HeadlineAlley Toolbar is a browser add-on which is presented as a must-have toolbar. It functions may seem to be very attractive to those users who are interested in daily news and want to learn about them as soon as possible. It contains buttons which once clicked opens a drop-down window containing the latest news published by, for example, CNN, NY Times and AP News. HeadlineAlley Toolbar also features links to a weather forecasts website and some other domains.
Unlike other browser plug-ins or extensions, HadlineAlley Toolbar is compatible only with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Attentive users might have noticed that HadlineAlly Toolbar is not the only application which is downloaded from headlinealley.com. Those of you have the toolbar installed know that the installer of the add-on contains five options enabling you to change the settings of the two browsers:
Make MyWebSearch my homepage & new tab for these browsers
Make MyWebSearch my default search engine for these browsers
Also install Headline on Firefox
As to the first two foregoing options, the user can select on which browser which change will be made. If you have installed the toolbar without paying attention to its installer, do not think that your browsers are hijacked.
Once the home page and search provider have been changed to mywebsearch.com, the search results may differ from the one you would get on Google. Above the hyperlinks matching your interest, you will find a set of links to advertising websites. Moreover, you will see two keyword columns which are presented as alternative options for your browsing session. We advise you against using this search engine in order to prevent malware attacks which may be launched after you visit a corrupted website.
It has also been found that HeadlineAlley Toolbar, published by Mindspark, installs five components on your Internet Explorer, including 29bar.dkk, HeadliuneAlley_29 HTML and browser helper objects (BHO) which may be used for monitoring how you browse the Internet using the toolbar’s search box or My Web Search.
We urge you to remove HeadlineAlley Toolbar if you do not want to run the risk of getting the computer infected with unwanted malware. Needless to say, automatic removal is by far the better choice no matter how complex the infection is. If you want a reliable spyware removal tool to delete HeadlineAlley Toolbar for you, do not hesitate and implement SpyHunter which will safeguard the PC against further threats.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
We have found that after the toolbar is uninstalled, only some tweaks on the browsers have to be made. However, if you find that these instructions are insufficient, feel free to comment below. Moreover, after you complete the removal, you should scan the PC with a reliable scanner.