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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

SMSFromBrowser Toolbar

SMSFromBrowser Toolbar is simply a new worthless browser extension that may cause you more headaches than advantages by providing you with third-party text message sending and online dictation services. Since it is a free tool, obviously, its creators have to make money somehow to be able to develop more and more useless toolbars and applications. They cover their costs and most probably make huge profit by displaying sponsored links and waiting for the unsuspecting users to click on them. More clicks mean more money in the creators’ pockets, as simple as that. However, these links or ads may not always be reliable. If you want to learn more about the dangers and how you can remove SMSFromBrowser Toolbar from your computer, please continue reading.

A lot of users do not even realize that SMSFromBrowser Toolbar has been installed on their computers until they launch their browsers and see all the changes. It is so because most probably they have downloaded and installed a free software package lately and they did not pay attention during the installation process. This is how most users get infected in the first place. Either they do not read the terms carefully or they fail to opt out from the installation of unwanted tools and applications when they still have an opportunity. Freeware bundles may be like ticking time bombs since they might contain a number of malware programs. This method is frequently used by cyber criminals too in order to smuggle infections onto computers. If you are a security-minded person, you should avoid unfamiliar file sharing websites where these questionable bundles are mostly promoted. Since there is a chance that this toolbar is not the only threat on your computer now, we suggest that you delete SMSFromBrowser Toolbar and use a free and reliable online scanner to determine what else may be threatening your computer.

SMSFromBrowser Toolbar comes from the Mindspark family of useless toolbars. It is built on the same recipe as UnzipApp and DownloadManagerTool, which we have already covered on our website. This toolbar also tries to make money through third-party ads and links. In order to do that it needs to insert these ads and links into thrid-party websites‘ content. SMSFromBrowser Toolbar is powered by, which means that it provides you with a search tool and also modifies your browser settings to set your home page and default search engine to as well. The only problem is that this toolbar may modify the search results once you use the tool, and it inserts potentially harmful links among the results. By clicking on such a link you may risk bringing more infections onto your PC or worse. That is why you cannot truly be safe unless you remove SMSFromBrowser Toolbar.

Although you cannot clean your computer of SMSFromBrowser Toolbar and all its components with a single click, it is also not rocket science. After you uninstall the unwanted toolbar via Control Panel, it is also important to reset all your browsers to take care of the extensions and the modified browser settings at the same time. Please use our guide below if you are unfamiliar with these steps. It should not take more than a few minutes even if you are a totally inexperienced computer user. However, you do have an easier option if you prefer automated solutions. You can use a powerful antimalware tool and that will automatically detect all existing infections and eliminate them from your computer. Since it is quite likely that there may be other threats hiding on your system, we would definitely recommend this latter solution anyway, if you want to be certain that your PC is clean and safe.

How to remove SMSFromBrowser Toolbar

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the unwanted toolbar and click Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Access the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the toolbar and click Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Tap Win+X on your keyboard and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the undesirable toolbar and click Uninstall.

How to reset browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F simultaneously and choose Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. At the bottom press Reset settings.
  4. Press Reset.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T simultaneously and navigate to Internet Options.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select the Delete personal settings checkbox and press Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H simultaneously and choose Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox on the top and press Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window too.
  3. Press Finish.
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