Zwinky Toolbar

What is Zwinky Toolbar?

If you have installed Zwinky Toolbar onto your Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, it is likely that your home page has been changed to It has been discovered that this is just a secondary program offered to you during the installation of the toolbar. If you do not want to change the home page or switch the search provider, you have to be extremely careful after you click the download button displayed on and follow the installation setup. Here you will be introduced to two different sets determining the setting modifications for your Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Please uncheck the represented boxes in order to keep home page/search provider settings unaltered. Unfortunately, as researchers have discovered, most Windows users rush through the installation process without paying attention to the provided information. Please continue reading to learn why this is dangerous. The article also explains how to remove Zwinky Toolbar and delete related search tools.test

How does Zwinky Toolbar work?

If you do not pay attention to the installation process, various undesirable programs could be installed onto the PC. Needless to say, it is much easier to stop these programs from entering the system than getting them deleted. Since these applications are represented in the installation wizard, it is unfair to call them malicious. Even though they seem to have hijacked your browsers, you are not dealing with a malicious browser hijacker. Despite this, it does not mean that you should trust Zwinky Toolbar for reliable services. Even though the plugin promises you easy-access links to various websites (e.g. Facebook, YouTube), it should be handled with utmost care.

It has been discovered that the toolbar developed by Mindspark Interactive Network utilizes BHO (browser helper objects) to track information regarding your personal virtual experience. This is necessary for the toolbar and the search tools in order to provide best Internet browsing services; however, this also could be risky. BHO and web cookies collecting information about your virtual habits could be targeted by schemers. If this happens and the tools are hijacked, your personal information could fall at risk of being stolen. What is more, even if the Zwinky toolbar is running smoothly, the search engines cannot provide you reliable results.

How to remove Zwinky Toolbar?

In order to keep the system running smoothly and securely, you need to install automatic spyware detection and removal tools. They could track down and delete Zwinky Toolbar as well. If you wish to remove the plugin and undesirable search tools manually – follow the instructions presented below.

How to delete undesirable PC programs?

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Move to the left of the Task Bar and click Start.
  2. Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted program and click Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and right-click the application you wish to remove.
  3. Select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Tap the Windows key on the keyboard to access the Metro UI start screen.
  2. Right-click and select All apps, click Control Panel and then Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

How to remove undesirable search tools?

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options and click the General tab.
  3. Overwrite the undesirable Home Page and click OK.
  4. Move to the right of the page and click the search provider icon (search box).
  5. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the unwanted one. Click OK.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch IE, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. From the menu on the left select Search Providers.
  3. Remove the unwanted search provider and click Close.
  4. Once again tap Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, change the Home Page and click OK.

If you have any questions about the toolbar, its removal or induced risks, we accept all of them. Please post a comment below with your issues, and we will respond as soon as possible, so that you could enjoy a safe operating system soon enough.

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