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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Motitags Toolbar

Motitags Toolbar is a browser extension for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The application is available at motitags.com and Chrome Web Store. In order to get the browser extension working on the three Internet browsers, it has to be installed separately on each of them. The toolbar is owned by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc, which is famous for its interactive browser toolbars featuring various emoticons. Motitags Toolbar is also said to be powered by 4 different, uniquely designed emoticons, which works on Gmail, Outlook, AOL mail and Yahoo mail. However, the emoticons are not the only features of the browser extension. The toolbar also has an email notifier and allows you to access more smileys. It is also important to note that Motitags Toolbar is powered by Ask. It means that if you do not uncheck two boxes when installing the application, the home page and the search provider of the browser is change to ask.com, which may be one of the reasons why you may like to remove Motitags Toolbar from the system.

More specifically, the home page of the affected browser is changed to home.tb.ask.com, whereas the search engine is changed to Ask Web Search. The startup page contains 14 links to popular websites, including Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, eBay and Instagram. Unlike some other search providers, the new home page does not contain annoying advertisements; however, some sponsored links can be found on the search engine results page. If you want to prevent insecure websites, you should ignore the sponsored links. Not all of them are insecure; however, there is always some risk of being redirected to a corrupted website. The search engine is not responsible for the content of the websites that are being advertised, so everything depends on you. If you want to restore your former settings, remove Motitags Toolbar from the browser and change the settings of the browsers.

The removal of Motitags Toolbar is an easy procedure if you know how to do it. We recommend that you rely on a powerful spyware removal in order to have Motitags Toolbar removed and the system shield from various computer threats. We advise to use SpyHunter because it can easily eliminate the unwanted toolbar and fight various computer infections off. The recommended tool can also save your time by running scheduled scans so if you want a truly reliable tool, take action to install SpyHunter.

If you are a person who wants to do everything manually, try the following instructions, but bear in mind that after removing the toolbar you should scan the system with a powerful scanner.

How to remove Motitags Toolbar

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted browser extension.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Program.
  4. Uninstall Motitags Toolbar.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted application.

How to reset your Internet browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  4. In the Toolbars and Extensions section, remove the unwanted extension if it is still present.
  5. In the Search Providers section, set a new default search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  4. Remove the unwanted browser extension and close the tab.
  5. Click the search engine icon next to the search box in the upper-right corner of the browser.
  6. Select a new search engine.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted extension.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Under On startup, select the third option and click Set pages.
  6. Set a new startup page.
  7. Under Search, click Manage search engines and select a new search provider.
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How to manually remove Motitags Toolbar

Files associated with Motitags Toolbar infection:

Motitags.exe

Motitags Toolbar processes to kill:

Motitags.exe
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Comments

  1. Katerina May 27, 2014

    Why are these programs allowed when they are known to be *****ociated with spyware, malware etc., The Internet should be safe to use for all, without having to peruse every little piece of information before you can download what is purported to be an innocent program.

  2. Jaqueline Deluca Feb 20, 2015

    Tomara que de serto

  3. Jaqueline Deluca Feb 20, 2015

    Legal

  4. kat Jun 7, 2015

    all I want to do is get rid of motitag funny faces or whatever it is...it took my normal web page away...i don't want that...

  5. jovanam21 Jul 15, 2015

    jojo

  6. Em Sep 14, 2015

    motitags wont show up in my control pannel.. so i cant remove it!!!

  7. Nic Nov 21, 2015

    Motitag give met hat stupid unwelcoming faces on my screen when ever i turn on my computer. Invasion, intruder, i hate other people making many decision for me. I wish to remove that sh...t

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