If you like to edit your holiday photos and create collages, you may think that HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar could be a good idea to have in your browsers, but let us stop you right there and tell you why we do not think it is the best idea. As a matter of fact, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) comes from a well-known, or rather, notorious bad toolbar family created by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. We have seen hundreds of PUPs in this family emerging and we have covered all that have caught our attention. We cannot say that this new toolbar is the worst thing that can happen to you like in the case of a ransomware attack. Obviously, you cannot compare such threats and cannot mention them on the same page. Yet, we do believe that for the best security possible you need to make sure that not even potential threat sources like this one remain on board. In other words, we recommend that you remove HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar from your computer if you want to make sure that your web searches end up with the safest possible results and no exposure to questionable pages may occur through such a potentially unreliable tool.
We believe that you may not even remember installing this PUP. In this case, it is quite likely that you have installed a free software bundle recently and this is how this extension ended up in your browsers. But you should know that most of these bundle installers, even if quite misleading and deceptive in nature, usually notify you about the browser setting changes and what other programs you are about to install. It is possible that you are only informed about these if you read the license agreement carefully or select the advanced or custom installation option. It is important that you do not download free programs from questionable file-sharing pages because these usually promote infectious bundles, which may carry several threats like PUPs and malware infections as well. You can also drop such an infectious package if you click on unsafe third-party ads on suspicious websites or offered by adware infections hiding on your computer. All in all, we think that it is best if you use a reliable online malware scanner after you delete HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar to make sure you detect all the threats you need to then eliminate.
This browser extension can also be installed directly on its promotional page, holidayphotoedit.com, which is a very simple page, and the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/holidayphotoedit/ompcmhnafgchjgmdcdopfhlebohkgall. We do not really believe that many users would find these pages though. It is definitely a good piece of advice before installing any free tools that you run a web search first to see what you are up against. You may find out, for example, that instead of using this extension, you should remove HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar as a PUP. This kind of information could help you decide whether it is worth risking installation or not.
Many of us like to edit pictures and even create collages to honor memories of our holidays and more. But why would you use a questionable extension to have easy access to photo editor pages when you can simply bookmark them and have them one click away from your bookmarks bar? Although the tools this PUP provides you with may work just fine, we do not think it is a good idea to use them through a potentially unreliable application like this. This PUP also offers you its promoted search engine, search.myway.com, which can present to you search results that may contain potentially unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links. One click on the wrong content could open new tabs with malicious pages or drop infections onto your machine directly, behind you back. You should refrain from clicking on third-party ads anyway if you would like to keep your computer clean. We suggest that you remove HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar as soon as you can.
The sooner you make up your mind, the better. We have included our instructions below if you are ready to manually eliminate this PUP. Follow these steps and you can be HolidayPhotoEdit Toolbar free in a matter of a few minutes. But keep in mind that this alone may not make your entire system secure; it may take more than that. If you want to use a safe and clean system, you may want to safeguard it with a professional malware removal application (e.g., SpyHunter). What could possibly be more comfortable than automatic threat detection and removal?
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