Video Download Converter Toolbar Removal Guide

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One of the main reasons why you need to be attentive when you install various software applications on your computer is the possibility of installing a bunch of undesirable plugins and extensions. Take Video Download Converter Toolbar for example. It is a potentially unwanted application that arrives with free software programs you download at third party websites. Users are recommended to remove Video Download Converter Toolbar from their computers, because such browser plugin could be related to a number of security threats. It may not be a dangerous computer infection itself, but malicious third parties could always make use of Video Download Converter Toolbar to infect you with malware.

Some users mistake Video Download Converter Toolbar for a browser hijacker. However, there is one core difference between browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs – browser hijackers infect you behind your back, while Video Download Converter Toolbar requires user intervention to get installed on a target computer. Therefore, when you install such things as PDF readers of DivX players on your computer, read the installation wizard carefully – if the toolbar is bundled with any of the freeware, you will be given an option to install Video Download Converter Toolbar as well.

However, if you go through installation process negligently, you will most probably end up installing the full setup of Video Download Converter Toolbar, which will result in your home page and your default search engine being changed respectively to home.tb.ask.com and search.tb.ask.com. Video Download Converter Toolbar is not the only browser plugin related to these homepages. Vacation Xplorer Toolbar is also known to change your home page to home.tb.ask.com. These toolbars cannot be considered computer infections, because users install them on their computers themselves, however, there is a valid reason why computer security experts recommend removing them from the systems.

For one, Video Download Converter Toolbar displays a lot of pop-up advertisements that interferes with your web browsing. These are third party advertisements which means the toolbar is not responsible for their content, and consequently, anyone can embed these ads into the toolbar’s programming. Quite conveniently Video Download Converter Toolbar becomes a mean for malware distribution, especially considering that cyber criminals can exploit it anytime. Not to mention that the plugin makes use of cookies to collect your web browsing data. All in all, Video Download Converter Toolbar presents a number of security risks you need to take care of immediately, and the best way to do it is by removing Video Download Converter Toolbar from your PC.

How to remove Video Download Converter Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Video Download Converter Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Video Download Converter Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and select Control panel.
  2. Go to Add or remove programs and uninstall Video Download Converter Toolbar.

How to change browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  2. Remove home.tb.ask.com from General tab and enter a home page address. Press OK.
  3. Press Alt+X and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Remove Video Download Converter Toolbar from Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Search Providers on the left.
  6. Set a new default search engines, and remove Ask Search.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and click Options.
  2. Change your home page address and click OK.
  3. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines and remove Ask Search. Click OK.
  5. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  6. Remove Video Download Converter Toolbar from Extensions.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove Video Download Converter Toolbar.
  3. Click Settings on the left and mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages and change your startup page. Click OK.
  5. Press Manage search engines under Search.
  6. Set a new default search engine and remove Ask Search. Press Done.

You should also run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to check whether you have any other potentially unwanted programs on your PC.

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