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Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar

Users usually regret installing OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar on their computers, so if you are still considering whether to download it or not from its official website onlineroutefinder.com/index.jhtml or a third-party page, we suggest that you go to find another program with similar features instead. We do not say that this piece of software is malicious, but it is developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. Inc, which immediately makes it a suspicious application. Experienced researchers working at pcthreat.com also believe that this piece of software should be called a potentially unwanted program (PUP) rather than a trustworthy application. Undoubtedly, OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar cannot be called a completely useless piece of software because it sets its own page containing buttons allowing users to open certain pages quicker on all web browsers (it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) after the installation, but researchers are sure that much more useful applications exist. We cannot force you to remove it if you do not want to, but we highly recommend reading the rest of this article before making the final decision that will determine the destiny of this software.

No matter OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar is installed by a user’s own initiative or it has illegally entered the computer – it acts the same. Specifically speaking, it sets its own page the first thing. This page looks like a normal search provider. There is a bar at the top with buttons opening websites containing maps links, traffic maps, weather forecast, yellow pages, gas prices, Facebook, and the online music player. In the middle of the page, there is a search.myway.com search box. Users can also find more quick-access buttons (leading to Facebook, Amazon, Instagram, Gmail, etc.) below it and a tool to plan their routes powered by Google Maps, MapQuest or Bing Maps (users are allowed to choose the service). Users usually find all these features useful, so we cannot blame them for making a decision to keep this Mindspark program installed. Specialists, of course, hold a different opinion about this piece of software. They do not consider it malicious, but they say that it should not become a users’ favorite program. It has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application because it is not perfect. According to them, users should be very cautious if they use the search page located on the page set by OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar. It is because it is enhanced by the modified version of Google, meaning that sponsored search results might be placed on the search results page users see every time after entering search queries. These search results are capable of taking users to dubious third-party websites, so clicking on them is not recommended. To be honest, it is not very likely that you could recognize these untrustworthy sponsored search results even if they are shown to you.

Users also have a right to know that information about them will be collected day after day unless OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar is deleted. It seems that it does not try to hide this fact because all types of information it collects are listed in the Privacy Policy. Users are informed that “various technologies” are used to collect the following information:

a) Information provided by the user voluntarily

b) Automatically-captured information (e.g. IP address, browser type and language, keyword queries, pages viewed, links clicked, etc.)

It is also clearly stated in this document that third parties, including authorized service providers, affiliates, advertising companies, and ad networks might collect information about users too. Specifically speaking, those websites you are taken to after clicking on sponsored search results, promotional links, or those quick-access buttons will record information about you if you allow them to do that.

Before we talk about the deletion of OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar, we would like to provide some information about the dissemination of Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. products. Specialists tend to classify them, including OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar, as potentially unwanted programs because it has been found that these applications can travel in the so-called software bundles. We do not say that they are silently installed on users’ computers – users give them permission to enter their PCs unwittingly.

Delete OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar through Control Panel if you use Internet Explorer or go to remove the extension of this application through the Add-ons Manager if your default browser is Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Instructions located below this article should help you, but if it happens that you face great difficulties, scan your computer with an automatic scanner, such as SpyHunter. This potentially unwanted program and other untrustworthy applications active on the system will all be detected and then erased.

How to remove OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar manually

Internet Explorer

Windows XP

  1. Click Start (bottom-left corner) and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted program.
  4. Click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click on the Start button located on the Taskbar.
  2. Click Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the undesirable program.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch Run (Win+R).
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the application you wish to erase and select it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Windows Explorer (press Win+E).
  2. Open %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[PROFILE]\extensions.
  3. Locate and delete _jmMembers_@www.onlineroutefinder.com from there.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Windows Explorer.
  2. Visit the following places and delete the ojaflabpfcohefbjlfplgbcgopmiopde folder from all of them:
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Extensions
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Local Extension Settings
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Sync Extension Settings
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