Whenever you install a new application on your computer, you need to know whether it is safe or not. It is more than obvious that iToolBox Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application, but some users still think there is nothing wrong with it. Naturally, if you download iToolBox Toolbar directly, then you clearly install it onto your computer, thinking that it is a useful application. However, it would be in your best interests to remove iToolBox Toolbar from the system at once. This application is highly intrusive and it may lead to specific computer security risks.
As far as the origins of iToolBox Toolbar are concerned, this browser toolbar is similar to other extensions from the same group, including Nation Toolbar, Blingee Plus Toolbar and ChatVibes Toolbar. These browser extensions are known to change your default homepage to their official websites and iToolBox Toolbar is of no exception. If you download and install the full version of iToolBox Toolbar, your default homepage and search engine will change to search.internettoolbox.org. Internettoolbox.org is the main website for this application, and it is possible to download the program there as well. Nevertheless, users seldom download such programs from their main websites.
Quite often users complain that iToolBox Toolbar and other similar applications enter their computers without their permission. It may happen because this toolbar often travels bundled with freeware applications in Amonetize installers. Thus, you if you have recently installed SpeedChecker, MyPC Backup, Snap.do or YTDownloader there is a high chance that you have iToolBox Toolbar on your computer as well. The best way to check whether you have this unwanted application on board is to go through the list of installed programs in Control Panel.
Also, if your default homepage was changed, you will definitely know that something is not right. The most important thing is not to panic. Homepage modification is not your biggest problem. The problem is that malevolent third parties can make use of iToolBox Toolbar to redirect you to unreliable websites.
The official stance is that iToolBox Toolbar is a “search enhancer that speeds up your web experience by accessing to the top topic of the day and much more.” However, in order to “enhance” your web experience iToolBox Toolbar needs to access your web browsing history, and if that data gets leaked to a third-party, you might experience various computer security-related issues.
Before any of that happens, uninstall iToolBox Toolbar from the system and then restore your browser settings. If you are not sure whether you have terminated all the potential threats, scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner, and then do not hesitate to invest in a licensed antispyware tool if need be.
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