ProductManualsFinder Toolbar is a browser extension that you might want to remove. It does not do anything useful, but it is set to change your browser’s homepage and new tab page to make you use its featured search engine. It comes from a company called Mindspark that has since updated its name to IAC Applications. This company is in the business of creating browser extensions that change the homepage addresses of web browsers to shady search engines that feature questionable promotional links in its search results. ProductManualsFinder Toolbar is an extension that does exactly that. Therefore, it is a potential threat to your computer’s security, and we recommend that you get rid of it.
Mindspark or IAC Applications as it is now known has created by potentially unwanted programs over the years. StreamlinedDIY Toolbar, EasyWeatherAlert Toolbar, OnlineMapFinder Toolbar and many others are very similar to ProductManualsFinder Toolbar. Furthermore, like its counterparts, this new browser extension has a dedicated distribution website at http://www.productmanualsfinder.com/index.jhtml. This site claims that this program can help you find user manuals for various products, but does not deliver on this promise because this service tends not to show up on demand. Furthermore, in order to present you with this service, this application changes the homepage address to http://int.search.myway.com. The list of user manuals is presented in the form of a site that lists them by categories, and you can access them by clicking one of six browsing and sorting options featured on the main page of http://int.search.myway.com. However, those user manuals are just a distraction because the real focus should be on the search results that this program’s search engine presents.
We are concerned that the search engine that is featured by ProductManualsFinder Toolbar can cause you various issues. http://int.search.myway.com uses Google Custom search to present you with search results. However, the problem is that the search results can feature questionable promotional links that can redirect you to infected websites that feature malicious software such as ransomware, rogue anti-virus applications, spyware, and so on. Other times it might feature clone sites try to extract your banking credentials. In short, the search engine cannot be trusted due to the fact that its Google-based search results can be modified to accommodate any link the people at IAC Applications want to be presented.
Our research has concluded that ProductManualsFinder Toolbar and its accompanying search engine have been created by a shady software developer and that the search engine is used to present you with questionable and possibly malicious search results that feature promotional links of unverified legitimacy. It will also collect information about you and use it to tailor and customize the promotional links. All in all, this application and its search engine are no good, so you should consider removing them.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1