Posts Tagged ‘toolbar’

Ask Toolbar Now Classified as a Threat by Microsoft

Monday, June 15th, 2015

In addition to being a notoriously annoying add-on, the Ask toolbar has now achieved security threat status.

If you are a tech-savvy user, you have probably helped more than one friend or family member remove various toolbars, viruses and other unwanted contents from machines running a version of Windows. If you are not, you may have been affected by those by yourself trying to find ways and methods to get rid of them again. One of the most notorious toolbars is the Ask Toolbar which up to this day is bundled with Java downloads for Windows and Macintosh systems.


AVG’s Browser Configuration Tool Undoes Browser Changes by AVG Software

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

This is sort of an interesting development; AVG has come out with a program that can be used to remove toolbars and other third-party software that comes bundled with AVG software.

Nowadays whenever you install a security software on your Windows operating system or another software there is always the chance that third-party software is installed along with it. These offers don’t have to be included by the developer of the software program, as it is quite common as well that download portals wrap programs in custom installers that will install those programs as well if you are not careful.


Junkware Removal Tool Uninstalls Popular Toolbars and Unwanted Software from your PC

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

This sounds like it might come in handy (as long as it doesn’t install a toolbar of its own!)

It is probably fair to say that the majority of Windows users encountered toolbars in one way or the other. Maybe you did not pay full attention to an installation dialog and ended up with the Ask or Babylon Toolbar installed on your system, or you paid attention and though a toolbar offered by the program would aid you in a way or another, or, you have been asked by friends, family or colleagues to take a look at their PCs and discovered one or multiple installed toolbars while doing so.


Firefox’s Australis Theme May Have Disastrous Consquences for Users Who Customize the Browser

Friday, April 19th, 2013

This kind of sounds like Firefox is slowly morphing into Google Chrome …

The new Australis theme has been looming around the heads of the Firefox community for a very long time. Most of what we – that is the public – know about the theme is that it will modify how Firefox looks as it will replace the current default theme when it is released. What many Firefox users may not be aware of though is that Australis is more than just a theme replacement as it will affect the way we customize the browser.


Firefox, IE Displaying Coupon Popups? May be Yahoo Toolbar …

Monday, March 25th, 2013

If you’re suddenly noticing a lot of popup coupon offers in Firefox or Explorer, this might be the reason why …

Toolbars have been quite useful in the past, and with that I mean ten or more years ago. The Google Toolbar for instance, available for many browsers at that time, added lots of options to the web browser. Today, toolbars appear to serve one purpose only, and that is making money for the company that publishes it. This is usually handled through search that earns the company money whenever users employ the search form the toolbar makes available. Usually, the installation will have an opt-out preference to change the browser’s default search provider and homepage as well for the complete package.


Buttonizer Turns a Firefox Toolbar Into a Button

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

This seems like a sensible add-on, especially for laptops and tablets that have a smallish screen to begin with …

Browser toolbars are sometimes a necessity, especially if they provide functionality that is otherwise not available. The main problem that many users have with toolbars is that they take up a lot of space. Firefox offers the tool to move at least some of the toolbars around but that usually is not enough to reduce the space the toolbar needs in the browser interface.