NoteHomepage Toolbar

What is NoteHomepage Toolbar?

Mindspark Interactive Network is at it again. After several months of keeping a low profile, they have resumed the release of their bad toolbars. NoteHomepage Toolbar in the newest addition and just as worthy of being removed as the rest of Mindsparks toolbars. Mindspark in infamous for its highly intrusive browser toolbars/extensions that offer a useless service and then replace the homepage address to compel you to use their search engine. However, the search engine is unreliable, so we do not recommend you to use it. We invite you to read this description if you want to find out more.testtesttest

Where does NoteHomepage Toolbar come from?

Mindspark Interactive Network is a well-known developer that is responsible for creating hundreds of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It is not a malware developer per se, but its PUPs have some borderline malicious features that we will overview in this description. Nearly all of its toolbars look and work the same with the only exception being the presentation of its alleged useful features. Among the hundreds of its programs, we find DirectionsBuilder Toolbar, SimplePictureEdit Toolbar, MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar, and many others.

You can get NoteHomepage Toolbar from Its dedicated distribution website at This site claims that this toolbar will help you organize your notes and lists. Basically, it offers a gimmicky feature that is supplied by third-parties. We are more concerned with this program’s secondary distribution channel which involves the use of third-party software installers. Researchers say that the installers contain bundled software that is installed automatically. Thus, this program can enter your PC secretly. The sites that feature those installers are subject to change. However it is likely that they are hosted on freeware sites and other websites that advertise the software and redirect to its download website. The channels used to distribute it are subject to change, however, but these two methods of dissemination are currently in place and you ought to avoid visiting its main site and not visit shady software distributing sites.

How does NoteHomepage Toolbar work?

NoteHomepage Toolbar is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main purpose of this toolbar is to replace your browser’s homepage address with its featured search engine. This search engine redirects all search queries to Google Custom Search which is not the same as because its search results can be customized by Mindspark Interactive. The customized search results can feature promotional links that can redirect you to various survey-featuring sites as well as sites promoting shady software.

If you use NoteHomepage Toolbar and its affiliated search engine, then Mindspark, its affiliates and service providers can collect some information about you. According to the privacy policy, they can collect information about you “including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.” You should not allow them to keep tabs on you because they information they obtain is usually used for promotional and advertising purposes.

How to remove NoteHomepage Toolbar

NoteHomepage Toolbar is one shady application that is disguised as legitimate, but its true purpose is to replace your browser’s homepage and compel you to use its featured search engine that features promotional links that can redirect to malicious websites. On top of that, this program can collect information about you and use it to advance Mindspark’s agenda. If you want to delete this useless piece of programming, then we invite you to use our removal guide provided below this description.

Remove NoteHomepage Toolbar from Microsoft Internet Explorer

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs.
  3. Find the undesirable program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Identify the malicious program and right-click it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Right-click the Start screen button and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Identify the unwanted software and click Uninstall.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start menu button.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Find the application and right-click it.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Remove NoteHomepage Toolbar from other browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find the toolbar and click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and click Extensions.
  3. Find the toolbar.
  4. Click Remove.
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