FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar Removal Guide

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FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar is a browser plugin which is often recognized as a browser hijacker because it enables an automatic installation of the Ask Web Search tools. Even though some computer users believe this activity to be malicious, our researchers have discovered that the extension provides you with a chance to refuse the undesirable search tools. All you have to do is pay attention during the installation of the toolbar and un-check two boxes indicating home page and search provider modifications. Of course, you may want to delete FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar for other reasons. Continue reading to learn more about the application or scroll down to find the removal instructions.

Computer users download FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar from freebillpayalert.com because this browser add-on is meant to help you manage your money, virtual bills and provide you with supposedly beneficial information. For example, the extension can provide easy-access links to lendingtree.com, mint.com, buxfer.com, bankrate.com, and online banking sites. Even though it is indicated that the plugin can be installed on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers only, you can attach it to your Google Chrome web browser as well. As our researchers have discovered, the toolbar has been created by Mindspark Interactive Network, a company which is known for Allin1Convert Toolbar, Filmfanatic Toolbar, and other well-known browser extensions.

If you take time to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies related to the toolbar, it is possible that you will visit mindspark.com/security.php as well. This page is dedicated to the security concerns which the users of the toolbar may have. It is disclosed that FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar cannot collect personal information, monitor the sites you visit, record keystrokes, hijack home page, serve or facilitate ads. Despite this, not all computer users trust home.tb.ask.com as a reliable search provider. This tool provides links to Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Pinterest, Instagram, and other reputable services. Nonetheless, you need to be cautious about the sponsored search results which you may face.

Do you know how to remove FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar from the computer? This is not a complicated task, and you can perform it manually. First of all, you need to determine which browsers have been affected. If you operate Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers at the same time, you need to decide if you wish to delete the toolbar and the undesirable search tools from all of them. You can use the manual removal instructions below to get rid of the undesirable software and search tools. If you suspect that malicious applications are running on the computer as well – install automatic malware detection and removal software to locate and delete them.

Delete undesirable programs

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Click the button on the left of the Task Bar to open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the undesirable program, select it and then click Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start icon on the left of the Task Bar and select Control Panel.
  2. Move to Uninstall a program and right-click the one you wish to remove.
  3. Select Uninstall to remove unfamiliar and undesirable software.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Tap the Windows key to access the start Metro UI menu.
  2. Click All apps, then go to Control Panel and finally to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you want to delete and select Uninstall.

Remove undesirable search tools

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Move to Search Providers and select/add a new default search provider.
  3. Choose the undesirable provider, click the Remove button and select Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T once more and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab on the left, overwrite/delete the Home Page and click OK.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch a browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Overwrite/delete the URL representing the Ask Search tool and click OK.
  4. Navigate to Appearance and mark Show Home button.
  5. Click Change, overwrite/delete the undesirable option and click OK.
  6. Now scroll down the menu to Search and click Manage search engines.
  7. Remove the undesirable search provider (click X on the URL) and select Done.
  8. Move to the menu on the left and click Extensions.
  9. Find the undesirable plugin, click the trash box icon and select Remove.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A (Add-ons Manager).
  2. Go to Extensions and Remove the undesirable plugin. Exit the tab.
  3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T (Tools menu) and select Options.
  4. Click the General tab on the left, overwrite/delete the Home Page and click OK.
  5. Now move the cursor to the search box located on the top-right corner and click the search provider icon.
  6. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable option. Click OK.
Download Remover for FreeBillPayAlert 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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FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar

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