- Hijacks homepage
It does not matter if you install StreamlinedDIY Toolbar from its official website streamlineddiy.com or get it from the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easyweatheralert/kkmoiahgjaablkkgiaaiedaenknkdmck?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog) because this browser plugin acts the same in all the cases. Once you install it, you will see immediately a new homepage and the New Tab page set. You will find quick access buttons leading to How to and DIY websites at the top of your browser. Also, you will see a search box of a new search engine that you could use to search for information. Finally, you could reach such popular websites as Facebook, Pinterest, Gmail, Yahoo!, and others with a click of a button because of those easy-access buttons on the main page of hp.myway.com, which will be set as your homepage and new tab URL. Unfortunately, StreamlinedDIY Toolbar does not do anything else, which suggests that it is not as useful as it declares to be. If you are going to keep it to be able to access all those useful websites quickly, you should know that you can open them by entering the URL in the address bar. Yes, you do not need to have StreamlinedDIY Toolbar installed to access them.
You should definitely remove StreamlinedDIY Toolbar from your computer if you have not found it very useful, you find its presence irritating, or it has entered your computer without your consent; however, these are not the only reasons you should do that. Researchers at pcthreat.com say that it might be quite risky to use the search engine promoted by StreamlinedDIY Toolbar. Even though it has a search box and looks like a completely trustworthy search engine, you still need to be careful with it because it might show advertisements that promote third-party websites (they might be untrustworthy). Secondly, they have found out that this search tool might gather information about users. Search engines similar to hp.myway.com usually collect such details as search queries, browsing history, ads and links users click on, and also technical information, e.g. IP address and type of OS. If it really records this information, it is very likely that it will be shared with third parties as well. Even though the information this search tool gathers is non-personally identifiable, it is known that these non-personal details, e.g. search queries might still contain personal information. Therefore, you should not use the search box you see on your homepage to find the information on the web. We understand that you need a search tool, so you should remove hp.myway.com first and then set a reliable search engine in its place.
Users who install StreamlinedDIY Toolbar willingly or accidentally allow this browser plugin to read and change data on websites they visit, read and change browsing history, and, finally, manage downloads, apps, extensions, and themes. If StreamlinedDIY Toolbar has entered your PC without your direct permission, you probably do not even know that it is going to act this way. Actually, this toolbar is not the only one that acts this way. Other Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. products might act the same, so you should not install any of them on your computer ever again.
Mindspark toolbars usually have their official websites and the majority of them can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store too; however, users still report that they have a browser plugin installed even though they have not installed it willingly. According to researchers, users might really have these toolbars even though they do not download them because they might travel in software bundles. It is not always easy to prevent undesirable software from entering the system, so your top priority now should be to install a reliable security tool. It will now allow other potentially unwanted programs or much more serious computer infections to enter your computer.
To remove StreamlinedDIY Toolbar from Internet Explorer, you have to delete this piece of software through Control Panel; however, you could not remove this toolbar from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome this way. If you have any of these browsers, the only way to delete StreamlinedDIY Toolbar from them is to remove the extension of StreamlinedDIY Toolbar. You should definitely use our manual removal instructions if you have never tried deleting unwanted software before. If these instructions do not help you much either, scan your computer with SpyHunter. Other untrustworthy programs that might be hiding on your PC will be erased as well.
How to remove StreamlinedDIY Toolbar