IWinstore Toolbar is a useless and potentially dangerous toolbar that you should not keep on board if you find it in your browser as a surprise. We have noticed that this bad toolbar only affects Internet Explorer browsers since both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome already block it along with its promotional website. The presence of this toolbar on your system could mean more trouble than you think even if you prefer to use other browsers. It is quite likely that this is not the only infection on your PC that may expose you and your computer to harmful web content and criminals. If you want to feel safe on your computer, you cannot keep any applications on board that even potentially unreliable. We suggest that you delete IWinstore Toolbar and identify all the rest of infections that may be endangering your virtual security. You should know that none of these malware infections would be on your system now, if you had proper protection in the form of a malware removal application.
It seems that this bad toolbar was created by Conduit Ltd., which is a well-known developer of questionable products and is responsible for MIXI.DJ Toolbar and Soft-Search Toolbar to name a few. It is not very likely that you download this application through its promotional webpage (iwinstore.ourtoolbar.com) because it gets blocked right away as a threat to your computer; unless you use Internet Explorer. Of course, if your computer is protected by a proper, up-to-date anti-malware application, your download attempt will fail as the installer file will be blocked. This is, of course, a big red flag regarding the reliability of this toolbar and should be a sign for you to remove IWinstore Toolbar immediately.
It is quite unlikely that thousands of users would end up on this questionable webpage to download this even more questionable application. That is why its creators use free software bundles to distribute this useless toolbar. These bundles obviously come with a number of threats. The most common “passengers” that travel in a bundle like this are adware programs, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs. So when you find IWinstore Toolbar in your browser, remember that this may be the least dangerous of all infections that may have come with it.
You can get infected with such malicious bundles when you end up on unfamiliar websites that host a lot of third-party ads. These pages are mainly related to file sharing, including torrent and shareware sites. You also may have noticed that you can find at least 3 or 4 download buttons and links on such pages. You should know that most likely 3 out of 4 are fake, and clicking on them could easily drop an infected package onto your system. The truth is that these ads do not always look like commercials; they can disguise themselves as system error notifications or buttons, too. Even if you accidentally land on such a suspicious page, you should not click anywhere but the close button or “X” to kill the current tab. Since this is the more likely way for you to have installed this toolbar, we recommend that after you delete IWinstore Toolbar, you should make sure that you clean the whole system of all potentially harmful programs.
Once you let this bad toolbar on board, it changes your home page setting to search.conduit.com/?SearchSource=10&ctid=CT2302555, which seems to redirect to a trovigo.com search engine. This search engine may be unreliable and present to you unsafe third-party content through manipulated search results. This toolbar offers you game-related quick links (iwin.com) and more. In fact, this toolbar is scrollable so you will also find links to e-mail servers, weather, and radio stations. However, it is possible that this application can inject third-party ads into the related third-party pages. IWinstore Toolbar also comes with a search tool that uses search.conduit.com to display the results of your web search; however, these results can also be modified. If you click on compromised links and ads on such a page, it is possible that you get redirected to unsafe websites. It is important that you stay away from such sites if you want to protect your computer. You should delete IWinstore Toolbar to put an end to this kind of exposure.
Cleaning your computer of malware infections is not always simple. Some threats can leave leftovers on your system, which sometimes can also regenerate the whole infection and go on terrorizing you. Fortunately, this toolbar has a proper uninstaller that takes care of all the mess this application created on your computer. Please use our guide below if you need help with the removal of this toolbar. If you want to provide decent protection for your PC, we advise you to download and install a reputable anti-malware application.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Windows Vista and Windows 7