DigiSmirkz Toolbar

What is DigiSmirkz Toolbar?

DigiSmirkz Toolbar is an application that was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, the same company that has built ConvertPDFsNow Toolbar, DirectionsBuilder Toolbar, MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar, and a ton of other suspicious toolbars. Although the toolbars themselves are not malicious, they can modify your homepage and default search provider settings, which is the main reason why they are considered to be potentially unreliable. Even if the changes are made with your notice and permission, it is unlikely that that is done to your benefit. For one, the search results that are shown to you are actually taken from the popular Google Search. Needless to say, we advise installing the popular search tool instead of using one that is only capable of introducing you to recycled search results. There is no point in using such a tool. Of course, MyWay – the search provider – has a reason to use the popular Google Search, and we discuss this in the report. Continue reading if you want to learn about that and/or the removal of DigiSmirkz Toolbar.testtesttest

How does DigiSmirkz Toolbar work?

You can download DigiSmirkz Toolbar from its official website digismirkz.com/index.jhtml (Chrome users are routed to chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/digismirkz/fhibenoomgnppdhbjaephephkddnokof). Did you download the toolbar from its official website? It is more likely that you have been introduced to it by a third-party installer that might have showed up via an attractive pop-up advertisement. Even legitimate, reliable programs are often distributed by malicious parties because they use them to conceal more unreliable or less popular software. Unfortunately, it is also possible that DigiSmirkz Toolbar was installed along with malware. Even if software packaged along with this hijacker is not incredibly malicious, you want to know exactly what you are dealing with. Click the link below to acquire a free scanner that will inspect your operating system and list the malware that exists. Look up the threats found to see if more unreliable software is present. If it is, figure out how to remove it first. If you are lucky, other infections will not be found, but that is likely to happen only if you use the original installer on the official website.

As you can see, the search tool represented via DigiSmirkz Toolbar is “enhanced by Google.” What does that mean? That means that MyWay uses the Google search engine to display search results. As we have already discussed, this makes the search tool look quite inefficient. There’s more to it. It is quite possible that MyWay has chosen to use Google Search to make you trust the results shown more. If the tool displays sponsored links, that might increase the chances of you interacting with them, and, in return, a bigger profit is generated. It is also possible that the toolbar earns money every time you interact with the easy-access links routing to welcome.motitags.com, tumblr.com, macys.com, amazon.com, groupon.com, and other sites. It is also possible that these sites are added simply to make the toolbar appear more attractive. Whatever the case might be, you have to think carefully if DigiSmirkz Toolbar offers beneficial services and if you should keep it installed. Maybe you should remove it and install a better, more reliable alternative?

How to remove DigiSmirkz Toolbar

You can delete DigiSmirkz Toolbar from your operating system manually, or you can employ anti-malware software to eliminate it automatically. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends using anti-spyware software if more dangerous threats are found and if you are unable to get rid of them yourself. It is also a good choice for those who need protection against malware in the future. Because of that, we advise installing this software even if you manage to get rid of all undesirable programs, including the toolbar, which you can eliminate using the guide below. If you are having issues with the steps in this guide, you can always contact us via the comments section below; however, we are sure that you can successfully follow all steps if you are cautious and mindful.

Removal Instructions

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch RUN by tapping keys Win+R on the keyboard.
  2. Enter regedit.exe to access Registry Editor.
  3. In the pane on the left navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\.
  4. Delete the key named DigiSmirkz.
  5. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\ (also check HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\).
  6. Delete the key named digismirkz.dl.myway.com.
  7. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  8. Open the value named Start Page and then overwrite the hijacker’s URL. Click OK.
  9. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\.
  10. Delete the key named DigiSmirkzTooltab Uninstall Internet Explorer.
  11. Launch Explorer by tapping keys Win+E on the keyboard.
  12. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% (or %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\) into the bar at the top.
  13. Delete the folder named DigiSmirkzTooltab.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Explorer by tapping keys Win+E on the keyboard.
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ (if you operate Windows XP, enter %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\) into the bar at the top.
  3. Open the Default folder (or your Chrome profile folder).
  4. Delete the files named Preferences and Secure Preferences.
  5. Open the Extensions folder and Delete the folder named Fhibenoomgnppdhbjaephephkddnokof.
  6. Move back to the Default folder and then move to the Local Storage folder.
  7. Deletethese files:
    • chrome-extension_fhibenoomgnppdhbjaephephkddnokof_0.localstorage-journal
    • chrome-extension_fhibenoomgnppdhbjaephephkddnokof_0.localstorage
    • http_digismirkz.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage
    • http_digismirkz.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Explorer by tapping keys Win+E on the keyboard.
  2. Enter %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ into the bar at the top
  3. Open the folder representing your Firefox profile.
  4. Delete the folder named DigiSmirkz_i7.
  5. Open the file named prefs.js and overwrite the hijacker’s URL.
  6. Now, open the extensions folder.
  7. Delete the file named _i7Members_@free.digismirkz.com.
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