Are you tired of the numerous irritating and unwanted toolbars shown on your Web browser irrespective of which browser you are using whether it be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer? – If yes, then here today in this article I am going to tell you various different solutions that you may apply in order to completely get rid of these unwanted toolbars forever and will also give useful tips that you can follow so as to avoid installing these unwanted toolbars in future.
Toolbars are first basically designed to provide user with the ease to access basic browsing features like one click search, browsing or downloading but now with the increasing internet applications or Addons there are now hundreds of toolbars currently available out of which most of them are distributed free of cost with third party applications or software’s and that’s the main reason why your web browsers are flooded with toolbars. So lets try out different methods to tackle with these unwanted toolbars. The toolbars may include some popular toolbars like Ask.com Toolbar, Delta Toolbar, Searchqu Toolbar, Sweet IM Toolbar, Yahoo! Toolbar, Softonic Toolbar etc.
How To Remove Unwanted Toolbars Chrome, Firefox, Ie – Best Ways
Lookout For Toolbars In Add/Remove Programs List: Uninstall
This is one of the easiest and effective way to permanently remove unwanted toolbars from all of your web browsers in one go but the only drawback of using this method is that not every toolbar is shown in the Add/Remove Program List so with this method you can uninstall only those toolbars that are being separately installed on your system especially during third party application installation. It is a very simple procedure to proceed with you just need to look for the different toolbars name in your Add/Remove Programs list and once found simple select them and click on uninstall button similar to the normal uninstall process.
Using Third Party Software’s
Today there are several free software’s available online with the help of which you can easily remove all your unwanted toolbars at ease. The two most commonly used software’s are AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool Utility. The first one AdwCleaner works by scanning your computer and web browser for malicious files, adware browser extensions and registry keys whereas Junkware Removal Tool is a powerful utility, which will remove any toolbar redirect from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome i.e Toolbar Browser Hijacker.
You can also try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which is especially meant for toolbars that show a sign of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.
Manually Configuring Google Chrome, Firefox, Ie
If you don’t find any toolbars entry in Add/Remove Programs list and don’t want to try third party applications to fix the issue then don’t worry you can always go for the manual way where you can configure your browser settings and manually adjust which toolbars you wish to remove and which one to keep as it is.
For Google Chrome
Open your Google Chrome browser and Click on the Wrench Icon scroll down and Select Settings.
On the Settings Window page again scroll down to Bottom and Select click on the Show advanced settings.
Again Scroll Down to bottom and Click on Reset browser settings.
For Mozilla Firefox
Open your Firefox Browser and Click on the Wrench Icon to Open your firefox settings.
Click on the Help icon as shown below in the figure.
Select Troubleshooting Information
Click on the Reset Firefox Button -> Finalize it by again by clicking on the Reset Firefox button.
Note: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“.
For Internet Explorer
Open your Internet Explorer and Click on the Gear like icon present at the Top Right Corner of the browser
Select Internet Options -> Navigate to Advanced Tab -> Click on Reset Button
A new popup will open and here just Check the Box Delete Personal Settings
Wait for few seconds and you will shortly see a message box like below.
That’s it all your Internet Explorer Settings will be restored to default and you will no longer see those irritating Toolbars anymore.