How to remove KIWEE Toolbar


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( should work with Kiwee Toolbar and other hard to remove programs too)

To uninstall the KIWEE Toolbar:

1. Download and install UNLOCKER

2. Locate the Kiwee Toolbar folder, usually C/:PROGRAM FILES/KIWEE TOOLBAR

3. Right Click on the Kiwee Toolbar folder, click UNLOCKER on the Menu.

4. Select DELETE. Follow any on-screen instructions.

(Note if it opens with a menu of Objects in it similar to the task menu select the kiwee.exe file a and hit the kill process button below)

5. Reboot if required and your Kiwee toolbar will be gone.

If download link about didn’t work go here!

http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

I found this is The PCWORLD forums below but it didn't had to figure out the Kill Process thing myself !

http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=88894

UPDATE:
If the instructions above do not work, try this as posted on the Kiwee website

Kiwee.com wrote:

1. close your Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox sessions and your messenger applications; hit CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open Task Manager, highlight the kwtbaim.exe process and click "end process". Then close the task manager.
2. check your Control Panel for any Kiwee entries and delete all the ones you find
3. go to C:\Program Files and delete the AGI folder
4. go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\agi (it may be located under C:\Users\(your PC name)and make sure that no folders exist for Kiwee; if one does, delete it. If you don't see an entry for Application Data, you will need to do the following go to Tools -> Folder Options-> View tab and make sure that the first 7 options under Files and Folders are checked. Then go to the Hidden Files and Folders menu and make sure that the radio button for "Show Hidden Files and Folders" is clicked and that the Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) are not checked.

Once you follow these steps, you should be able to see all Application Folders.

5. go to C:\Documents and Settings\{USERNAME}\Application Data\AGI (it may be located under C:\Users\(your PC name) and make sure that no folder exists for Kiwee; if one does, delete it.

For Windows Vista and Windows 7 you need to make sure you're logged in as Admin and click continue when the system asks for permissions to proceed. Only as Admin you have rights to access and modify files and folders on drive C.
This will remove Kiwee toolbar completely from your computer. The toolbar we provide is both spyware and malware free and there is no virus associated with it, so it's perfectly safe to use on a computer that meets the minimal system requirements. We hope you'll join us again in the future.

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar
i deactivate it in internet explorer and removed it ! :S
snappygator (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar
if you have used the uninstall function and kiwee toolbar is still there as it most probably is download advanced uninstall free http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-Uninstaller-Free/3000-2096_4-75157230.html then click start. then type in kiwee in the search box right there above start. It should come up with kiwee toolbar installer. right click and select avdanced uninstaller and follow the prompts. Select tick all in the box at the bottom and advanced uninstaller will clean up all entries and that damn thing should be gone. Has worked for me. No expert but advanced uninstaller seems to do a good job of erasing any program you uninstall
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

I Went To Control Panel And Went To Unistall Programs When i Pressed Unistall CMD Opened and Stopped it! A Persons Using My PC!

*Help* *Me*
I Used My AntiVirus (Norton) It Never Picked It Up! Kiwee Has A Secret Malware!

Unlocker Never Worked! But It Was Useful For Other Programs.

I Want To Complain About Kiwee!

I Bought NEW Computer and Hardware Kiwee is STILL there! :@

PS: NEVER ENTER KIWEE AGAIN!

I Searched EveryWhere In Google Wikipedia Bing everything hardly anything worked!

PSS: Your Friend Might Be Using Kiwee Tell Him/Her To Unistall It

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

Call your computer administrator
he will sort it out (Kiwee does have a virus)

809802
if you don't have one go to google type in computer adminstrator.

If your too late there will be a pop up on the bottom right of your PC

.. DO NOT click on it as it is a Trojan.exe and Mal.33

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

We went through this nightmare recently too, removed Kiwee maybe 10 times before we figured it out. It would change my home page in Firefox, my default browser. Unlocker wouldn't help me delete any otherwise non-deletable files - what did was renaming them to something like deleter1, deleter2, etc, each of the 4-5 which wouldn't allow deletion, then upon reboot they could be deleted. My methodology for removing Kiwee, which technically is a malicous BHO (browser help object), was to go into Firefox, and seeing my new home page set by Kiwee, immediately unplug my cable modem, as then I knew instantly that I had it once again. I then removed KiweeHook from the start menu, changed my home page back in Firefox, and deleted from C:/Programs the folders Kiwee, UnifiedToolbar, and AGI. Then I went into the registry and did a search for Kiwee and deleted all entries which appeared. Went into Documents and Settings | All Users | Applications and removed all mention of Kiwee and of AGI (2 folders, don't think I found UnitifiedToolbar there). Do not try to uninstall the 3 programs using Control Panel uninstall until all this is done and you have rebooted. Then do it, and it will advise that the programs do not exist, click to remove the entry, so do that and it's done. I removed it many times and every time I rebooted it would come back. Took several times to figure out the UnifiedToolbar folder, but that's where the malicious script is housed. And a few times it would come back a few days later. Finally totally gone now though. I thought I got it from American Greetings, but had some interaction with WebShots as well about the same time, so could have gotten it there - I did nothing proactive to get it, and certainly did not change my home page to anything else. And I'm running Norton Security Suite, and that didn't begin to pick it up! Did no good to try talking with them either, as their English sucks. Guess I'd be mildly surprised if there is anything out there which will remove it automatically. Good luck all, and if WebShots did this they should be ashamed of themselves, as this is truly malicious software - anything that installs itself and changed my home page is malware, in my opinion. (Mar 14, 2010) running XP Pro SP3 ...

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

If you cannot delete AGI folder in the directory tree -after you have used controlpanel to remove Kiwee programs - simply restart your computer then delete the folder.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

Received a response from Webshots...I've reformatted 1 pc and was able to uninstall webshots on the other before it was infected with this junk. I can't test their solution, but wanted to offer it in case it can save someone else the headache of reformatting. At a glance, the directions seem oblivious to the steps Kiwee has taken to prevent removal.
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Hello,

Thank you for contacting Webshots Customer Support.

We apologize for the issues that you’re experiencing with the Kiwee toolbar. To correct them, first follow the instructions to install the current version of the Webshots Desktop Application software; once you have completed that, follow the steps to uninstall the Kiwee toolbar.

How to Install the Webshots Desktop Application Software

1. Go to: http://www.webshots.com/page/apps?app=kwtb
2. Click the “Download now!” button .
3. Save the executable file to your desktop.
4. Click on the WebshotsDesktopSetup.exe file.
5. Click “Run” and then follow the installation instructions—you will need your Webshots member name and password. Type these in lower case when asked to enter the information.

How to Uninstall the Kiwee Toolbar

1. Click on the Start button and then select Control Panel.
2. Double click on Add or Remove Programs.
3. Click on Kiwee Toolbar and then click Remove or Uninstall.
4. Repeat the uninstall process for all Kiwee programs, including Kiwee chatbar, Kiwee toolbar for Firefox, or Kiwee toolbar for Internet Explorer.

If the instructions above don't work for you, please follow the steps below. You may also want to print these directions so you can easily follow them.

1. Close all web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.).

2. Right-click on the Webshots Desktop Application icon in the system tray (by computer clock) and then select Exit the Webshots Desktop.

3. Open the Task Manager by either right-clicking on the task bar or holding down the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys simultaneously and then selecting Task Manager.

4. Click on the Processes tab.

5. Highlight the following items (you may not have all of them):

AGCoreService.exe
kwtbaim.exe
pythonservice.exe
bootstrapper.exe.

6. Click the End Process button for each of the four processes that you locate.

7. Open My Computer, double click to open the local or C: drive and then double click on the Program Files folder

8. Delete the AGI folder. Right click on this folder and then left click on Delete from the dropdown menu. Follow these same directions to delete the folders in steps 9, 10, and 11 and 12.

9. Delete the Unified Toolbar folder.

10. Delete the Kiwee Toolbar folder.

11. Delete the Webshots folder. Be careful to not confuse this with the Webshots Data folder containing all your downloaded photos.

12. Open My Computer again, double click to open the local or C: drive, and double click on Documents and Settings. Now, double click on All Users and then double click on Application Data.

13. Delete the AGI folder.

14. Now, go to http://www.webshots.com/page/apps?app=kwtb and reinstall the Webshots Desktop Software, following the instructions above in How to Install the Webshots Desktop Application Software.

If you have other questions or need additional help, please email Webshots Customer Support at prioritysupport@webshots.com

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

This actually worked. Be warned though.... you have to install the newest version of webshots first. after you do this... you uninstall kiwee chat then kiwee toolbar for firefox (make sure you did not disable it in firefox or it WILL return)and then kiwee toolbar for explorer. Webshots also installs it's own little browser toolbars when you download it. remove the toolbars before removing webshots. Thank you so very much for posting the cure to this B.S.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

what a frigging nightmare this is. I have deleted this toolbar with the help of a FREE program called REVO UNINSTALLER which I downloaded from CNET.com So far the stupid thing has not shown up again.. If it does I will try this fix from webshots but I am thinking of removing webshots anyway,,, I hate the new site since American Greetings has taken over,, I cancelled my subscription with them months ago as I didn't like the new format. If any of you are like me,,, hours have been spent fooling with this darn toolbar removal when I could have been enjoying life?? I also tried the UNLOCKER tool that was mentioned on here and it worked to remove some files but left others that I couldn't remove my self no matter what I tried,,, kept getting access denied message for deletion... SO I am just praying the REVO UNINSTALLER has done the trick this time... I have rebooted twice now and no sign of it yet??

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

Webshots date, thru american greetings put this on computer. I did nothing, it was not a matter of be careful what you download. It will not come off. It is no longer listed in programs but search keeps coming up with folders and when you try to get delete them says in use by another program or cannot be deleted. It is not checked in the view toolbar so that is not an option for fixing it.
Peoblem is you can take it out and it keeps comong back. I received email from webshots apologizing, it was a mistake when they did some sort of updating. Bull you know what, you dont mistakenly send something like this by accident.

KC (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

PLZ help me remove this piece of sh*t. I dont know what to do. IT disabled the top bar on my task manger I just have a window with the process that are running I have no file options ( the blue bar at top of window is missing)....Unlocker didnt do it for me it is still here. I tried removing thru add/remove and it keeps coming back.
I wish I knew how I got this.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

The key to removing KIWEE Toolbar is to start windows in SAFE mode. Then you can go to C:/Programs/ Kiwee and remove anything starting with Kiwee. Also remove C:\programs\AGI and that should fix your problem. It worked for me.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

I followed the instructions and it didn't work. I've still got the kiwi toolbar!!! Strange thing is I use Firefox on my laptop and netbook and I don't have the kiwi toolbar. Why do I have it on my desktop?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

exelent it works perfectly!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for helping:)Smile:)

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

The unlocker file downloaded either from the file hippo site or cnet seems to be infected with the yabector.B trojan.

photo of member named
Hubby
insert witty description here
I am a Grown Up Geek
unlocker exe reported as trojan

There are many reports of Unlocker being falsely reported as a trojan/virus. The author of Unlocker has responded, HERE.

use at your own risk..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

hi
I got on to windows task manager up clicked on processe but i have not kwtbain.exe or anything like that whot else can i look for. dan

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

The unlocker doesn't work on VISTA 64 bit. Does anyone know how to make it work? I've tried most everything else grrr

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

I am trying to make it go away but its not coming up i removed the toolbar on the 'Add or Remove' but the toolbar is still there also i look at 'Add or Remove' then its not there but the tool bar still show in the browser

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

what can i say jayson apart from thanks year help gr8 Smile brill kiwee gone for every hurry

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

I cant find the kiwee folder, but he does stop my msn each time and then It says that the problem is the kiwee toolbar. but I really can't find it.
( I hope you understand what I just said, and sorry for my bad english I'm from holland lol )

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

Thank you SO much! This solved all of my problems that I was having!

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

Unlocker doesn´t work in the Vista x64. On my PC it doesn´t work. Does anyone have a solution ?!!?

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

SWEET ONE FOR SHARING THAT INFO WORK A TREAT

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

help its not working.. I can't get it to delete.. please help me.

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

Can You verify that this works on 64bit systems?... I don't get the right click context option for unlocker and so cannot use it on the Kiwee folder.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

Jason, GOD BLESS you!!!! Thanks a lot...hahahah I guess you are right when you say that we don-t know what we are downloading...but to say it ina better way> DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!!!!

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Re: How to remove KIWEE Toolbar

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Anonymous Visitor
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Yes, but unlocker itself registers as a threat on eset... what then?

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