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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

TranslationBuddy Toolbar

TranslationBuddy Toolbar is a browser extension owned and maintained by Mindspark Interactive, Inc. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and is available at translationbuddy.com. However, the official website is not the only source of the programs. The TranslationBuddy Toolbar is a free program, and it can be bundled with other programs, depending on the partners of Minspark Interactive Network. The toolbar offers the user a search engine and several features related to languages and translation. More specifically, the toolbar is powered by ask.com and enables the user to translate websites into different languages, install Multilanguage virtual keyboards, and access some other websites.

If you do not want to use the TranslationBuddy Toolbar and the search engine promoted, you should take action to fix your browser. The products of Mindspark Interactive may collect personal and anonymous information. Personal information includes your name, email, and other details you provide in public forums and social networks or while using a Mindspark product. Anonymous, or non-personally identifiable information, includes but is not limited to, your login time, clicks and browsing history. The toolbar may also manager your downloads, themes, and other extensions, which is why we recommend that you remove it from the computer.

As regards the search engine promoted by the TranslationBuddy Toolbar, the search engine is set as the home page and defaults search provider. If you do not remember replacing your startup age with home.tb.ask.com, it implies that you paid little attention to the installation wizard when installing the program. The search results provided by ask.com usually feature some sponsored links, some of which may be unrelated to your search terms. Ask.com does not accept responsibility for the sponsored links, and, if you want to browse the Internet without being provided with paid advertisements, you should start using another search engine.

When it comes to removal, we recommend that you implement SpyHunter because the operating system may be affected by so other unreliable programs. The TranslationBuddy extension is not a computer infection, but you should be alert to the possibility of getting the operating system infected. If you do not implement any reputable security program, soon you may get attacked by Trojan horses, browser hijackers, adware programs, and many other threats. In case you are determined to try removing the toolbar by yourself, use our instructions provide below.

How to remove TranslationBuddy Toolbar

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select the Add or Remove Programs option.
  4. Uninstall the TranslationBuddy Toolbar.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Select Control Panel.
  4. Click Uninstall a program and remove the Mindspark toolbar.

Restore your browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options and change the home page on the General tab.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  5. Click Search Providers and set a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and point to Tools.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted browser extension.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the On startup section, select the last option and click Set pages.
  6. Set a new startup page.
  7. In the Search section, click the Manage Search Engines button and set a new search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Shift+Ctrl+A and click Extensions.
  2. Remove the unwanted extension.
  3. Close the tab and press Alt+T.
  4. Click Options.
  5. Change the home page on the General tab and click OK.
  6. Click the search engine icon on the left side of the search box and set a new search provider.

We recommend that you scan the computer after uninstalling the toolbar, and you can do so using the scanner available below. Click download button, install the program, and launch a system scan.

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