ZoneAlarm Toolbar is a computer security application which is available on different websites. The anti-virus program is said to be capable of protecting the PC against viruses, spyware, and other computer threats. Moreover, it supports such operating systems and Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows 8, as well as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Nevertheless, it has been found that the application is criticized because of the toolbar which is attached to its installer.
It is essential that you read the information provided by the installer as this can help you avoid the installation of an unwanted application. The installer of ZoneAlarm promotes ZoneAlarm Search and a toolbar, which contains links to Facebook, eBay, Twitter, and other websites related to the use of ZoneAlarm Toolbar. Here are the options which should not be selected when running the installer:
Set ZoneAlarm Search as my default search provider for: Internet Explorer
Set ZoneAlarm Search as my home page and new tab for: Internet Explorer
If you agree to change the settings of your browsers, the home page is changed to search.zonealarm.com. Note that the startup page contains advertisements and if you do not want to find different display ads once you open the browser, remove ZoneAlarm Search from your browsers right now.
Moreover, keep in mind that alongside the web search results you will find paid advertisements. They are used to increase the traffic to the websites that are advertised. This type of marketing can be chosen by any webmaster, which means that you might arrive at some insecure websites at times.
As to the display ads provided by search.zonealarm.com, you may be offered to play online games, take part in survey, scan the PC, and so on. Do not trust those suspicious advertisements in order not to be deceived by online schemers.
If after the installation of ZoneAlarm Toolbar you want to remove the unwanted toolbar, follow the instructions provided below or implement a spyware removal tool. We recommend the latter option as an anti-spyware program will save your time and money. There will be no need to try to remove the unwanted threats manually as everything will be done for you automatically. If you want to have your PC and privacy protected, use SpyHunter, whose free scanner is available below.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Scan the PC for malware threats once you completed the removal of the undesirable toolbar.