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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

MyNewsGuide Toolbar

MyNewsGuide Toolbar was created by Mindspark Interactive Network for several different reasons. According to our research, this toolbar was primarily designed to promote the services of third-party associates. It is likely that Mindspark will generate profit every time users click the links presented to them. Even though this behavior is not extremely malicious, we definitely recommend removing MyNewsGuide Toolbar from your operating system and browsers. Even if you are not sure you want to delete this toolbar, you might be interested in the removal of software associated with this program. You can learn more about this by reading our report.

It is possible to download MyNewsGuide Toolbar from, but we want to focus on other distribution methods. We have found that many computer users find that they need to delete this toolbar after executing a software bundle. Unfortunately, if you trust software bundles, more Mindspark plugins could be installed, including ProductivityBoss Toolbar and RecipeSearch Toolbar. Our research has shown that malicious programs could be packaged with MyNewsGuide Toolbar as well. In either case, it is likely that you will need to delete undesirable programs if you trust third-party installers.

Once installed, MyNewsGuide Toolbar adds a bar at the top of your browser providing links to sites that are associated with such categories as Top Stories, NY Times, AP News, and World News. Even though it is unlikely that you will encounter any malicious links within these categories, our researchers indicate that MyNewsGuide Toolbar will show pop-ups and flashy advertisements promoting these links, which can be quite annoying. Imagine that you have several Mindspark programs. If you do not delete them, you might be bombarded with promotion in a very irritating manner! This is one of the reasons why computer users choose to delete MyNewsGuide Toolbar from their operating systems without further delay.

Many users choose to remove MyNewsGuide Toolbar thinking that it is a browser hijacker. If you are not careful when installing this toolbar, you might install Ask Search without even realizing this! Even though the search modifications initiated along with MyNewsGuide Toolbar are optional, they are set to install by default. This means that you have to refuse the unwanted software during the installation process. If you do not do this, you will have your home page switched to Even though this is not an unreliable search tool, keep in mind that it can show sponsored links.

If you are interested in the removal of MyNewsGuide Toolbar, our manual removal guide below will help you delete it from your operating system and browsers. Unfortunately, even if you perform all of the steps successfully, it is likely that you will find leftovers. You should not ignore these leftovers because they could be used, for example, to collect data about you. We recommend installing automated malware removal software to delete MyNewsGuide Toolbar leftovers and to protect your operating system. This software is particularly helpful if malicious infections have slithered in along with MyNewsGuide Toolbar.

MyNewsGuide Toolbar Removal

Remove from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R (RUN) and enter Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and find MyNewsGuide Toolbar.
  3. Right-click the program you want to delete and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7

  1. Navigate to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows icon.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and navigate to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program you want to delete, right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start icon on the Taskbar and open the Control Panel menu.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable application and click the Remove button.

Delete search tools and add-ons

Delete from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch the browsers and simultaneously tap Alt+T (Tools).
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and move to Search Providers.
  3. Set (Set as default) a new default search provider.
  4. Remove the unwanted search provider and click Close.
  5. Tap keys Alt+T one more time and select Internet Options.
  6. Click the General tab, remove/edit the Home Page URL, and click OK.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T (Tools).
  2. Select Options and move to the General menu.
  3. Find the Home Page box and edit/remove the URL.
  4. Move to the Search menu and set a new Default Search Engine.
  5. Select the undesirable search provider and click Remove.
  6. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A and select Extensions.
  7. Identify the undesirable add-on and click Remove.

Delete from Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Find More tools and click Extensions.
  3. Click the trash icon next to the unwanted add-on and click Remove.
  4. In the menu on the left click Settings.
  5. Move to On Startup and select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages and edit/remove the undesirable URL. Click OK.
  7. Go to Appearance and select Show Home button.
  8. Click Change and edit/remove the undesirable URL. Click OK.
  9. Move to Search and click Manage search engines…
  10. Set (Make Default) a new default search provider.
  11. Remove (click X) the undesirable search provider and click Done.
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