome search engine. The bottom of the page says: You’ve reached this page by installing a search application distributed by Bandoo Media, Inc.
© 2014 IAC Search & Media

However when I go to control panel bamboo or IAC search is not showing up??

Admin said...

List all installed programs by date and uninstall recently installed ones. Also, reset your browser settings.