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Danger level 3
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission

MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar

If you have recently installed MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar on your web browser, then you should know that it is a highly unreliable application that ought to be removed. It falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs because its primary objective is to replace your browser’s homepage and net tab page with its featured search engine. All of the other features it supposedly offers are nothing more than gimmicks. This particular application claims to offer printable online early calendars. Does one need an entire toolbar for this one thing? It is highly unlikely. To learn more about it, we invite you to read this description.

Our research has revealed that this toolbar was created by Mindspark Interactive or, as it is now known, IAC Applications. This unreliable software publisher has been releasing toolbars such as this for several years now. It has released hundreds of similar toolbars that include the likes of QuickWeatherAlert Toolbar, ProductManualsFinder Toolbar, and MyFormsFinder Toolbar. And, it seems that ere will be no end in sight any time soon. This company is making a killing by releasing these toolbars, and they make a lot of money from online advertising that they supply via the featured search engine.

Like most of the toolbars that came before it, MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar is distributed via its dedicated distribution website at Mydigitalcalendar.com. This site does not give detailed information about this toolbar and features empty statements that seem to be there only to fill up the empty space on the page. The page features a green download button with a nearby checkbox for agreeing to install MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar and its accompanying search engine, and you cannot install the toolbar without the search engine. Apart from this dedicated site, we assume that it might also be bundled with third-party installers featured on various freeware sharing sites.

When you install MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar, it will automatically replace your browser’s homepage and/or new tab page. Research has shown that it will replace the new tab page of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but replace the homepage of Microsoft Internet Explorer. It replaces the homepage/new tab page address with Myallsearch.com, an unreliable search engine that uses Google Custom search to present you with search results. The problem is, however, that this search engine can alter the results to include promoted links. These links are unvetted and come from unknown sources, so they can be unreliable and downright malicious. In the worst case scenario, they might infect your computer with highly malicious applications such as spyware, ransomware, fake anti-virus applications, and so on. Therefore, keeping this toolbar and search engine is not a good idea.

Apart from replacing your browser’s homepage and/or new tab page, this toolbars offers nothing of real value. It does, however, feature its promoted calendar that you can customize, but it is a gimmicky feature that can substituted by Google’s or Microsoft’s calendar. However, we are concerned with the fact that Myallsearch.com can automatically collect anonymous information about you and use it for advertising purposes. The collected information can include your geographical location, IP address, browser type, entered search queries, and so on. This information is used to personalize the promoted links featured in the search results in an effort to make them more click-friendly.

We hope that you found this description useful. Behind all the gimmicks MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar is nothing more than a vehicle for carrying Myallsearch, an unreliable search engine prone to featuring shady links in its search results. Therefore, to be on the safe side of things, we suggest removing this toolbar and you can accomplish this by following the guide included below.

How to uninstall this toolbar via Control Panel

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the unwanted toolbar and click Remove.

Windows Vista and 7

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
  2. Then, go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the application and click Uninstall.

Windows 10/8.1/8

  1. Right-click the Start menu/Start screen.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Locate the application and right-click it.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

How to remove the toolbar from the browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Find the toolbar.
  4. Click Remove.
  5. Restart the browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Click More tools.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Find the toolbar.
  5. Click Remove.
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