Text From PC Toolbar

What is Text From PC Toolbar?

A piece of software that goes by the name Text From PC Toolbar is not exactly beneficial although some users might find it quite useful. We say so because it only changes web browsers’ settings when it is installed on users’ computers. Yes, it does not do anything else. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that it should only change homepages on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The new page it sets (Search.htextfrompc.co) looks like an ordinary search provider at first glance, but it is not exactly what it looks like. There are several reasons why specialists do not call it a fully reliable search tool – you can find all those reasons listed in the next paragraph, so read it if you want to find out how it acts, or you simply cannot understand why a legitimate-looking search tool has to be removed.

What does Text From PC Toolbar do?

Text From PC Toolbar does not perform many activities on users’ computers. It only sets a new website as a homepage – Search.htextfrompc.co. Although this page has an appearance of a legitimate search tool, it cannot be called a legitimate search provider, our malware researchers say. Research has clearly shown that some of the search results it opens to users after they enter any search query are nothing more than the modified search results. They do not differ much from ordinary search results, and we cannot call them malicious, but we still do not think that it is a good idea to click on them because they might open untrustworthy pages. You might find anything on them, even untrustworthy applications, so be very careful. To be frank, if you continue using Search.htextfrompc.co to perform web searches, it is only a question of time when you click on these modified search results no matter how careful you are because it is not that easy to say which of the search results are modified. This search tool is not considered a trustworthy one not only because of this. Researchers have also observed that it might record personal details and then share them with third parties. Of course, it cannot access any personal details itself. Instead, it records only those details entered by the user in the search box, so you should not insert any personal information voluntarily. Instead, it would be best that you remove this search tool and start using a more trustworthy search engine.

Where does Text From PC Toolbar come from?

We are sure you have not installed Text From PC Toolbar willingly on your computer because such suspicious applications like this browser plugin tend to arrive on users’ PCs in software bundles. Since their only goal is to stay unnoticed until they successfully enter computers, they often travel next to third-party applications. This explains why so many users cannot explain when and how Text From PC Toolbar was installed on their computers. Although this piece of software travels in bundles most of the time and enters systems unnoticed, it is impossible not to notice the changes it applies to browsers once it gets onto PCs. Do not let another suspicious application make modifications without your permission again – install security software on your system as soon as you delete Text From PC Toolbar and remove the undesirable search tool it promotes. You must use only a reputable security tool and update it periodically so that it could recognize all the newest threats and prevent them from entering the system.

How to remove Text From PC Toolbar

You need to remove Text From PC Toolbar if you no longer want to see Search.htextfrompc.co open for you when you launch your browser. If you feel that you need some help with that, feel free to use our step-by-step manual removal guide. On the other hand, you can go to perform a system scan with an automated malware remover to undo the changes applied to your browsers. Adopt whichever removal method you like best because the most important thing is still the final result.

Text From PC Toolbar removal guide

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
  3. Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Double-click the Start Page Value.
  5. Enter http://www.google.com or another page as the Value data.
  6. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E to open Explorer.
  2. Open %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profile.
  3. Check all folders to find prefs.js.
  4. Open this file with Notepad.
  5. Remove user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "Search.htextfrompc.co"); from this file.
  6. Save the changes.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Go to %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Locate and delete three files Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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