Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection

XportSoft Toolbar

XportSoft Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application, associated with the infamous Conduit Ltd. It would be a bit far-fetched to call it a browser hijacker. Still, its Privacy Policy and EULA both are shady enough to provoke a need to remove XportSoft Toolbar. If you have it installed on your computer, you will notice its compatibility with all the major browsers and the fact that there will be a lot of other add-ons, too.

This toolbar is associated with various third parties and does not guarantee that they are trustworthy, suggesting you read their policies carefully. The bottom line here is that XportSoft Toolbar is an intrusive, annoying extension that does not add to the efficiency of your browsing and its bad qualities surpass the good ones.

This program usually gets in the computers as a drive-by download. It uses the fact that the majority of users rush through the installation process and gets in without you knowing, though technically legally and with your consent. However, you may also have downloaded this toolbar yourself. In both cases it is very likely that you had other programs installed without your actual knowledge, too.

For example, PasswordBox or TuneUp Utilities 2013. While said add-ons are not necessarily malicious, the sole fact that they use such sneaky ways of making people use them does not promise anything superb. This draws to the fact that you would do well to delete XportSoft Toolbar from your computer before it can lead to potentially dangerous websites and thus, serious computer infections.

The changes this toolbar makes in your computer are not unheard of and are common in regard to such applications. If you do not remove XportSoft Toolbar from your computer, it will change your homepage and default search engine, allow third-party add-ons. You may also notice an increase in advertisements and generally a slower browser because of all of the useless plug-ins.

Thankfully, it is not entirely too complicated to remove this application. However, it is a good idea to still scan your computer afterwards; just to be sure it is entirely devoid of all parts of this toolbar. You will probably need to remove it separately from the list of programs and from each browser, and you can learn how to do that following the instructions below.

XportSoft Toolbar Removal Guide

Windows 8:

  1. Open the Metro UI screen.
  2. Right-click any program.
  3. Click uninstall below.
  4. Programs and Features will open.
  5. Select and uninstall all programs you did not authorize.

Windows Vista/7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Click on and uninstall the programs you do not want.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select and uninstall the programs you did not consent to installing.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click Alt+T to access Tools.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Click Restore to Default under Home page.
  4. Select the icon indicating the search engine on the left of your browser’s search bar.
  5. Select Manage Search Engines.
  6. Click on the search engine you want to delete and then Remove.
  7. Click Manage Search Engines.
  8. Select the search engine icon of the preferred provider.
  9. Click Alt+T.
  10. Click Add-ons.
  11. Select Extensions on the left.
  12. Disable and Remove the unauthorized extensions.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under On startup, select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages on its right.
  5. Enter the preferred default home page, click OK.
  6. Under Search, click Manage search engines…
  7. Select and delete unwanted engine using the X on its right.
  8. Select the engine you want to use and click Make default.
  9. Go to Settings.
  10. Click Extensions on the left.
  11. Remove undesirable extensions by clicking the bin icon on their right.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Under Home page, click Use default below.
  4. Click Alt+T.
  5. Select Manage Add-ons.
  6. Click Search Providers.
  7. Delete the search engine you do not like.
  8. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  9. Disable and delete the unauthorized add-ons.

After you remove all the parts of the XportSoft Toolbar, it would still be a good idea to scan it with the free scan SpyHunter offers, so that you can be certain your computer has been relieved of this application entirely.

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