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When you start your browser you notice a new toolbar that you do not recognize. There are some well known toolbars such as Google, Bing, and Avg that many people use. However, some toolbars are actually spyware and report on your browsing habits.

How do you get rid of these toolbars?

1. Many toolbars will have a drop down menu that you can click on. From here there may be an uninstall menu item.

2. For some toolbars you may be able to go to “Options” to uninstall.

However some toolbars like the one below may not give you that option.

How to get rid of unwanted toolbars
How to get rid of unwanted toolbars

So what else can you do?

The Efficacy of Install Monitor in Removing Unwanted Tool Bars

Another thing you can do is look in the programs list of Install Monitor. You may be able to figure it out from looking at the names and dates of the programs. The Find Window tool (image) in Mirekusoft Install Monitor can be a useful toolbar remover. It will identify the program in the program list when you drag the mouse over the toolbar. This technique actually works for other windows as well and not just toolbars.

Once you have identified the program you can use program tree to find out how it got installed. In many cases simply forgetting to remove a checkbox can result in unwanted toolbars. From here you can use Install Monitor to remove the toolbar and any other unwanted programs that were installed at the same time.

 

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The Find Window Tool makes it easy to remove unwanted toolbars like the Babylon Toolbar.

 

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The instructions for the Find Window Tool

Joe
Joe

    2 replies to "Removing Unwanted Toolbars"

    • Ogre

      Hey Joe,
      I just found out but Install Monitor and wanted to tell you that there are plenty of people really grateful for the work you do. Thanks

    • […] first thing is to stop the malicious code from running. You can use Find Program By Window tool to  identify the program. You may need to turn on “Show hidden programs” in options. […]

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