If you are into astrology, AnytimeAstrology Toolbar might look like a pretty cool tool. However, whenever you install extensions on your browser, you have to understand that unless they come from a popular and well-known websites, it is very likely that they use a third-party source to provide you with a specific service. What’s more, if a program suddenly appears on your browser even if you did not intend to have it, it is a clear sign that something has gone wrong. Therefore, you will do yourself a favor if you remove AnytimeAstrology Toolbar from your system immediately.
You probably downloaded this program together with some other application. Perhaps you did not even notice that the third-party installer you used carried more than one program. The good news is that AnytimeAstrology Toolbar is not a malware infection. It is a potentially unwanted application from the Mindspark family. We have been dealing with this group of browser extensions for a few years now. The previously released members of the same family include FileConvertOnline Toolbar, TelevisionAce Toolbar, WorldOfNotes Toolbar, and many others.
When these types of toolbars first appeared on our radar, they were often classified as browser hijackers because they modify your default browser settings. However, browser hijackers usually perform these modifications behind your back. AnytimeAstrology Toolbar, on the other hand, does inform you about the changes that are about to take place. So even if you do not notice the notification, it is impossible to say that the toolbar performs the modifications single-handedly.
AnytimeAstrology Toolbar is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. When this toolbar is added to your browser, you will see that your default search engine changes to something called “myway,” but it is also “powered by Google,” so in a sense, you are still using the Google search engine, although there is a very good chance that the application monitors your searches, and it could modify search results too.
The program also displays several shortcuts to Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, and other popular websites. However, you can easily get these shortcuts to work on your browser’s shortcut bar, too. Not to mention that the Horoscope readings this toolbar offers also come via horoscope.com. So why would you use a third-party application to access a website you can easily open on your browser, too?
The main security problem associated with AnytimeAstrology Toolbar (and other similar applications for that matter) is potentially malicious exploitation. There is always a chance that this extension will get misused by cyber criminals to spam you with potentially harmful content. Hence, it is necessary to remove AnytimeAstrology Toolbar from your system as soon as possible, especially if you did not want to have it in the first place.
Manual removal is not complicated, and you should be able to achieve everything by yourself. However, if you think there are more potential threats on your PC, you should consider scanning your system with a powerful antispyware tool of your choice. An automated software removal is always the fastest and the most efficient way to ensure your system’s safety. So, do what you can to protect your PC and your personal information.