- Connects to the internet without permission
- Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
- Annoying Pop-up's
SendFilesFree Toolbar can only be described as a bad toolbar, because on the whole it has nothing valuable to offer. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this toolbar from your computer as soon as the opportunity arises. In a nutshell, this program is a collection of third-party links of legitimate websites. However, it features a rather unreliable search engine that is likely to feature commercial ads of unknown origin as well as collect information about you. On the other hand, this toolbar has one good feature that has some practical value. But first, let us begin SendFilesFree Toolbar’s analysis by discussing its origins.
Our frequent readers are probably familiar with a software developer known as Mindspark Interactive Network. For those of you who may not know what this company is all about it is important to understand that Mindspark is all about money, so it is bound to promote shady websites and bad software via its custom search engine. This developer has been under the radar for quite some time so SendFilesFree Toolbar is its first release after several months of silence. As always, this developer takes good care of its products. Therefore, it has set up a download website for SendFilesFree Toolbar so that everybody could get a glimpse of how useless this toolbar is. Also, this toolbar is known to be bundled with other software (mostly unreliable as well) and put up for download on various free software distributing websites.
Now let us take a moment to discuss how this program’ featured services work. Since this toolbar is called SendFilesFree Toolbar, so it should have something to do with sending and sharing files. Well, to a degree, yes. However, its Share via email function is nothing more than a collection of links that redirect you third-party websites. Although those websites are legitimate and therefore can be trusted. Another section is called Cloud Sharing and Storage. Yet again it just contains links to a dozen of online storage offering websites. Some of its unique features include the My Tasks section which enables you to set tasks and reminders. However, it does not look to practical as there is no obvious signal for when a task is due. The Convert Files exaction is by far the most useful and it allows you to convert various documents, pictures, audio and video files. However, the quality leaves much to be desired.
Of course, SendFilesFree Toolbar’s featured search engine steals the show with its ability to display promotional links inside its search results. This search engine’s address is Search.ask.com, if differs greatly from Ask.com, but for some reason Ask.com continues to do business with Mindspark, even though this company is somewhat unreliable. Furthermore, this search engine will gather non-personally identifiable information, such as your IP address, system settings, browser information, and browsing and search history to customize the ads, and thus make them more appealing.
As you can see, SendFilesFree Toolbar is not exactly a terrible malicious program, but it is not as good as its developers would like to believe. It may come bundled with unreliable software and is bound to promote similar programs in its search results and whatnot. Therefore, we are against keeping this program and recommend that you remove as its disadvantages outweigh its advantages.
How to get rid of SendFilesFree Toolbar
Windows 8/Windows 8.1
Remove SendFilesFree Toolbar from your browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer