FunPopularGames Toolbar is a potentially toolbar that is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Our computer security experts say that is a “bad toolbar” because it might inadvertently expose you to dangerous websites that are associated with malware distribution. If you care about your computer’s security, you should remove FunPopularGames Toolbar from your system as soon as possible and then protect your PC from similar intruders. Should you have any questions about this toolbar or your computer’s security, you are always welcome to contact us via our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
It is very likely that you installed FunPopularGames Toolbar on your PC together with some other freeware application. We do not believe that users access the official website for this application directly to download it willingly. However, the fact that this toolbar has with an official webpage means that we cannot classify it as a computer infection. It is easy to download the program from funpopulargames.com, and the website even informs you about all the additional features that may come with the application, granted you install the full version of it. Thus, this toolbar would not be able to enter a target system if it were not for the user’s permission.
Needless to say, some users may say that they did not intend to have this application on their computers, and they have no idea how it managed to slither into their systems. The point is that FunPopularGames Toolbar can be distributed bundled with freeware. This is something all browser extensions from the Mindspark family indulge in. For example, the same distribution method was employed by MyImageConverter Toolbar, VideoConverter Toolbar, EverydayLookup Toolbar, and many others. If ONLY you were attentive enough during the setup process you might have been able to avoid installing this program.
You might be willing to let FunPopularGames Toolbar be on your computer, seeing how this application is able to provide you with over 500 free games, but you have to take into account the other side of this toolbar as well. The reason FunPopularGames Toolbar comes for free is because it supports third-party advertisements. The application may collect data on your web browsing habits to generate custom ads based on your likes and preferences. What is more, going through the setup automatically, changes your browser settings as well. If you install this toolbar on your PC, the next time you launch your browser you will see that Ask.com has been set as your default homepage.
There is nothing illegal or malicious about it, but it opens a lot of security loopholes for the cyber criminals to use. In the worst-case scenario, Ask.com may expose you to commercial links that lead to dangerous websites. From there, you would be only one click away from a severe malware infection and a complete system crash.
Do yourself a favor and remove FunPopularGames Toolbar immediately. You can uninstall this toolbar via Control Panel, but if you are a Google Chrome or a Mozilla Firefox user, you will also have to restore your browser settings manually, deleting the extension on your own. It is not such a hard task, and you can achieve it by following our guidelines. However, do not forget to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner after manual removal because there might be many other undesirable programs left on your PC, and you definitely need to take care of them al.
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