Whitesmoke Toolbar is browser add-on that can be classified as a browser hijacker, considering all the problems it causes to the users who have it installed. Initially it was marketed as a useful add-on that provides high-quality translation service, however, users, who had Whitesmoke Toolbar installed, complained about the inability to uninstall it on their own.
Even though Whitesmoke Toolbar is considered to be a legitimate browser add-on, it generates a list of problems that turns it into an undesirable application. Whitesmoke Toolbar is known to cause an avalanche of random pop-ups and virus warnings. Some users even reported that Whitesmoke Toolbar hijacked their Internet Explorer toolbar. Browser redirects are also common if Whitesmoke Toolbar is installed, and even the default search engine might be changed to fantasticgames.com, a site that actually crashes before it even loads.
Some users install Whitesmoke Toolbar directly, others have revealed that Whitesmoke Toolbar has been installed onto their browsers when they downloaded and installed various video codecs or video editing programs. It shows that Whitesmoke Toolbar can come bundled with other software and vice versa. It automatically makes renders the toolbar unsafe, because it might be responsible for allowing other computer infections into system.
Removing Whitesmoke Toolbar is also problematic because the toolbar makes sure it is not that easy to get rid of it. The user can follow the manual removal instructions in order to erase Whitesmoke Toolbar from his computer. Or, he could acquire an antimalware tool that classifies Whitesmoke Toolbar as a potentially unwanted program. The tool would erase the toolbar and all the similar applications that could’ve been installed together with it.
- System crashes
- Slow Computer