If you have found this report, the chances are that you want to learn how to delete HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar or that you want to learn more about this suspicious, potentially unwanted program (PUP) before you decide whether installing or eliminating it is the better move. Our research team has recently reviewed this suspicious toolbar, and it appears that it works in the same way that MyEasyLotto Toolbar, HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar, NewNoteCenter Toolbar, and other toolbars created by the infamous Mindspark Interactive Network do. If you had used any of these toolbars in the past, you know that they are set up as promotional tools and that they all push to use MyWay Search. Is it dangerous to trust this seemingly-harmless search provider? It is unlikely that you would face critical security issues by interacting with it, but the search tool is very mysterious, and so we cannot say that you would face no risks at all. Due to this, removing the suspicious toolbar is recommended. If you want to learn more before you get rid of HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar, keep reading this report.
Speaking of web searching, HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar operates along with MyWay Search. When you let the toolbar into your operating system, hp.myway.com/horoscopebuddy/ttab02/index.html takes over the homepage (only on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox), as well as the New Tab. This page is meant to introduce you to the toolbar, but, in fact, the toolbar represents this page, which some classify as a browser hijacker. At the top of the page, you can find services that all route to horoscope.com. You can also find a button called “Horoscopes” on the bottom-right corner of the page. By clicking it, you open a window where you can check your current horoscope based on your “Star Sign” or “Chinese Zodiac.” In the center of the page, you can find a search field that represents search.myway.com, a search provider that is “enhanced by Google.” How is it enhanced by this popular search provider? The answer is simple: MyWay Search takes the results from google.com/search. However, not all of them. Some are likely to represent sponsored content, and that is another motive to remove HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar, considering that the suspicious, potentially unwanted search tool could show unreliable links.
You have several options when it comes to the removal of HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar. You can choose to eliminate this potentially unwanted program manually. Our research team has created a guide that shows how you can eliminate the toolbar from the browsers that it appears to be compatible with. Then there’s automated anti-malware software, and it can erase existing threats and potentially unwanted programs manually. Needless to say, we recommend installing this software; especially if a malware scanner finds other threats. It is essential that you pick the right anti-malware tool because you want it to not only delete existing threats or PUPs (e.g., HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar), but also to help you protect your operating system.