Text From PC Toolbar Removal Guide

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Text From PC Toolbar is yet another attempt from Polarity Technologies LTD to make some easy money by promoting third parties in sort of covert ways, i.e., by spreading its featured search website and providing modified search results. Although this company is supposed to be based in Cyprus, this questionable toolbar and search website combo is supposed to be the service of another company called Eightpoint Technologies Ltd that is based in the Cayman Islands. We have found that this malware infection is practically identical to all previous browser hijackers in this Polarity family, including Search.tp-cmf.com and Search.searchytdav.com. Since there seems to be no official representation of this tool, it is only obvious that it is distributed in questionable ways. Therefore, it is quite possible that this browser hijacker is simply one of several malware threats on your system right now. This is why we suggest that you remove Text From PC Toolbar from your browsers right away and scan your system for other threats to make sure that you know what kind of dangers may lurk in the dark depths of your computer.

As we have said, we have not found any official representation of this supposedly useful tool anywhere. Of course, it is quite useful to run a web search on the name of this browser hijacker because you could find out right away what you are up against. Practically all search results right on the first page are links to malware-related sites that tell you how or why you should delete Text From PC Toolbar from your computer. This is why we emphasize the need for careful web search before downloading any free tool or software. Another thing you need to be very careful about when it comes to downloading software and updates is that you do not do it on suspicious file-sharing websites like filewin.com and malavida.es, which can be responsible for spreading this browser hijacker as well among lots of other threats. Such suspicious freeware and torrent pages usually promote malicious software bundles posing as legitimate free programs and so on. If you are not cautious enough and do not read the installation screens carefully, you may easily let a bunch of potentially unwanted programs and malware infections on board, including adware programs, Trojans, ransomware programs, fake alerts, backdoors, and, of course, browser hijackers.

It is also possible to drop such a "time bomb" onto your system if you click on unsafe third-party advertisements and corrupted links while browsing the web. This can happen basically in two ways. First, you may land on a suspicious website run by schemers or second, your PC is infected with adware, a browser hijacker, or a potentially unwanted program. If you want to avoid further infections, it is essential that you stay away from suspicious websites mostly related to online betting, gaming, file sharing, and dating. It is also important that you stop clicking on random third-party ads because you can never know which one will drop a threat or redirect you to malicious websites. All in all, we recommend that you run a reliable malware scanner on your computer after you delete Text From PC Toolbar.

This browser hijacker installs its featured search engine website, Search.htextfrompc.co, as your home page in your main browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. This  means that every time you launch any of these browsers, you will be exposed to this potentially risky search engine and its featured tools that may not even be as useful as you may think. This hijacker offers you the usual fake toolbar with the search tool, the local weather and news link, which can all present to you questionable web content. In addition to these, you have some extra buttons on this toolbar, including Skype, Google Hangouts, and Pushbullet. The problem is that when you click on these links as well as the thumbnail links below the main search field, it is possible that you get redirected to an intermediary page that may be able to insert questionable promoted content into the requested page. This is also how this browser hijacker can show you modified Yahoo search results pages that may include potentially unsafe third-party ads and other promoted content. Engaging with any content coming from this hijacker could be risky as you could drop further infections or get redirected to rogue websites operated by cyber crooks. No wonder why we recommend that you remove Text From PC Toolbar ASAP.

Since our tests show that this browser hijacker similarly to its predecessors may only change the home page settings in your browsers, it could be enough for you to restore these settings. If you do not know how to do this, please follow our instructions below this article. Please note that this hijacker could be only one of several threats on your system. Thus, it is obvious that your PC will not be safe for you to use until you hunt down all other threats. This is why we advise you to install a trustworthy piece of anti-malware software like SpyHunter.

How to remove Text From PC Toolbar from your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Locate the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” folder.
  3. Delete these files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Locate the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}” folder.
  3. Open prefs.js in Notepad.
  4. Overwrite the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://search.htextfrompc.co/") string with a URL of your choice.
  5. Save the file and close it.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Hit the Enter key.
  2. Overwrite “http://search.htextfrompc.co” value data in these registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit!)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Overwrite the value data in these value names in“HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}” registry key:
    FaviconURL (value data: “http://search.htextfrompc.co/favicon.ico”)
    FaviconURLFallback (value data: “http://search.htextfrompc.co/favicon.ico”)
    TopResultURL (value data: “http://search.htextfrompc.co”)
    URL (value data: “http://search.htextfrompc.co”)
  4. Close the registry editor.
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