You should not install StreamlinedDIY Toolbar if you do not want to see a new homepage, New Tab page, and a strange toolbar at the top of your browsers. If you have already done that or StreamlinedDIY Toolbar has managed to enter your computer without permission, you probably already see that the settings of your browsers have been changed. Hp.myway.com which is set as homepage and the New Tab URL after the installation of StreamlinedDIY Toolbar does not seem to be a bad search engine at all. Also, it enables users to access popular websites very quickly. Even though it seems to be perfectly normal at first glance, we cannot say to you that it is very safe to use it as the default search engine because specialists at 411-spyware.com have found that this search tool gathers information about users and might even present them with the sponsored search results. Continue reading to find out more about that. If you make a decision to remove StreamlinedDIY Toolbar and thus get rid of the search tool it promotes, do not hesitate to use our step-by-step instructions which you will find below the last paragraph of this article.
Even though StreamlinedDIY Toolbar should help you to “become an expert at any task you choose”, in reality, it only contains buttons that lead to How to and Do it yourself websites, for instance, ehow.com. You can open those websites by typing the URL into the address bar of your browser, so you definitely do not need to keep StreamlinedDIY Toolbar installed. To be frank, our security specialists suggest getting rid of this toolbar also because it promotes a questionable search engine hp.myway.com. This search tool might not look bad at all; however, it has been found that it might collect information about users and their activities. For example, it is interested in the websites users frequently visit, ads/links they click, IP address, search queries, demographic information, and other details. In addition, even though it is enhanced by Google, the developer of StreamlinedDIY Toolbar might have still modified this search tool to be able to show advertisements for users. We want to warn you about these ads because it is known that they might redirect users to unreliable third-party websites. As you can see, StreamlinedDIY Toolbar and the search engine it promotes are not perfect, so is it really worth keeping them on the computer? The answer is no.
Specialists have also found it quite strange that StreamlinedDIY Toolbar requires so many permissions, for example, to read and change data on websites, read and change users’ browsing history, manage downloads, and, finally, manage applications, extensions, and themes. If you install this browser plugin on your computer, you grant it permission to act this way. Of course, those users who install StreamlinedDIY Toolbar accidentally do not even know that they have allowed it to act like that. Actually, it seems that all Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. toolbars act in a similar way, so do not install a similar product ever again. Remember, these browser plugins might enter computers in software bundles too, so you should always be very careful. On top of that, it would be really smart to acquire and install a security application for protecting the computer from all kinds of dangers 24/7.
It should not be hard to remove StreamlinedDIY Toolbar from Internet Explorer because it has an uninstaller in Control Panel. In case you use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, it will be a little bit more difficult to remove StreamlinedDIY Toolbar from them because you will have to remove the extension of the toolbar from these browsers. If you wish to get rid of StreamlinedDIY Toolbar quicker, you can reset your browsers to their default settings or scan your computer with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. If you wish to try this tool first, you can download its free diagnostic version by clicking on the Download button which you will find below this article.