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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

JokeFanatic Toolbar

If you have a bent for jokes and other humorous trifles, JokeFanatic Toolbar might seem like an amusing browser extension that can provide you with a dose of good humor every single day. However, our computer security experts say that this browser extension comes from the MindSpark family, and, as a result, you are strongly recommended to remove JokeFanatic Toolbar from your computer immediately. Albeit this extension may live up to its promises, it has a variety of additional functions that you may not like too much. Terminate this application before it is too late.

Although JokeFanatic Toolbar is a browser extension, we are forced to label it as an adware program. Other MindSpark applications were in the same situation. PremierDownloadManager Toolbar, CitySearch Toolbar, MyScrapNook Toolbar, and many others offered computer users a variety of functions and services, but they had one great shortcoming – they were very intrusive. The same applies to JokeFanatic Toolbar as well. This application may have a great selection of daily jokes, but it also comes with additional services and functions that you should be careful about.

For example, it is very easy to download JokeFanatic Toolbar at All adware applications from the MindSpark family are known to have direct download links. Nevertheless, you cannot rule out the possibility that JokeFanatic Toolbar also gets distributed with freeware. This distribution method is far more frequent, so if you suddenly see this extension on your browser and you have no idea where it came from, you should probably check your computer to see whether you have more unwanted applications installed.

Next, if you install the full version of JokeFanatic Toolbar, your default homepage and search engine will be changed to and Ask no longer provides the search engine service, so it is rather suspicious as to why a browser extension makes use of the search provider that is no longer in service. Some users maintain that JokeFanatic Toolbar is a browser hijacker because it modified their browser settings without their permission, but that is not exactly true. JokeFanatic Toolbar does inform users about the oncoming changes via its installation wizard, but users often tend to skip installation steps and miss this crucial information.

To put it simply, you need to remove JokeFanatic Toolbar from your computer if you want to maintain your peace and quiet. This intrusive application causes more potential trouble than do any good. You will do yourself a favor if you uninstall JokeFanatic Toolbar right now and restore your browser settings to default. While you are at it, scan the system with the SpyHunter free scanner and terminate all the other unwanted applications (if any).

How to remove JokeFanatic Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Drag mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove JokeFanatic.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove JokeFanatic.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and navigate to Control panel.
  2. Access Add or remove programs and uninstall JokeFanatic.

Change browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove Ask.
  4. Press Alt+T again and select Internet options.
  5. Change your homepage address under General tab and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box.
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove Ask from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  5. Change your homepage under General tab and press OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  7. Disable and remove JokeFanatic from Extensions. Restart browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools. Go to Extensions.
  2. Remove JokeFanatic from the list and click Settings on the left.
  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  4. Click Set pages and change your startup address. Click OK.
  5. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  6. Set a new default search engine, delete Ask and press Done.
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