, screensavers, and weather monitoring programs come bundled with other software (often without the knowledge of the user) and can be the source of various issues and problems to include Adware. Even if advised of a toolbar, many folks do not know that it is optional and NOT necessary to install in order to operate the program. Toolbars and Add-ons can usually be removed via Add/Remove Programs
or Programs and Features
, so always check there first.
If the program is not listed in Add/Remove or Programs and Features, look for an uninstall icon (shortcut) from within its program group. Click on
> All Programs (or Program Files), and use the program's uninstaller. If it's not there, the next step would be to open Window's Explorer, manually navigate to the program's folder itself and look for an uninstaller file (i.e. uninstall.exe), then double-click on it from that location.
If there is no uninstaller in the Program Files List or program folder, check Internet Explorer's Manage Add-ons
where they can be disabled:
-- If using Firefox or Google Chrome, please refer to:
-- Repeat the above steps for any other toolbars/add-ons you do not want or don't recognize.