How to remove Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer removal guide and information about how to remove Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, viruses, malware, and other threats from your PC.

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer by Google Inc. is a browser add-on, extension, and Windows program that is usually offered as a custom and free additional install by third-party freeware-type programs. Once Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer is installed it will replace your homepage and search engine with Google.com and will display a toolbar at the top of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer is not a harmful program but it may be distributed alongside third-party adware, potentially unwanted programs, and malware. If you find that this program was installed without your knowledge it is likely that other threats are present on your computer.

Symptoms

  • Advertisements in your web browser and Windows desktop
  • Modified browser homepage, shortcut, new tab page, and default search engine
  • Slow and sluggish computer
  • Decreased interent speed and browser performance

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer Removal Guide

Follow each step in this Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer removal guide to remove Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer and other threats from your computer.

1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. Once the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Perform a second-opinon scan with HitmanPro

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. Once the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall unwanted programs from Windows

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

uninstall Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

3. Search for Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer in the list of installed programs and double click it to initiate the manual uninstall process.

4. Once you have uninstalled Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove unwanted add-ons and extension

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.