FreeShoppingTool Toolbar Removal Guide

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FreeShoppingTool Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program, which means the application could have undesirable qualities. Our specialists suspect the extension might show unreliable advertising content through its search tool that should appear after opening a new tab with the affected browser. Users should also know the application was developed by an untrustworthy company called Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. or Mindspark in short. It is known for creating potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers, which is why our researchers consider it to be unreliable. To learn more about it, we invite you to read the rest of our report. However, if you think you know enough and have already decided to eliminate FreeShoppingTool Toolbar, you could slide below the article and use the given deletion instructions.

The potentially unwanted program is most likely distributed through pop-up ads or other advertisements. Thus, to avoid such suspicious applications like FreeShoppingTool Toolbar in the future, we would recommend not to install programs advertised on suspicious ads before investigating them first. To learn whether the suggested software is trustworthy or not you could read some expert/user reviews, check if it has a reputable developer, and so on. If you often find it challenging to separate reliable tools from ones that might be potentially dangerous you could also install a reliable security tool that would help you keep the system clean. Just make sure it comes from a legitimate source and reputable company. Another thing we would recommend for users who decide to use antimalware tools is to update them regularly as an outdated security tool might be unable to recognize newer threats.

The extension works on major browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. After the installation, it might change the user’s new tab preferences. Meaning, whatever website used to be loaded when creating a new tab, because of FreeShoppingTool Toolbar the affected browser should now open a search tool called myway.com. Our specialists say the search results gathered with it might be modified, which means they could be injected with advertising content from various third parties. Usually, the risk with such ads is some of them could be unreliable because they might come from unknown sources. For example, websites suggesting installing other potentially unwanted programs, asking to participate in fake surveys or lotteries, and so on. Naturally, we cannot be entirely sure, the application’s search engine will show such content, but there is a possibility it might, and if you do not want to take any chances we would advise not to use myway.com.

Furthermore, FreeShoppingTool Toolbar should provide a toolbar with various links and an additional search box that might show modified search results too. Some of the links could be affiliated with Mindspark, while other links may lead to legitimate sites like Trip Advisor. The strange part is before taking us straight to tripadvisor.com, the potentially unwanted program redirected us to redirect.viglink.com/?key=153fb00bceb548f97c07ccac76178d92&u=www.tripadvisor.com and only then to the desired site. Such behavior shows signs of possible affiliation; same as showing advertising it could help the application’s developers generate advertising revenue.

Instead of using a potentially unwanted program we would recommend bookmarking the websites it shows links to so you could reach them as fast or even faster. As for the application’s provided search tool, you could replace it with more reliable search engines like google.com or search.yahoo.com. To remove FreeShoppingTool Toolbar manually, take a look at the instructions located below and if you wish to use automatic features, you should pick a reliable security tool of your choice.

Get rid of FreeShoppingTool Toolbar

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Start menu and pick Control Panel (for Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7) or click Win+R, type Control Panel and tap OK (for Win 8 and Win 10).
  2. Choose the available feature: Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select FreeShoppingTool Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and press Uninstall.
  4. Exit the Control Panel.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Insert about:addons into the address bar and click Enter.
  3. Navigate to Extensions.
  4. Look for FreeShoppingTool.
  5. Click the Remove button next to it.
  6. Close the tab and restart the browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Insert chrome://extensions into the Google Chrome’s address bar and press Enter.
  3. Find the unwanted extension in the add-ons list.
  4. Click the Remove button next to FreeShoppingTool Toolbar.
  5. Close the tab with Extensions menu.
  6. Restart the browser.
Download Remover for FreeShoppingTool 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.

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar Screenshots:

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar
FreeShoppingTool Toolbar
FreeShoppingTool Toolbar

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
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2product.js8403 bytesMD5: 4f998c1a7e7e4796ca8fa6b5f0496609
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4content_script.js2151 bytesMD5: e68851bd145ab5a7c75f40b9edfa23dd
5genericLoadRemoteSettings.js2855 bytesMD5: a6e6f1cb9f9e0e9a0a821285bc5be55f
6icon16.png1772 bytesMD5: 41cabc30cca5b54bde838e2fd40b1b7c
7webTooltabAPIProxy.js5445 bytesMD5: 3873695b5694f1798e95b41d84d7dda9
8_rdMembers_@www.freeshoppingtool.com.xpi59333 bytesMD5: bc217e5ccaae3ef296232d89b74709d8
9extension_detect.js4299 bytesMD5: ac23aa66d6246b36c7362e48c8a2508a
10webtooltabAPI.js8721 bytesMD5: 75769bdcaa6c853e0bd79f4b16df4c28
11util.js2184 bytesMD5: a2a9be48c184b2f5455bea41e27261d8
12newtabproduct.html1210 bytesMD5: 2dc7a63e2e9a94721f6bf23dcadc7ce8
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