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Type: Browser Plugins

Zoo Toolbar

If you have a browser toolbar named Zoo, the home page and the search engine of the browser is probably changed to The Zoo Toolbar is a free browser extension developed by InfoSpace LLC and published by Simply Tech LTD. The browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and can get onto your computer along with other free programs. If you like trying out various free applications, do not forget to read the information provided by the installation wizards so that you can prevent unwanted changes.

When the installer of the browser is launched, you are provided with a possibility to change the settings of the browsers. More specifically, you can choose whether to have the home page and the search engine changed or not. If you have skipped this part and is set as the home page, do not think that your browsers are hijacked. The Zoo Toolbar is not a computer infection; however, it is advisable to remove it from the computer.

The toolbar, which has nothing to do with the zoological parks, contains links that take you to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Amazon. Like the majority of browser toolbars, the Zoo application contains a search box, which is powered

If you make no changes during the installation of the toolbar, you are provided with some display advertisement every time you launch a browser. The advertisements can be provided by several advertising servers, which include and Zoo advertisements may be related to computers, social issues, health care, shopping, entertainment, etc. Not all of them are insecure but bear in mind that Zoo does not endorse third party websites, which means that you may be provided with deceptive offers and recommendations. Ignore advertisements that invite you to scan the computer, play online games or purchase unknown products, etc. Before download or purchasing something, you should review the privacy policy of the website or do research on that website to make sure that it is reliable.

You should also be careful when interacting with the search hit. Ignore sponsored links so as not to be taken to insecure websites, where you may be required to provide your personal information or download an unknown program.

Remove the toolbar and shield the system from various computer threats if you want to browse the Internet safely and do not worry about malware and spyware threats. We recommend using SpyHunter because this real-time computer security tool can readily remove the Zoo Toolbar and safeguard the system against Trojan horses, rogue anti-spyware programs and many other computer threats.

If you are determined to try removing the toolbar manually, use the following removal guide and scan the computer afterwards.

How to remove the Zoo Toolbar

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Remove the unwanted toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click the Add or Remove Programs option.
  4. Uninstall the Zoo application.

Windows 8

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

Fix your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab and change the home page.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  5. Click Search Providers and set a new search engine.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. In the On Startup section, click on the last option and click Set pages.
  3. Delete and type in the URL of your new startup page.
  4. In the Search section, click Manage search providers and set a new default search engine.
  5. If necessary, change the settings of the home button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Change the home page on the General tab.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click the search engine icon next to the search box and select a new default search provider.
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