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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

MergeDocsOnline Toolbar

Although MergeDocsOnline Toolbar offers you access to PDF merging tools and file conversions, our researchers have classified it as a bad toolbar. Several security issues emerge in connection with this toolbar that you need to be aware of if you want to keep your system intact. MergeDocsOnline Toolbar may make changes to your browser settings without your permission. It also may gather data about your online activities. But what can really increase the vulnerability of your system is that this toolbar may enter your PC with other malware infections. You cannot afford such potential to ruin your computer. Therefore, we recommend removing MergeDocsOnline Toolbar as soon as you can.

You can directly install MergeDocsOnline Toolbar from its official website, However, most users get infected with this toolbar via freeware bundles, which is the most common distribution method for all other toolbars from the Mindspark family, including MetroHotspot Toolbar and CoolPopularGames Toolbar. These free software packages, unfortunately, may contain adware, browser hijackers, Trojans, and other malicious programs. A lot of people are careless while installing such bundles and too quick to click “Next” to get it over with. This is why most users get infected. So, if you find this toolbar in your browsers, you had better delete it along with all the related infections that are possibly there on your system.

MergeDocsOnline Toolbar sets as your search engine. Although that is a trustworthy third-party search tool, this toolbar may alter its search results and display a page for you that includes third-party ads or sponsored links. What is worse, these ads and links can be customized for you to match your taste and interests, thus trying to make you click on them. Keep in mind that these links might be compromised by criminals who want to redirect you to their infected or fake websites. Once you land on such a site, you might get infected with more malicious programs. But you might also risk losing some money or even your identity if you are not careful. These schemers have sophisticated methods to deceive you or pose as a legitimate online store just to get your personal or banking details. In order to avoid these dangers, you should remove MergeDocsOnline Toolbar ASAP.

Getting rid of this toolbar requires two main steps. First, you need to uninstall the application via Control Panel. Second, you need to reset all your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome, in order to clear the extensions, home page, and search engine settings, at the same time. You do not need to be an expert to be able to do all this. Simply follow our guide below, and you should be done in a few minutes. However, not everyone is comfortable with going manual on their computer. For them there is a convenient way to deal with all the hassle by using a professional antimalware program. Nevertheless, you still need to reset your browsers manually this time. But if you keep your security program updated and active, it will protect your computer from any known malicious attack in the future.

How to remove MergeDocsOnline Toolbar

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel. Click OK.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove the application from the list.

How to reset your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark the Delete personal settings checkbox and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.
  5. Restart your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Access the menu and go to Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  3. Scroll all the way down and click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset and restart your browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox again in the confirmation window.
  3. Click Finish.
  4. Restart your browser.
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