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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Text From PC Toolbar

If you find Text From PC Toolbar in your browsers as your new home page, there is a good chance that you do not recall installing it at all. If you are a careful computer user, you may knowingly install this search website when installing a free software package. However, if you are really cautious, you would first run a web search on any unknown tool and software you are about to let on your system. This search website that also features a fake toolbar comes from the notorious Polarity Technologies Ltd., which is well-known for its useless toolbars and potentially harmful search engines, such as,, and to mention a few out of the dozens. In fact, all these search engines have been labeled as browser hijackers just like this new one. If you have this hijacker in your browsers, you could be presented with questionable web content like third-party ads and sponsored links that may be risky to click on. If you do not want more system security-related issues, you should not hesitate to remove Text From PC Toolbar from your computer.

The most likely way for you to install this browser hijacker is to click on the wrong content. It is possible that you are offered a third-party pop-up that claims to be a downloader, for example. Let us say, you want to watch a movie or TV series online and you end up on a legitimate-looking streaming site that is indeed run by cyber criminals. When you click on the "Play" or "Watch Online" button, seemingly the video would start loading; however, the next moment a pop-up comes up over your video that claims that you need to update your Flash driver to be able to watch this video. A lot of unsuspecting computer users fall for this trick and click on this pop-up so that they can watch the video. However, instead of downloading and installing a legitimate Flash driver, you would install this browser hijacker behind your back or drop a bundle of malware threats onto your machine.

You can also infect your computer with bundled threats if you click on unreliable third-party ads and fake content like download buttons, navigational buttons, and system notifications on suspicious websites (e.g., gaming, gambling, torrent, shareware, and porn). But you do not even need to end up on a shady website to be introduced to risky third-party content. If your computer was previously infected with adware or a browser hijacker, you could be bombarded with such ads and link every time you go surfing the web. When there is one single threat hiding on your PC, you can never be entirely safe using your computer. Therefore, we advise you to delete Text From PC Toolbar right now and then, scan your PC with a proper online malware scanner to see how the malware situation is on your computer.

When you find this browser hijacker in your browsers, you may not even realize right away that there has been any change because basically this search website looks more or less any other apart from the fake toolbar, of course, which is only provided by some families. Still, for the untrained eye, this search engine page may look totally innocent. On its toolbar, it offers you the three usual tools, i.e., the search tool, the local weather, and the news buttons. There are a couple of other easy-access buttons too that can take you to Google Hangouts, Pushbullet, and Mighty Text pages. However, it seems that this hijacker does not take you to these pages directly. First, it may redirect you to a questionable page to load advertising information so when you load the requested pages, you could have targeted ads on them. This also relates to the search engine itself. This hijacker promotes its own search engine,, which can show you manipulated Yahoo search results. This simply means that this browser hijacker makes money by driving web traffic to affiliated websites. The problem is that these affiliates may not always be trustworthy. So think twice before you click on any content offered by this hijacker. If you do not want any more trouble with your virtual security, we suggest that you remove Text From PC Toolbar as soon as possible.

This browser hijacker is known to change your browsers' home page settings and may affect Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Therefore, the easiest way to get rid of this annoying malware infection is to reset these settings in your browsers. If you are not familiar with the necessary steps, please follow our instructions below. Keep in mind that you also need to tackle all other threats on your computer be it potential or malicious if you want to restore your virtual security level. We advise you to consider employing a reliable malware removal program (e.g., SpyHunter) to defend your PC against all possible threats.

How to remove Text From PC Toolbar from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
  2. Replace “” value data in the following registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit!)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Exit your editor.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Navigate to the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” folder.
  3. Delete Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Navigate to the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}” folder.
  3. Edit prefs.js in Notepad.
  4. Replace the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "") string with a home page address you want.
  5. Save your file upon exit.
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