YourTemplateFinder Toolbar Removal Guide

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Computer users who install YourTemplateFinder Toolbar onto their browsers are usually careless. Careful users take their time to analyze the software they desire, and they weigh all pros and cons. Unfortunately, there are more cons to using this toolbar than there are pros, and this is why we are talking about its removal. Some users claim that this toolbar installs without permission and modifies search tools illegally. This is unlikely to be the truth. Although this toolbar has a bad reputation, it is unlikely to change browser settings without permission. Most users simply miss the fact that homepage and search providers are modified when installing this toolbar. Regardless, this program can modify settings, which is why we classify it as a toolbar hijacker. Needless to say, we advise removing YourTemplateFinder Toolbar, and this report explains it all.

Those who claim that the toolbar was installed without their permission most likely have executed a malicious software bundle. Our research has shown that the toolbar could be packaged with third-party software, and it could be malicious as well. If you have downloaded the toolbar from its official web page, free.yourtemplatefinder.com/index.jhtml, you must have been attracted by the services offered. This program is attractive because it promises to provide free templates of Thank You cards, recommendation letters, business stationery, and similar content. In reality, YourTemplateFinder Toolbar provides links to sites that should provide these templates, which makes this toolbar less useful. We have found the same to be the case with MyTransitPlanner Toolbar, EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar, and other infamous toolbars created by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. We recommend removing all of these toolbars.

YourTemplateFinder Toolbar not only provides links to suspicious third-party sites but also secretly communicates with anx.mindspark.com, ak.imgfarm.com, and anx.tb.ask.com. These servers could be used to download script and check for available updates; however, users are rarely aware of this. What you will not be able to miss is changes made to your homepage and search provider. If you use Firefox or Internet Explorer, your homepage will be changed to Home.tb.ask.com, and Ask Search will replace your regular default search provider. Chrome users will face Search.myway.com/MyWay Search. These search tools can show modified search results, which is why we advise removing them. Of course, we are more concerned about the extensions installed on your browsers. The toolbar is not controlled via an extension on IE; however, you will need to delete YourTemplateFinder Toolbar from Firefox and Chrome browsers.

“_brMembers_@free.yourtemplatefinder.com” is the name of the folder that represents the Firefox add-on, and it is found under C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{*}\extensions. If you delete this folder, the extension in Firefox will be eliminated; however, the search tools will remain hijacked. Everything is even more complicated if you use Chrome. If you delete the jadhamcfimejpbemfkgoeijaimpciehj folder under C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions, you will face the “This page is not found” message as soon as you launch Chrome. What is more, the extension is likely to remain active. Whether you have downloaded this add-on from the official page, bundled with other software, or via Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/yourtemplatefinder/jadhamcfimejpbemfkgoeijaimpciehj), you will face the same issue. If you do not get rid of this add-on, it will read and modify your browsing history, as well as you data on the sites visited. We understand why this information is read (to learn more about you), but why does the developer of YourTemplateFinder Toolbar need to modify this data? Is this method meant to hide undesirable communication with unreliable sites? Whatever it is, you should not ignore it.

As you can see, we have provided an extensive guide explaining the removal of YourTemplateFinder Toolbar. Do not be intimidated by the number of steps you need to perform to get rid of this suspicious toolbar. If you take your time and perform every step with caution, you should have no issues with the elimination of this strange program. Manual removal is not complicated in this situation; however, the programs installed along with the toolbar could be completely different. If you are unable to get rid of them manually, employ an automated malware removal tool without further delay. Do not just ignore malicious programs because they could do serious damage before you even realize what’s happening.

Removal Guide

Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start menu icon on the left of the Taskbar.
  2. Open Control Panel and navigate to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable program for additional options and click Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows logo on the left of the Taskbar.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and navigate to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program and select Uninstall to remove it.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10:

  1. Tap Win+R on your keyboard to launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel into the dialog box and them move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Identify the app you want to delete, right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F (Chrome menu).
  2. Navigate to More tools and click Extensions.
  3. Identify the unwanted extension, click the recycle bin button, and choose Remove.
  4. Tap Alt+F again and choose Settings.
  5. Navigate to On Startup and select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages and modify/delete the unwanted URL. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser tap Ctrl+Shift+A (Add-ons Manager).
  2. In the menu on the left click Extensions and Remove the unwanted extension.
  3. Tap Alt+T (Tools) and select Options.
  4. In the menu on the left click General.
  5. Find the Home Page section and modify/delete the URL.
  6. In the menu on the left click Search.
  7. Select the undesirable search provider and click the Remove button.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T (Tools).
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. In the menu on the left click Search Engines and set the preferred provider.
  4. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  5. Tap Alt+T (Tools) again and select Internet options.
  6. Click the General tab, modify/delete the Home Page URL, and click OK.

Remove the leftovers:

  1. Launch Explorer (tap Win+E).
  2. Type C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage into the address bar.
  3. Tap Enter to open the folder.
  4. Right-click and Delete http_yourtemplatefinder.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal.
  5. Right-click and Delete http_yourtemplatefinder.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage.
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*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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