Winload Toolbar

What is Winload Toolbar?

Winload Toolbar is browser plug-in associated with the infamous It is said to improve your browser’s functionality, but in reality it is a useless clutter of a program. This add-on is supported by all best-known browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

The installation process is particularly confusing, as it occurs partly in German, partly in English. That is most likely because the majority of users who download the program are located in Germany. Even though technically this is not a browser hijacker, it comes pretty close to the title and so it is a very smart choice to remove Winload Toolbar.

Where did Winload Toolbar come from and what does it do?

If you are not sure how come this program is in your computer, it probably means that you got it via drive-by download. However, you may have installed Winload Toolbar on your own, in which case you probably also installed Amazon Icon, PC Optimizer ausführen (PC Optimizer PRO) and Pricealarm.

If you rushed through the installation process, it probably also changed your home page and search engine and will flood you with notifications and redirect your searches to unrelated pages (you will notice the “WebCrawler” search). All this makes for a very annoying surfing and a slower computer and Internet browser.

As the majority of plug-ins, this one is also ad-powered. This means that they may collect your browsing history in order to show you relevant ads and such data can be easily hacked by cyber criminals. To be sure your computer is safe, the best option is to delete Winload Toolbar.

How to remove Winload Toolbar?

Removing Winload Toolbar can be a bit frustrating, but mostly because it installs so many add-ons along with itself. In order to be sure that you got rid off all the unwanted components you can download SpyHunter that will do just that and more. To learn how to delete Winload Toolbar from your computer’s system and from all your browsers, read the instructions below.

How to delete the programs

Windows 8:

  1. Open the Metro UI screen.
  2. Right click on any program and choose Uninstall on the bottom part of the screen.
  3.  “Programs and Features” will pop up.
  4. Select and uninstall these programs: Winload Toolbar, Window Utils and Optimizer Pro v3.1.
  5. Go to this page:, download and install the automatic security tool.
  6. Run it to scan your system and make sure it is safe.

Windows Vista/7:

  1. Press Start, then Control Panel.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Uninstall these programs: Winload Toolbar, Window Utils and Optimizer Pro v3.1.
  4. Download an automatic safety tool at
  5. Install it and scan your computer to be sure it is now safe.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start, after that- Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs.
  3. Click on and uninstall these: Winload Toolbar, Window Utils and Optimizer Pro v3.1.
  4. Download SpyHunter, install it and run to check your computer for infections.

When you are uninstalling Window Utils, a dialogue box will open warning you that you will need to delete some of the components manually. That means it will stay in your Internet browser, however, you can delete the plug-ins from there following the instructions below.

How to delete it from the browsers

Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Under the General tab, you will see Home Page on top. You can click the Use Default button or simply delete the current and enter a new URL.
  4. Below, you will see Search. On the right side next to it, click Settings.
  5. Choose and Remove the search engine you do not want.
  6. On the same tab, click Toolbars and Extensions, above Search Providers.
  7. Choose and Disable the extensions you do not want.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click Alt+T, then Options.
  2. General tab will open, change your homepage there: enter a new address or click the Restore to Default button.
  3. Go to Tools again, press Add-ons.
  4. Choose Extensions and Disable the plug-ins you do not want.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. At On Startup choose Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Press Set pages and type in the address of the web page you want to open at the startup.
  5. Back at Settings under Search click Manage search engines… button.
  6. Click on search you want to erase and click the X that you will see on the far right of the name.
  7. Click on search you want to use and click Make default.
  8. Close this tab, you will still be at Settings.
  9. Choose Extensions on the left part of the page.
  10. Delete the extensions you do not want by clicking the Bin button on their right side. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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