- Connects to the internet without permission
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
TranslationBuddy Toolbar is a browser extension owned and maintained by Mindspark Interactive, Inc. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and is available at translationbuddy.com. However, the official website is not the only source of the programs. The TranslationBuddy Toolbar is a free program, and it can be bundled with other programs, depending on the partners of Minspark Interactive Network. The toolbar offers the user a search engine and several features related to languages and translation. More specifically, the toolbar is powered by ask.com and enables the user to translate websites into different languages, install Multilanguage virtual keyboards, and access some other websites.
If you do not want to use the TranslationBuddy Toolbar and the search engine promoted, you should take action to fix your browser. The products of Mindspark Interactive may collect personal and anonymous information. Personal information includes your name, email, and other details you provide in public forums and social networks or while using a Mindspark product. Anonymous, or non-personally identifiable information, includes but is not limited to, your login time, clicks and browsing history. The toolbar may also manager your downloads, themes, and other extensions, which is why we recommend that you remove it from the computer.
As regards the search engine promoted by the TranslationBuddy Toolbar, the search engine is set as the home page and defaults search provider. If you do not remember replacing your startup age with home.tb.ask.com, it implies that you paid little attention to the installation wizard when installing the program. The search results provided by ask.com usually feature some sponsored links, some of which may be unrelated to your search terms. Ask.com does not accept responsibility for the sponsored links, and, if you want to browse the Internet without being provided with paid advertisements, you should start using another search engine.
When it comes to removal, we recommend that you implement SpyHunter because the operating system may be affected by so other unreliable programs. The TranslationBuddy extension is not a computer infection, but you should be alert to the possibility of getting the operating system infected. If you do not implement any reputable security program, soon you may get attacked by Trojan horses, browser hijackers, adware programs, and many other threats. In case you are determined to try removing the toolbar by yourself, use our instructions provide below.
How to remove TranslationBuddy Toolbar
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Restore your browser settings
We recommend that you scan the computer after uninstalling the toolbar, and you can do so using the scanner available below. Click download button, install the program, and launch a system scan.