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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Changes default search engine

DownShotFree Toolbar

DownShotFree Toolbar might be added to your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers without your permission. This might especially happen if you tend to download programs from third-party websites and do not usually pay attention to the setup wizard. If you already see the presence of this browser plugin every time you launch your browser, you should definitely hurry to remove it from the system. Of course, you might not want to do that because DownShotFree Toolbar promises to help you to take screenshots; however, you should know that there are definitely more drawbacks associated with this program than there are benefits. If you also do not want to see a toolbar added to your browser, you have to remove DownShotFree Toolbar as quickly as possible.

If you install DownShotFree Toolbar on the system, you will soon notice that your homepage and search provider have been changed as well. Even though is a decent search engine, there is still a possibility that you will be provided with sponsored links. You might infect your system with malicious software if you click on them, so it is better not to do that. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to recognize these sponsored links; thus, you might click on them accidentally. It has to be also mentioned that you will not be able to change your homepage and search provider unless you remove DownShotFree Toolbar.

It is very likely that you have installed other untrustworthy programs alongside DownShotFree Toolbar. You might not even know that this has happened because untrustworthy software does not usually ask for a user’s permission. You have to be very careful in order not to install undesirable programs. It is also not advisable to download programs from third-party websites. Finally, it would be smart to install a trustworthy antimalware tool on the system in order to prevent various undesirable programs from entering your system in the future.

It is not so easy to remove DownShotFree Toolbar from the system because it is impossible to fully remove it via Control Panel. If you wonder how to remove this browser plugin, you should know that you will have to remove extensions from all the browsers as well and then change your homepage and search provider. If it seems like a lot of work, you should know that you can get rid of DownShotFree Toolbar by scanning the system with an antimalware scanner as well. We recommend using the SpyHunter scanner because we know that it will be able to remove DownShotFree Toolbar easily and quickly for you.

How to delete DownShotFree Toolbar

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the suspicious software.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key + R.
  2. Enter control panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options and then open the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset.
  4. Check the box next to Delete personal settings.
  5. Click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox.
  4. Click on the same button once again to confirm the reset.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Select Reset browser settings and click Reset.
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