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ToolbarRemover - won't install


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:49 PM

Maybe I'm getting it from wrong source?  What's the best source for Toolbar Remover utility?

Solved it!  Got it back from its original source.  Mods, may I name the source?


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

Do you mean Smart Toolbar Remover?

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:59 PM

Yes, got that one also.  Toolbar Cleaner was the one I was originally looking for, got it back!


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:03 PM

Smart Toolbar Remover has a rather dubious reputation on Web of Trust, and Toolbar Cleaner is also suggested to bundle crapware with it.

If you need a reliable utility to remove unwanted toolbars as well as other crapware, I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:17 PM

Smart PC cleaned up their act enough for the WindowsClub to recommend their product...Free Toolbar Cleaner & Remover Tools for your browsers
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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:19 PM

Forgot to mention...it is really not much better than the avast! Browser Cleanup Tool. I find them both useless in most cases.
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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

Smart PC cleaned up their act enough for the WindowsClub to recommend their product...Free Toolbar Cleaner & Remover Tools for your browsers

Even then I wouldn't trust any so-called "toolbar remover" that comes bundled with its own crapware. :)

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:15 PM

It looks like a nice little application. However, if you know how to recognize toolbars in your installed programs list and/or how to remove them straight from your web browser and locally on your system, it becomes a bit useless :P

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

Even then I wouldn't trust any so-called "toolbar remover" that comes bundled with its own crapware. :)

I wouldn't either so I'm surprised by the listing from The Windows Club which generally gives good advice.
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

It looks like a nice little application. However, if you know how to recognize toolbars in your installed programs list and/or how to remove them straight from your web browser and locally on your system, it becomes a bit useless :P

Knowing what they are doesn't always make it easy to remove all traces of said toolbars   :)


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:09 PM

One characteristic of this junkware is that they insert themselves (components) into various areas throughout a computer's operation system to include browsers, hidden folders and windows registry. As such it is not uncommon for security scanners to detect numerous files, folders and registry settings after repeated scans are performed.
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:10 PM

It looks like a nice little application. However, if you know how to recognize toolbars in your installed programs list and/or how to remove them straight from your web browser and locally on your system, it becomes a bit useless :P

Knowing what they are doesn't always make it easy to remove all traces of said toolbars   :)


Depends of the persons :P The more experience you have with them, the more you get to know where a specific one is installed, how it behaves and how to remove it.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

That's why it is better to use specialized tools like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, AdwCleaner and JRT (Junkware Removal Tool) which typically search for and remove related registry entries, files and folders wherever they hide...but only after removing anything you can from Programs and Features (Add/Remove) if listed.

In most cases, using the uninstaller of the software not only removes it more effectively, but it also restores many changed configuration settings.
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