You are completely right if you think that there is something wrong with the suspicious Koyote Toolbar. This program – which appears to be compatible only with Internet Explorer – uses the name of a popular company that offers free audio and video downloading services. In reality, this toolbar has nothing to do with this company. In fact, it is most likely that this popular name is used to attract users, which, as we have seen, it does successfully. Even the URL of the official download page, koyotesoft.mybrowserbar.com/download.html is misleading. Do you think that you should trust software that tries to hide behind the credentials of a different popular service? If you agree with us that this is a deal-breaker, continue reading to learn how to delete Koyote Toolbar from your browser and your operating system. Keep in mind that if questions pop up while going through this information, you can post them in the comments section below.
According to our research, Koyote Toolbar is very similar to the Dealio Toolbar that is officially promoted at dealio.mybrowserbar.com/download.html. Needless to say, it is obvious that these programs are similar just by looking at the URLs of the websites associated with them. Well, we have taken a better look, and we found that the privacy policies representing these apps are identical as well! This leaves no doubt that they were created by the same company. The Dealio Toolbar was detected by our researchers a few years ago, and it was classified as a potentially dangerous ad-supported program because it injected pop-ups and various advertisements. Although we recommend deleting this adware right away, we do not actually categorize Koyote Toolbar as an ad-supported program. Nevertheless, it is classified as bad toolbar, and you should remove it.
It appears that the creator of Koyote Toolbar is www.mybrowserbar.com; however, the information provided by this company implies that the publisher and true creator is Spigot, Inc. BlueSprig Toolbar and SearchMe Toolbar are a few other programs that were created by this company, and, unsurprisingly, they are very similar. Needless to say, this company is not related to Koyote-Lab, Inc. Although the toolbar we are discussing in this report does provide a link koyotesoft.com, it serves Spigot. This company is best known for its ability to monetize applications, and there is no doubt that Koyote Toolbar was set up to bring profit, whomever it might be for. As you might have noticed yourself, this toolbar provides links to many different sites, including facebook.com, amazon.com, and ebay.com. It also promotes the Yahoo Search tool – which you are offered to set up as your default search engine upon installation – and a couponing service. These coupons are represented by Savings-Slider, and this tool does not have the best reputation.
If you have installed Koyote Toolbar from koyotesoft.mybrowserbar.com/download.html, the Spigot Application Updater must have been installed along with it. Our anti-malware tool was set up to delete this piece of software as well. The good news is that this toolbar was not found yet to travel in software bundles, which means it is unlikely that other threats have slithered in along with this toolbar. Of course, being cautious is important, and you can run a malware scanner just to be sure that no other unreliable programs are active. Should you find malware, assess it carefully to approach the necessary removal in the best possible way. Keep in mind that we have created removal guides for most computer infections, and chances are that you will find tips for eliminating all threats you are interested in on this very website.
There are two ways that you can delete Koyote Toolbar. You can employ automated malware removal software or you can get rid of it manually. Needless to say, the manual option is more complicated, especially if you decide to eliminate the toolbar one piece at a time. We have created instructions that will help you erase unwanted files and registry keys. If that is too complicated for you, uninstall this toolbar via Control Panel like any unwanted program. Obviously manual removal is not ideal if other threats lurk around, or if your operating system is vulnerable and it is only a matter of time before other infections attack. In this case, it truly is best to employ an anti-malware tool you can trust.