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.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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.