If you are a traveler looking for a beneficial application, do not install EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar by any means although it is promoted as a useful application that can help to find driving directions, maps, traffic alerts, local evens, and more. Specialists at pcthreat.com say that users should not install this application on their PCs because it is not as decent and beneficial as it claims to be. In reality, it is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. has already developed hundreds of similar browser plugins claiming to be very beneficial, but none of them can be called reputable, specialists say. These browser plugins, including EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar, are not dangerous computer infections, but keeping them active on the system is not recommended either because they are not fully reliable applications. The removal of the Mindspark toolbar is the only way to undo changes applied to all your browsers as well. After the entrance of the Mindspark plugin, you will find a new homepage and New Tab page set on all your web browsers.
If you check any of the official sources of EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar, you will see that it is promoted as a beneficial application. Despite the fact that it is said to be a useful program for travelers who want to find directions easier, it is surely not as beneficial as it claims to be. In fact, the only thing it does is setting a new page on users’ browsers as a homepage and New Tab. This page contains a search box of search.myway.com and a bar with quick-access buttons opening such websites as http://www.terrafly.fiu.edu/ and http://www.lonelyplanet.com/. Unfortunately, the application does not do anything else, so we cannot call it very beneficial. All these links can be opened without its help, so we do not think that it is worth keeping it, especially if it has entered your computer illegally. If you decide to let it stay, at least do not use its search box, which is powered by search.myway.com, to perform web searches because, as research carried out by specialists at pcthreat.com has shown, it displays modified search results to users. These modified search results look just like ordinary search results reputable search tools display; however, in reality, they work as advertisements. Their job is to promote certain websites by driving traffic to them. Different websites might be promoted by them, even those which are untrustworthy, so users clicking on them risk ending up on untrustworthy pages promoting malicious software. Also, users who decide to use the search tool promoted by EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar as a default search engine should know that all the search queries they enter will be recorded. The Mindspark toolbar itself might collect information about users’ activities on the web and habits. Additionally, it might record technical details, e.g. geographic location, IP address, Internet Service Provider, etc. as well. It will share the gathered data with partners and advertisers. Stop these undesirable activities it performs on your computer by deleting it.
There are only two reasons why EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar is active on your computer. First, you have downloaded it from its official website (http://www.easydirectionsfinder.com/index.jhtml) or the Chrome Web store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/directionsonline/pjclebnjamlmkpgapopafeniobfnlllf?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog). Second, it could have entered your computer without your permission. Potentially unwanted applications are capable of doing that because they are often distributed bundled with all kinds of third-party applications. These bundled software packages are promoted on suspicious file-sharing and other third-party pages, so, the next time, do not download software from websites you do not know anything about. Bundling is not the only distribution method used to promote potentially unwanted programs. Researchers have noticed that users install Mindspark toolbars without even realizing that by clicking on pop-up advertisements promoting them accidentally. Be more careful in the future! You should also install a security application to ensure the maximum system’s protection.
We are sure you will manage to delete EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar from browsers with our help, so start doing this now. Internet Explorer users only need to delete the undesirable browser plugin via Control Panel. As for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users, it will be slightly more difficult to erase the Mindspark toolbar for them because this extension needs to be erased from browsers via the Add-ons Manager. Do not worry; you will surely manage to eliminate it no matter what browser you use if you follow our removal guide.
How to delete EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar