PresidentialBuzz Toolbar was created by Mindspark Interactive Network to introduce users to the MySearch search engine, as well as to place data-tracking tools – such as web cookies – to record data about them and their activity. Although that is the real purpose behind the toolbar, which we identify as a potentially unwanted program, users are introduced to it as a beneficial tool that allegedly can help access useful information. As the name of the toolbar reveals, it is focused on presidential news, and it is meant to help users access data about the president of the United States. Without a doubt, the PUP does not offer original information. Instead, the best it can do is display easy-access links to such websites as politico.com/white-house, eu.usatoday.com, and nbcnews.com/politics/white-house. Although these links are legitimate, that does not mean that you should trust the toolbar. In fact, our research team advises that you delete PresidentialBuzz Toolbar. Are you interested in learning more about the removal? If you are, continue reading to learn all you need to know.
There is not one source that presents PresidentialBuzz Toolbar. Officially, the potentially unwanted program is available at presidentialbuzz.com/index.jhtml, but it is also offered at the Chrome web store. Unfortunately, more precarious sources exist as well. For example, if you are downloading freeware from unreliable file-sharing websites, you might find other programs attached to it. While the PUP we are discussing might be relatively harmless, much more serious threats could invade your operating system if you are not careful. The same goes for TaxCenterNow Toolbar, OnTargetYoga Toolbar, and all other PUPs created by the same party, Mindspark Interactive Network. Regardless of how they are installed, every single toolbar created by this company is meant to present different easy-access links, depending on a specific theme. PresidentialBuzz Toolbar, of course, is all about presidential news, and that is represented via the easy-access links it shows, as well as the live Twitter feed from @POTUS. This account delivers tweets from the current president of the United States. If you like having access to these sites and the live feed, you might think that the toolbar is great, but there are reasons why you should remove it ASAP.
When you install PresidentialBuzz Toolbar, hp.myway.com/presidentialbuzz/ttab02/index.html hijacks the homepage or the New Tab page of your browser. This depends on the browser you use. This is where the easy-access links and the Twitter feed are shown. This is also where you are exposed to the MySearch search engine. Trusting it would be a mistake because you do not want to interact with sponsored links that might represent advertisements, surveys, shopping deals, installers, etc. How can you be sure that these results are trustworthy? The thing is, you cannot be sure, and so by interacting with the results served via MySearch, you might be taking a huge risk. Well, but this engine is enhanced by Google, and it is a reliable search engine, isn’t it? Things are not so simple here. Sure, Google Search is employed, but the sponsored links are injected by the suspicious search tool represented via PresidentialBuzz Toolbar, and so you never know what you might end up getting exposed to. Clearly, this is a reason for removal.
The instructions you can see below show how to remove PresidentialBuzz Toolbar from your browsers (Chrome and Firefox) and the operating system (for Internet Explorer) manually. It is important to note that the homepage on IE remained hijacked after the removal of the toolbar, which indicates that MySearch is capable of persisting elimination. Due to this, we add instructions on how to restore the homepage URL on Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers too. Manual removal, of course, is not your only option. It is not even the best option. All researchers can agree that using anti-malware software is much more beneficial. First and foremost, it can automatically delete PresidentialBuzz Toolbar and other threats that exist. Second, it can ensure reliable protection overall. Needless to say, if your system is not protected, you will be at risk of facing new threats again and again.