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Danger level 4
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Slow Computer

HeadlineAlley Toolbar

HeadlineAlley Toolbar is a browser add-on which is intended for those computer users who are eager to get the latest news from trusted sources. The toolbar contains options or buttons some of which are the key features of the application. When, for example, the user clicks the Top Stories button which contains the CNN’s logo, a window containing three tabs appears. In the case of AP News, a simplified window containing the headlines of the articles is presented.

However, these are only the external features of this application.  HeadlineAlley Toolbar has been found to install a range of different components which are located on the Toolbars and Extensions list on Internet Explorer. The components include ActiveX Control which presented as HeadlineAlley_29 HTM and 29bar.dll, the toolbar and browser helper objects such as Toolbar BHO and Search Assisstant BHO. All of them are published by Mindspark which owns different applications for various browsers.

What else HeadlineAlley Toolbar can is change the home page and search engine of your Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Unlike in some other cases where the user has no option but choose one of some options provided, this particular toolbar enable you to prevent the changes. If you do not uncheck the boxes given, instead of Google you will have to use mywebsearch.com which will also be your home page.

Now your home page will contain 13 links to various websites, including such popular ones as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, eBay, CNN and some other. Even though the links cannot pose danger to the system, the search engine can. It means that you may be provided with advertisements which are presented as relevant to your search keyword. Due to the fact you cannot be sure what website is hiding behind the link you are encounter, we suggest you not using mywebsearch.com so as not to access insecure websites.

As for the toolbar, if you do not want to be monitored by its components and be provided with unwanted search results, you should remove it from the PC. The easiest way to do so is by implementing a reliable spyware removal tool. We suggest that you use SpyHunter as this program can also protect the computer against various threats and potentially unwanted programs. Nevertheless, we do not ignore the fact that it is possible to remove HeadlineAlley Toolbar manually which you can do by following our instructions below.

HeadlineAlley Toolbar Removal

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove programs.
  4. Select the program you want to remove and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse over the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Select Control Panel.
  4. Click Uninstall a program.
  5. Double-click HeadlineAlley Toolbar.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Go to the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the program you want to remove.

Remove Search Results Toolbar from the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  4. Move down to the Search section and click Settings.
  5. Select a new search provider and remove MyWebSearch.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Options.
  3. On the General tab, change the home page and press OK.

If you have downloaded this add-on from third-party websites and find that the instructions given above do not help you remove it, do not hesitate to implement SpyHunter or contact our team for help.

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