- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Running Fanatic Toolbar
Running Fanatic Toolbar is a browser extension that is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is universally categorized as an adware application that may accidentally expose users to corrupted websites, leading to severe malware infections. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you remove Running Fanatic Toolbar from your computer immediately. It is not complicated to delete this application manually, but if you require any further assistance, you are always welcome to leave us a comment below this description, and our team will reply as soon as possible.
Our research team says that there is nothing new about Running Fanatic Toolbar: We have most definitely seen similar infections before. Running Fanatic Toolbar comes from the MindSpark family of suspicious browser extensions, so we know exactly what to expect from it.
Running Fanatic Toolbar is supposedly created for people who are big on running, participating in marathons, planning running routes, diet and nutrition advice, and so on. However, it is highly doubtful whether you really need a browser extension that would provide you with such information. After all, there are specific apps that users are eager to utilize on their smartphones to make their lifestyles healthier, so the functionality of Running Fanatic Toolbar is rather questionable.
On top of that, if you install the full version of this application, Running Fanatic Toolbar will modify your browser settings as well. Just like MapsGalaxy Toolbar, InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar, VerifiedVPN Toolbar, and other MindSpark applications, Running Fanatic Toolbar is bundled with the Ask.com search engine, and if users go through the installation blindly, this search engine is set as your default homepage in no time. Usually, we would welcome a useful search provider, but the problem is that Ask discontinued the service several years ago, so the Ask.com promoted by Running Fanatic Toolbar apparently makes use of some other search engine, which might not be as reliable as you would like to think.
To put it simply, Running Fanatic Toolbar breaches your privacy and virtually exposes you to unreliable content through its search engine and various commercial ads you see when you browse the web while the add-on is active on your browser. Apart from slowing down your browser, Running Fanatic Toolbar can easily be exploited by cyber criminals to distribute adware and malware. Thus, you need to delete this app at once and then look for other unwanted programs because chances are this toolbar has not come on its own.
Please follow the instructions below to delete Running Fanatic Toolbar for good. After manual removal, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner to detect and remove any remaining malicious files or programs. Do not hesitate to acquire a legitimate antispyware tool if necessary.
How to Remove Running Fanatic Toolbar
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Change your Browser Settings