Citysearch Toolbar Removal Guide

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If you are new to town you could use an app which has all the hottest places listed. Citysearch Toolbar seems to be that kind of browser plug-in, but just one look at its developer makes us seriously question the security of this application. Citysearch Toolbar is created by Mindspark and it is part of a huge group of browser extensions that are considered potentially unwanted applications. Therefore, if it was not your intention to have Citysearch Toolbar on your browser, it would be for the best to remove Citysearch Toolbar right now.

All Mindspark browser plug-ins may seem very different on the outside, but when it comes to their core – all of them are very similar. Therefore, Citysearch Toolbar functions just like KnowTheBible Tooblar, ButterflyField Toolbar, OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and many other add-ons from the same group. Their main feature is that if users are not attentive during the installation, their default browser settings are modified and home.tb.ask.com is set as their default homepage.

If Citysearch Toolbar did not inform about this modification, we could consider the application a browser hijacker. However, during the installation you are given an opportunity to opt out, and if you fail to uncheck certain option boxes, then Ask.com comes in as your default homepage and default search engine.

Citysearch Toolbar itself can be downloaded at free.citygrid.com. All of the Mindspark applications have their own homepages that have working direct download links. Nevertheless, the application for Google Chrome is available and Chrome app shop. We should also consider the possibility of Citysearch Toolbar being distributed bundled with freeware. It is very common among browser plug-ins and if you do not remember having downloaded Citysearch Toolbar directly, but he toolbar is there on your browser, then is very likely that the application has arrived with other programs.

The application is supposed to provide you with trusted reviews on various local places, recommendations for best dining or bars, best salons and spas, best hotels and clubs, best shop and services, and even the custom web search. We do not doubt that Citysearch Toolbar may provide you with these services, but you have to keep in mind that this application collects all the information you enter into its search box and later on it may end up displaying a lot of commercial content that is not exactly safe.

Consequently, if you care about your computer security, you will uninstall Citysearch Toolbar from the system and then scan the computer for other potentially unwanted applications. What is more, to be absolutely sure that your computer is not exposed to dangerous threats, you should invest in a powerful computer security application.

Uninstall Citysearch Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Citysearch Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Citysearch Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Settings.
  2. Open Control Panel and select Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall Citysearch Toolbar.

Remove Citysearch Toolbar from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open General tab and click Use default button. Press OK.
  3. Press Alt+T again and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  5. Select a new default search engine, remove Ask Search and click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Click Alt+F and go to Tools.
  2. Open Extensions and remove Citysearch from the list.
  3. Click Settings on the left.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  5. Click Set pages and change your homepage address. Press OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine, delete Ask Search and click Done.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove Ask Search from the list and click OK.
  4. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  5. Change your homepage address under General tab and click OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  7. Disable and remove Citysearch from Extensions. Restart browser.
Download Remover for Citysearch Toolbar *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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Citysearch Toolbar

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