APlusGamer Toolbar

What is APlusGamer Toolbar?

APlusGamer Toolbar is a browser plug-in that is often considered a potentially unwanted application, although it is very far from being a direct computer security threat. This toolbar is promoted as a browser extension that can help you “learn and have fun” at the same time. The application is targeted at primary to junior high students. APlusGamer Toolbar can add functions to your default browser that can make it an exciting learning tool. However, it is also very likely that you had no intention of installing the application on your computer. In such a case, it would be a good idea to remove APlusGamer Toolbar right now.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does APlusGamer Toolbar come from?

There are several ways to get APlusGamer Toolbar installed onto your computer. Originally, the application is developed by MindSpark Inc. Based on its developer and the plug-in’s behavior; we can obviously tell that it is from the same family as Citysearch Toolbar, KnowTheBible Toolbar, ButterflyField Toolbar and many others. Consequently, just like other Mindspark applications, APlusGamer Toolbar can be easily download at aplusgamer.com. The main website says that APlusGamer Toolbar is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, but if users need the plug-in for Google Chrome, it should be possible to find APlusGamer Toolbar at Chrome app store as well.

Apart from the official distribution channels, we need to consider third party distributors as well. Various reports claim that users install APlusGamer Toolbar onto their computers unwittingly, when they install various free apps and games download from third party file hosting pages. We cannot stress enough the importance of READING all the installation steps to avoid installing potentially unwanted applications.

What does APlusGamer Toolbar do?

As it has been mentioned in the first paragraph, APlusGamer Toolbar has been developed to provide users with educational information. Nevertheless, if you install the full version of the application you will also notice that your default search engine and homepage get changed to Ask.com. In fact, you may choose NOT to change your browser settings during APlusGamer Toolbar’s setup, but if you fail to notice the notification about that, your browser settings will be modified.

It is definitely not an illegal activity, because you have been informed about it beforehand. However, if the application has arrived via third party distributor, you should seriously consider removing APlusGamer Toolbar right now.

How to remove APlusGamer Toolbar?

Manual removal instructions for APlusGamer Toolbar are provided at the official homepage, because Mindspark is obviously concerned with keeping all of its users satisfied. We also provide manual removal instructions below this description, and we want to remind you that after manual removal you should also scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner in case you might have installed other potentially unwanted applications on the PC as well. Regular computer system scans are one of the best ways to prevent dangerous threats from entering your PC.

Uninstall APlusGamer Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Wait for Charm bar to appear and then click Settings.
  3. Go to Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  4. Highlight APlusGamer Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove APlusGamer Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and navigate to Control panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall APlusGamer Toolbar.

Modify your browser settings

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and go to Options.
  2. Change your homepage address under General tab and click OK.
  3. Click search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  5. Remove Ask Search from the list and click OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  7. Disable and remove APlusGamer from Extensions.
  8. Restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Select Search providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove Ask Search. Click Close.
  4. Press Alt+X again and go to Internet options.
  5. Change your homepage address under General tab and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Click Set pages and change your startup page. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine; delete Ask Search and press Done.
  6. Click Extensions on the left pane.
  7. Remove APlusGamer from the list.
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