What is Inbox Ace Toolbar (MyWebSearch)?
InboxAce Toolbar is an browser helper object, add-on, and extension powered by MyWebSearch for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer that causes many issues for internet users, including unwanted browser redirects to mywebsearch.com (and other websites) and unwarranted browser start ups. InboxAce Toolbar is essentially malware, categorized as a browser hijacker and adware, and is often referred to as the InboxAce virus. Aside from changing internet browser settings without permission, this unwanted Toolbar also displays malicious advertisements that should be avoided.
It has been reported that InboxAce Toolbar installs without user consent. This may be because InboxAce Toolbar primarily bundles with third-party items, including additional toolbars, browser hijackers, adware, and spyware. Some downloads such as freeware, shareware, codecs, and even torrents may include InboxAce Toolbar and third-party malware with their downloadable objects.
InboxAce Toolbar and associated malware have also been linked to the collection of user data without direct permission. This sometimes follows along the lines of entrapment for users who seek to manually and voluntarily install InboxAce Toolbar, which promotes itself as a safe and legitimate browser attachment used to search the web and organize email. In some cases, victims of InboxAce Toolbar malware have reported a very large amount of constant email spam, junk mail, and telephone calls from telemarketers.
InboxAce Toolbar and related third-party malware, individuals, developers, publishers, and organizations generate money off the confusion and misfortunes of internet users who happen to become infected with the InboxAce Toolbar virus and third-party software and browser attachments. These parties are often paid each time users download a third-party product, click advertisements, or use the InboxAce Toolbar to perform searches. These parties may also collect and sell (harvest) sensitive user information, especially data manually submitted online, including home addresses, telephone numbers, user names, passwords, and more. If you are infected with InboxAce Toolbar, it is important to immediately remove this unwanted toolbar and any relating software.
How does InboxAce Toolbar infect a computer?
Alike many similar browser hijackers, InboxAce Toolbar infects a computer alongside downloadable items. If you recently downloaded freeware, shareware, codecs, torrents, and other objects online, chances are InboxAce Toolbar and third-party malware bundled with the product in efforts to monetize the distribution of free products and services even though as previously stated, this is done in an unethical matter that may entrap victims and cause very serious issues concerning cyber criminal activity and the invasion of privacy.
Other notable contraction points include compromised social media content, email spam, and suspicious advertisements.
How to remove InboxAce Toolbar
- Automatically remove InboxAce Toolbar malware – Scan for and automatically remove InboxAce Toolbar and third-party malware
- Manually remove InboxAce Toolbar – Remove/Uninstall InboxAce Toolbar software and third-party malware
1. Automatic InboxAce Toolbar removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove the InboxAce Toolbar hijacker and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your home page, default search engine, browser shortcuts, and other hijacked settings.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
4. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall InboxAce Toolbar and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall InboxAce Toolbar, associated software, and unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for InboxAce Toolbar, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual InboxAce Toolbar removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall InboxAce Toolbar and third-party software using generic Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall InboxAce Toolbar malware
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs, search for InboxAce Toolbar and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove InboxAce Toolbar add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove InboxAce Toolbar add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party titles.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the InboxAce Toolbar extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the InboxAce Toolbar add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the InboxAce Toolbar add-on and remove it if located.