- Cant change my homepage
- Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If suddenly your default homepage changes to ask.com, it means that you have installed one of the MindSpark toolbars on your computer. It might have been the BestBackground Toolbar, the browser extension that has been around for a while now. If that is the case, you should consider removing BestBackground Toolbar from your system as the program comes with specific features that could be detrimental to your system’s security. All the more so, if you do not know how BestBackground Toolbar managed to enter your system. When a program is unwanted, it is more than obvious that it should not be allowed to remain on your computer.
The problem with BestBackground Toolbar, Webfetti Toolbar, RetroGamer Toolbar, AudioToAudio Toolbar, and many other similar applications is that they can be used as distribution tools by cyber criminals. BestBackground Toolbar is highly vulnerable to third-party exploitation because it has a loose security policy. For example, rather than performing its main function of providing you with backgrounds, BestBackground Toolbar might as well display third-party content that is very far from being reliable. Without even realizing it, you could click an outgoing link or a pop-up ad that leads to a malware-related website. And from there, you would be only one click away from a serious computer infection.
There are two main distribution methods that are employed by BestBackground Toolbar. First, it can be downloaded from bestbackground.com. As you can probably tell, this is the program’s homepage and the download links provided on the website work perfectly. This is different from other adware programs and browser toolbars that often have dysfunctional websites without any download links. Nevertheless, it does not mean that you should trust BestBackground Toolbar 100%. This toolbar may be performing some of the functions it boasts of, but it still can be exploited by cyber criminals who know how to do it (and they most certainly do).
Aside from the main website, BestBackground Toolbar could also arrive at your system bundled with freeware. In fact, it is a far more common distribution method, and also the reason users often complain they have been infected with a browser hijacker. BestBackground Toolbar may look like a browser hijacker because it has the Ask Search engine in its setting. If you do not read all the installation steps carefully, the search engine is set as your default homepage automatically, so it might seem that BestBackground Toolbar is a dangerous computer infection that modified your browser settings without your permission.
However, this toolbar is far easier to remove than it might seem. Simply open your Control Panel and remove BestBackground Toolbar from the list of installed programs. However, you will have to restore your browser settings manually because the automatic removal via Control Panel does not affect your browser settings. We provide instructions on how to change your browser settings manually below this description.
The final thing you have to remember about BestBackground Toolbar is that this application seldom travels alone. This means that although the application may not be a severe computer security threat, BestBackground Toolbar could be a first sign of a far more dangerous problem. Thus, once you get rid of BestBackground Toolbar, you should run a full system scan with a security application of your choice to make sure that your PC is absolutely safe and clean.
How to Delete BestBackground Toolbar
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Restore Your Browser Settings