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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

EmailFanatic Toolbar

If you open, you will be greeted with a user-friendly design that offers you information on the EmailFanatic Toolbar. This browser extension is supposedly there to give you a “one-click access to your email account,” but if you care about your system’s security you will make it sure that you remove EmailFanatic Toolbar as soon as possible. We would not sound so urgent if you had installed this application willingly, but chances are EmailFanatic Toolbar entered your computer bundled with freeware, so you should not tolerate a program that was installed on your computer together with additional freeware apps.

The official website for EmailFanatic Toolbar states that this browser extension is the “best Chrome New Tab For Checking Email.” It says that with this application you can “login to your email account faster.” What’s more, EmailFanatic Toolbar provides you with an “easy one-click access to your email account,” it can help you “convert, store and send files for FREE,” and it “makes checking multiple email accounts simple.” However, the question is whether you really need this kind of browser extension, when most of the email service providers do offer similar services for free. Not to mention that you can be sure about the security of such services, which cannot be applied to EmailFanatic Toolbar.

Truth to be told, EmailFanatic Toolbar is not a malicious computer infection. This browser toolbar belongs to the MindSpark family, and so it falls into the adware category. This means that EmailFanatic Toolbar may not be an immediate computer security threat, but this application can collect data on what websites you visit in order to generate a stream of custom commercial ads. The same behavior has been observed in other applications from the same group, including ActionClassicGames Toolbar and BestBackground Toolbar. This provides an opening for the cyber criminals to exploit these applications for their own malicious purposes. Hence, you should not give them such a chance. The sooner you remove EmailFanatic Toolbar from your computer, the better.

What’s more, this browser extension comes from additional features that some users might find disturbing. Just like any other toolbar from the MindSpark group, EmailFanatic Toolbar comes with the Ask Search engine, and if you do not check all the installation steps, your default homepage and search engine will be modified as well. We cannot say that EmailFanatic Toolbar is a browser hijacker because it DOES inform you about the oncoming modifications, but, unfortunately, most of the time, users pay no attention to what the installation wizard has to say.

As a result, EmailFanatic Toolbar gets installed on your system along with the search engine that cannot really provide you with reliable search results. Then you need to reverse all the changes and remove EmailFanatic Toolbar from your computer. Do not forget to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner because you might have more unwanted applications on-board without even realizing. You need to do everything in your power to protect your PC from potential harm.

Once again, we would like to emphasize that EmailFanatic Toolbar is not a dangerous virus, but it might inadvertently expose you to severe system threats, so you need to get rid of this adware app right now. For any further questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below.

How to Uninstall EmailFanatic Toolbar

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen.
  2. Click Settings on the Charm bar and open Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove EmailFanatic Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove EmailFanatic Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall EmailFanatic Toolbar.

Restore Your Browser Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Change your homepage under the General tab. Click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T again and open Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  5. Select a new default search engine, remove Ask Search and click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of the Firefox search box.
  2. Click Change Search Settings and remove Ask from the list.
  3. Set a new default search engine and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and go to Options.
  5. Change your homepage address under the General tab and press OK.
  6. Press Alt+T and go to Add-ons.
  7. Disable and remove EmailFanatic from Extensions.
  8. Restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

Google Chrome

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