- Annoying Pop-up's
- Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Wallpapers Toolbar is a browser toolbar that usually affects users in the United States. This application is not a genuine computer infection, but some users may consider it a browser hijacker, seeing how it can alter your browser settings. We would like to point that that technically these settings get modified with your permission, but it is quite often that users do not even realize this toolbar manages to get installed on their systems. If it was not your intention to set up the application on your PC, it is obvious that you have to remove Wallpapers Toolbar it as soon as possible.
However, we would like to shed some light on the distribution method employed by this and other toolbars from the Mindspark family. All browser extensions from this group are known to have their own official homepages. As such, they can be distributed directly, although we do not believe that the majority of installations occur via the official websites. It is far more likely that Wallpapers Toolbar comes in a software package with some other freeware applications that users tend to download from software hosting websites. Therefore, if you do not remember downloading this toolbar from wallpapers.myway.com, it most probably arrived with some freeware app you have recently installed on your PC.
Although the service offered by Wallpapers Toolbar is different from whatever its predecessors promised to provide you with, technically, this browser extension is a direct clone of Package Tracking Toolbar, EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar, FileShareFanatic Toolbar, and many others. Therefore, you can predict the behavioral patterns of this application and how to counter them. What’s more, we can find the connection between this application, and several other domains hosted on the same web server as wallpapers.myway.com. That would include ultimategamesbar.com, mergedocsonline.com, videoscavenger.com, crazyforcricket.com, and so on. This only proves that Mindspark has released multiple applications that are supposed to increase your browser’s functionality, but it is very doubtful they live up to their promises.
All these domains are hosted on the 18.104.22.168 IP address, the geographic location of the service provider is in the White Plain, New York, United States. This does not mean, however, that the creators of the application are based in the United States. They are simply using an internet service provider registered in the country. That said, neither the creators nor the application itself need to heed any borders.
At first, it might seem that Wallpapers Toolbar comes with a few useful functions that should help you personalize your browser. Unfortunately, the toolbar also support the Ask.com search engine that is not as reliable as one might think. Albeit the search engine itself cannot cause you any harm, we have to remember that such programs employ tracking cookies to monitor your web browsing habits. That is done in order to generate financial profit later on when the people behind these applications create a stream of custom commercial advertisements, designed especially for you.
These ads may appear in the form of outgoing links or random pop-ups. Clicking them leads you to affiliated websites that rely on traffic boost to survive. What’s more, Wallpapers Toolbar makes money via the pay-per-click system as well. That is not something unheard of, but there is no guarantee that all the sites you access are going to be safe and clean.
It is quite common for search engines and browser extensions to be exploited by malevolent third parties for malicious content distribution. Therefore, the same could happen with Wallpapers Toolbar. Quite unwittingly, you could get infected with Trojans, worms, rogue antispyware, ransomware, and other types of dangerous computer security threats.
Luckily, there is a way to avoid such dire consequences. You need to delete Wallpapers Toolbar and everything related to the application from your system immediately. As we have mentioned earlier, these programs usually come in packs, so if you have this toolbar on your browser, the chances are there are quite a few other unwanted applications on your computer as well. How to find out which programs must be deleted ASAP? Scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner, and you will be given a list of potential threats in no time. Then, delete all the applications automatically if you are not sure of your manual removal skills. It is also important to invest in a powerful antispyware tool that will keep your system protected from similar intruders in the future.
If you want to try and terminate this application on your own, check out the instructions we have prepared below this description. Should you encounter any problems or issues, do not hesitate to contact us.
How to Delete Wallpapers Toolbar
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Restore Your Browser Settings
Delete Other Components