Web Browsers are the way to get interact and acts like a gateway to enter the huge and infinite world of Internet and browser developers are working continuously with a static goal to create a great and smooth platform for their users by installing and adding more features to the browsers. This not only enhances their popularity and their users but also their demand and market value. These features are called browser toolbars and are present in every window and are developed in order to increase the efficiency and GUI of that particular browser.
This facility comes with a variety of add-ons and many different kinds of toolbars which are made customized by their developer to run on particular windows only. Over a period of time, browsers like chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox etc. had released many updated versions of Browsers Toolbars which enhances the functionality of the browsers. But these browsers sometimes come with such toolbars which are infected with malware, privacy intrusive tools or malicious programs which unknowingly updated by the users and thus conflicting the working and security of the system. This hugely affected the popularity of the browser’s toolbars of major software companies resulted in a decrease in their popularity and demands.
These unwanted toolbars are very irritating as it is not a real virus but exhibit some traits like stealing data, privacy break-ins, creates interference and thus users faces problems while using web browsers. When any system’s browser is infected with PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) or toolbars downloaded while installing any free software’s or new and upgraded version of any browsers and showcasing problems like:
- Ads appear from nowhere from time to time,
- Without user’s permission, many changes may appear like homepage, search engines and irregularities in displaying results and many more.
- Break-ins in the privacy and tracking user history and most prominently slow down the browsers.
- And lastly, it becomes very difficult or hard to uninstall such toolbars and many more.
This whole scenario has fraught many high-end browsers firms, and to tackle this many of them come with an option of uninstalling or many such processes but to every browser, there is a different and customized way to uninstalled malicious browsers toolbars. And uninstall such programs from the system is the basic processes but to every browser processes and steps involves are different.
But some others are difficult to remove because of their way of creation and need some extra tool for the removal of these unwanted toolbars. Utility Programs like AdwCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free etc. are some of the third party toolbar removal kit used widely.
But then again it is up to the users and to be alert what they are downloading and installing because if anything downloaded and provided free that means it may or may not bundled with malicious programs. So unchecking everything else what user asked for is the better way to avoid all these interference. And the very next thing a user must follow is to timely updating of their Anti-virus software.