GiffySocial Toolbar Removal Guide

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GiffySocial Toolbar is an application that is meant to provide you with great services, but our research team views it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is best to remove it from your operating system (for Internet Explorer users) and browsers (for Firefox and Chrome users) as soon as it is installed. Of course, if you are still thinking about installing it, we suggest you change your mind. That being said, you do not need to trust our word. Instead, read this report to learn what our malware experts have found out when researching and analyzing this suspicious extension in our internal lab. If you are not interested, find the guide that shows how to delete GiffySocial Toolbar below. If you are interested, keep reading, and do not forget that you can continue the discussion in the comments area.

In the past, GiffySocial Toolbar was offered to Chrome users via the Chrome web store, but this installer no longer exists. Nonetheless, Internet Explorer and Firefox users can still download the PUP from its official website, giffysocial.com/index.jhtml. According to this website, the app can help you find the “best gifs,” as well as provide you with access to a “meme maker” and a “gif maker.” The app is supposed to make viewing and sharing gifs much easier, and that is what might intrigue some people. You might also install it by accident if it comes bundled with something more desirable. Without a doubt, if you have downloaded something by accident, you should delete it right away. Otherwise, research it to make sure that it is not malware that requires immediate removal.

The suspicious GiffySocial Toolbar is introduced to users by Mindspark Interactive Network, and this company stands behind LearnTheLyrics Toolbar, WeatherBlink Toolbar, and many other toolbars. Due to this, it is no surprise that the one we are discussing in this report represents MyWay Search, a search tool that is represented via all Mindspark toolbars. Most users delete the PUP because of this search tool. It is meant to be “enhanced by Google,” but that is no indication that it is trustworthy. In fact, it can showcase sponsored links and modified Google Search results via search.myway.com, and that is why we encourage you to remove it. Of course, if you believe that the search tool is trustworthy, it is unlikely that you will pay attention to other suspicious things linked to the PUP.

Our researchers do not believe GiffySocial Toolbar to be a very useful tool. Sure, it provides easy-access links to giphy.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com, facebook.com, youtube.com, and a bunch of other sites, and it displays gifs via the New Tab page or the homepage, but none of this makes this the PUP highly useful. On top of that, its Privacy Policy reveals that information about all users can be recorded and even shared with third parties. Even if you find the services of GiffySocial Toolbar to be useful, you need to think carefully if you can trust a program that appears to serve undisclosed parties too. If you decide that you cannot, you want to delete this potentially unwanted program immediately.

Do you have experience that could help you remove GiffySocial Toolbar from your operating system and web browsers? Most likely, you do. Glance at the instructions below if you are not sure how to go about this situation. Once you get rid of the PUP, do not forget to scan your operating system to check if other threats exist. In fact, we suggest you scan your system right away because if you discover threats you cannot eliminate on your own, you might decide to install an anti-malware program that could erase GiffySocial Toolbar and other threats automatically. A reliable anti-malware program can do more than just eliminate existing threats. It also can protect your system and you against malware in the future!

How to delete GiffySocial Toolbar

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and enter about:addons into the address bar.
  2. Remove the unwanted extension and then restart the browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and enter chrome://extensions into the address bar.
  2. Remove the unwanted extension and then restart the browser.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel or type control panel into the search bar (on Windows 10) and click the menu to open it.
  2. Go to the Uninstall a program menu and then Uninstall the unwanted application.
Download Remover for GiffySocial 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.

GiffySocial Toolbar Screenshots:

GiffySocial Toolbar
GiffySocial Toolbar
GiffySocial Toolbar

GiffySocial Toolbar technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1000003.log4729 bytesMD5: ff196276064a24343118d4e218c52768
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4storage.js1640 bytesMD5: 26f9b5e8d7ebb120fb90e684da2b8b64
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8pageUtils.js2805 bytesMD5: d954693889cc791a7d53f531449c2111
9verified_contents.json5148 bytesMD5: 482d610b947497da13c000514a11e5b1
10TooltabExtension.dll266864 bytesMD5: bc960383d1656e444bb0037a74bd5185
11manifest.json2445 bytesMD5: bdd29ba9f90defac75e29758fcbb2c53
12MANIFEST-00000141 bytesMD5: 5af87dfd673ba2115e2fcf5cfdb727ab
13genericLoadRemoteSettings.js2855 bytesMD5: a6e6f1cb9f9e0e9a0a821285bc5be55f
14webtooltabAPI.js8721 bytesMD5: 75769bdcaa6c853e0bd79f4b16df4c28
15urlFragmentActions.js1825 bytesMD5: 48b83167bab4ef4ace7b594c562c86cd
16ajax.js2218 bytesMD5: 8b89b8762601212dd731408998dc5727
17CURRENT16 bytesMD5: 46295cac801e5d4857d09837238a6394
18LOG.old180 bytesMD5: b6e956a246333329ccef74923c29cc91
19index.js49 bytesMD5: c4207f2b196dc5f5480d51bdfa3cb3d4
20dlp.js5659 bytesMD5: b3a43e726d664f4f81e43cbb0127d545
21computed_hashes.json4346 bytesMD5: 0d0feae4823ef0aabb2a9f72a321b5ea
22icon16.png1426 bytesMD5: 4787f7ff3a8f3f021c35c38c666ba232
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24config.json1729 bytesMD5: 49f6235d13c4e9bc0cca87bfc169ed12
25newtabproduct.html1210 bytesMD5: 2dc7a63e2e9a94721f6bf23dcadc7ce8
26logger.js541 bytesMD5: 67d0b48fb0f8d49b34a2281fd9f289a3
27splashPageRedirectHandler.js2868 bytesMD5: bed60158e51b498d51e0871159d9da29
28browserUtils.js912 bytesMD5: f341142ac8f1d4ae36d31e0df7191f4e
29chrome.js146 bytesMD5: b2c99407822c379e64db34c166ee6896
30offerService.js10337 bytesMD5: b895b06a5c1af0a1ccc38853e71c6a2b
31LOG402 bytesMD5: bd9414fcacb92d9432401a4f12379612
32_pkMembers_@free.giffysocial.com.xpi55458 bytesMD5: ab0c6d25837d2a9a905b90fed4c82834
33urlUtils.js5349 bytesMD5: be75279c0a1e94c79500d00cafcfb05a
34product.js8403 bytesMD5: 4f998c1a7e7e4796ca8fa6b5f0496609
35webTooltabAPIProxy.js5445 bytesMD5: 3873695b5694f1798e95b41d84d7dda9
36TabManager.js151 bytesMD5: d9da65fc38d732958ee44e9e3ce46885
37extension_detect.js4299 bytesMD5: ac23aa66d6246b36c7362e48c8a2508a
38icon19on.png653 bytesMD5: a9c3d492c0a69003d628b72a37a71f6b
39background.js21378 bytesMD5: ae6350ee21f59eb4e8241feba34fdc27
40dlpHelper.js1799 bytesMD5: 3af8add36fef6a5feafd6247d8c9a2c5
41initOfferCEF.js8802 bytesMD5: 993e959f06960a925f99c46351ae3d1e
42ul.js3832 bytesMD5: 8db415cfe04b94f9fad4a32eef87ccef
43icon128.png4414 bytesMD5: 557538950733dfb5b5fe8c29730dcc57

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