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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • 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 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 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

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on the Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Running Fanatic Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Running Fanatic Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall Running Fanatic Toolbar.

Change your Browser Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove Ask.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  5. Change your homepage address under the General tab and press OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of the Firefox search bar.
  2. Click Change Search Settings and set a new default search engine.
  3. Remove Ask from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  5. Change your homepage address under the General tab. Click OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and the Add-ons manager tab will open.
  7. Disable and remove Running Fanatic Toolbar from Extensions.
  8. Restart your browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to More tools.
  2. Click Extensions and remove Running Fanatic Toolbar.
  3. Press Settings on the left.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  5. Click Set pages and change your startup page address. Click OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine, delete Ask, and press Done.
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