ScenicHomepage Toolbar is yet another useless and potentially risky tool from the infamous Mindspark family of bad toolbars. This family has already given us dozens of similar and identical featured search pages, including OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar, InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar, and EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar. Since these browser extensions do not mean severe danger and there is nothing malicious about them, we cannot call them malware infections. This is why we have put them all into the potentially unwanted program (PUP) category. Mind you, this does not mean that you can never get burnt by leaving this PUP in your browsers. In fact, this tool can show up as your home page and new tab page in all major browsers and thus expose you to questionable third-party contents through the search results it shows you. Since it is quite possible that this is not the only threat on your system right now as this PUP can enter your computer along with malware infections, we suggest that you do take it seriously. As a matter of fact, we recommend that you remove ScenicHomepage Toolbar and all other related threats as soon as possible.
You can find the official webpage of this PUP at scenichomepage.com/index.jhtml, which is a rather simple page to be frank. However, you can easily install this tool directly by clicking on the download button. Remember that before you actually install such a tool, there is always a pop-up window at the top that informs you about the permissions you have to agree to give your extension. We suggest that you always read this carefully because you may not want to give such rights to a questionable app. Another official channel is the Chrome web store where you can also install it directly, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scenichomepage/hhcmkedemkpbakpjdmpacbelgplbmgaf. It seems that already 19 thousand users have installed this toolbar through this channel. So let us give you some reasons to want to delete ScenicHomepage Toolbar from your browsers.
This PUP can also be found spreading in freeware bundles or other questionable ways. You may, for instance, click on an unsafe third-party pop-up ad while surfing the net and that could directly install this PUP, or worse, you may drop a whole bundle of malware threats along with it. You should not fall for tricks like fake updaters and download notifications. You may be made to believe that there is something wrong with your system or your browser (lacking a plugin or a driver update) and that you need to click "Install" or "OK" to tackle this "urgent" issue. However, most of the time you will end up with a malicious installer on your system and such PUPs like this in your browsers. You should also stay away from suspicious websites generally associated with online gaming, gambling, file-sharing, and pornography. These pages can promote questionable and dangerous third-party ads and fake contents, such as buttons, links, and notifications. One click and you can drop a bundle of malicious threats onto your system. This is exactly why we suggest that you delete ScenicHomepage Toolbar and run a good malware scanner to find all other possibly harmful programs on board.
This is another useless toolbar from Mindspark, as we have already mentioned, but this time, it does not even seem to display the usual toolbar. Instead, you can choose a spectacular background picture for your browser window and also, local weather information that you can choose to display or not. But the real issue here, as most of the time, is the questionable search engine it features. This PUP uses the search.myway.com search engine to show you results, which is supposed to be enhanced by the Google search engine. However, whenever you run a search through this tool, there is a chance that you will be presented with a modified search results page that could contain questionable third-party content, such as ads and links. If you engage with such risky content, you could infect your system with more malware threats and you may also open malicious pages on new tabs and get scammed by cyber crooks. If you do not want to experience online fraud in any form, we recommend that you remove ScenicHomepage Toolbar from your browsers.
Finally, let us tell you what you need to do to eliminate this PUP. First of all, if you find this toolbar in your Internet Explorer browser, you can use the uninstaller you will find in the list of installed programs in Control Panel. However, this uninstaller will only work for this browser. As for the rest of the affected browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, you need to reset them to make sure that no browser-related threats remain. Please use our guide below to manually remove ScenicHomepage Toolbar from your computer. If you need efficient help with protecting your PC from future attacks, we suggest that you install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.
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