HowToSimplified Toolbar Removal Guide

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Usually, a browser toolbar should improve your browser’s functionality and enhance your web browsing experience. HowToSimplified Toolbar seems to be exactly that at first glance. It says that with this application you can “learn how to do anything.” It gives you access to DIY tutorials, and you can get expert advice on over a thousand do it yourself topics. However, our security specialists recommend removing HowToSimplified Toolbar from your computer because this extension is a potentially unwanted application from MindSpark family. This group has long been known to spawn potentially unwanted browser plug-ins.

We are not trying to say that HowToSimplified Toolbar is a dangerous computer infection. In fact, users download and install this application on their computers themselves. It is even possible to download the plug-in at howtosimplified.com – most of the applications from MindSpark group have functioning homepages. As such, HowToSimplified Toolbar is very similar to Zwinky Toolbar, Filmfanatic Toolbar, Citysearch Toolbar and many other toolbars from the same group. Technically, there is nothing wrong with it, and yet you should be careful about using HowToSimplified Toolbar on a daily basis because the plug-in is clearly related to unreliable third parties.

One of the most disturbing features associated with HowToSimplified Toolbar is the browser settings modification. That is why quite a few users think this extension is a browser hijacker. However, that is not exactly the case. Whether you download HowToSimplified Toolbar at the official website, or it comes bundled with freeware from unfamiliar websites, this plug-in gets installed on your computer after you go through the installation wizard. If you fail to uncheck several options on its setup, HowToSimplified Toolbar will also add Ask.com as your default homepage and search engine on Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. Take note that Ask.com discontinued search engine service back in 2011, so it is rather odd that HowToSimplified Toolbar makes use of a search engine that is no longer active.

What is more, the main ask.com homepage that HowToSimplified Toolbar uses comes with commercial advertisements and various sponsored links. Clicking them would definitely redirect you to affiliated websites, and you can never know whether they are safe or not.

Needless to say, the best solution in this situation is removing HowToSimplified Toolbar from your computer through and through. You can uninstall the application via Control Panel, but take note that you will still have to restore your browser settings to default manually because the default homepage and search engine do not get restored automatically.

Should you have any further questions, you can always leave us a comment below this description. Also, do not hesitate to invest in a powerful antispyware tool if need be.

How to remove HowToSimplified Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Drag mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove HowToSimplified Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove HowToSimplified Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall HowToSimplified Toolbar.

How to restore browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  3. When a confirmation box appears click Reset Firefox.
  4. Press Finish.
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HowToSimplified Toolbar Screenshots:

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