Some browser plug-ins are wrongly accused of being browser hijackers. Quizulous Toolbar is also often considered to be a dangerous computer infection while in fact it is a potentially unwanted program, that most of the time, users install on their computers themselves. Quizulous Toolbar is created by Conduit Ltd. and therefore the toolbar belongs to an extensive family of browser plug-ins. It is basically a new version of such applications as WiseConver Toolbar, Travelocity Toolbar, Frecause Toolbar and others. At the same time, Quizulous Toolbar is not too problematic, because you can easily remove it manually via Control Panel.
Quizulous Toolbar is not a malicious computer infection, because it does not enter the PC without your permission. You can easily download the application at quizulous.ourtoolbar.com, although according to our computer security researchers this browser extension can be bundled with any freeware application you may encounter on the Internet. The best way to avoid installing Quizulous Toolbar is to refrain from downloading unreliable software from third party websites (that is, a hosting page that has nothing to do with the developers of the software). What is more, even if you do go through the software installation process, make sure you read all the steps carefully, as Quizulous Toolbar has various installation options you can toggle.
Additional functions and options are something that leads us to the first sentence of this description – the reason why Quizulous Toolbar can sometimes be considered a browser hijacker. This application may change your default home page and search engine to search.conduit.com, if you choose the appropriate options during the installation. Here it is necessary to point out that Quizulous Toolbar DOES NOT force you to change your home page, and if it has been modified without your permission, you most probably have skipped the option during the setup.
However, even if Quizulous Toolbar does not force itself on you, the application still installs additional adware features such as Value Apps, that may display a lot of annoying and intrusive coupon deals and discount offers especially on commercial websites. What is more, if search.conduit.com is set as your default home page, you will be exposed to a vast number of commercial pop-ups and other types of advertisements. All of these ads display third party content for which Quizulous Toolbar cannot be responsible.
Hence, in the long run this toolbar could be exploited in a malicious scam for malware distribution. It is not a very big possibility, but you should not take your chances, especially if Quizulous Toolbar has arrived bundled with freeware. Uninstall Quizulous Toolbar right now, and then use SpyHunter free scanner to scan your system in order to make sure that it is not infected with malware and other potential threats.
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