ProductManualsFinder Toolbar Removal Guide

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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.

Furthermore, http://int.search.myway.com can use web beacons and browser cookies to collect information about you. Its privacy policy states that it will automatically collect anonymous information about you. We have found that the collected information can include “IP address, your browser type and language and other browser-related information, a time-stamp, the keyword query, search query text, search results clicked, pages viewed, search history, the content of any of our undeleted cookies,” and so on. Also, any personal information you provide when you register on the MyWay site will also be collected. Now, the collected information can be used to “improve” ProductManualsFinder Toolbar’s services, such as customizing and personalizing the advertisements displayed to you via its search engine’s search results.

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.

How to uninstall ProductManualsFinder Toolbar

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the bad toolbar and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the program and click Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar and click Settings.
  2. Go to Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the application and click Uninstall.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start menu.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Locate the toolbar and right-click it.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

How to remove ProductManualsFinder Toolbar from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Simultaneously press Alt+F.
  2. Open More tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Find and remove the bad toolbar.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Choose Extensions.
  3. Locate the toolbar.
  4. Click Remove.
Download Remover for ProductManualsFinder Toolbar *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

ProductManualsFinder Toolbar Screenshots:

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