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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

WorldOfNotes Toolbar

If you have WorldOfNotes Toolbar installed on your browser, then you ought to know that it is a useless application because the services it claims to offer are just links to third-party websites. Its real objective, however, it to hijack your browser’s homepage address and replace it with it promoted search engine that shows questionable links in its ad-supported search results. There is no telling what this search engine can promote, so we consider it unreliable. Therefore, you should remove WorldOfNotes Toolbar which will also get rid of that search engine. To find out more about this extension and its accompanying search engine, we invite you to read this whole article.

WorldOfNotes Toolbar is promoted as a tool that allows you to create free online notes and lists. However, it offers nothing unique because its supposed features are just links to third-party websites that provide these services. If you happen to get this extension on your PC, then it will be installed on your browser if you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Once on your browser, this extension will replace its homepage address with its featured search engine. Evidently, its creators want to trick you into using this search engine as your regular go-to search engine when you want to find something online. We have found that it uses Google’s search results. However, using it is not the same as using Google because can alter and customize the results in include promoted links.

It is quite possible for these links to redirect you to malicious websites because there is no telling who supplies this search engine with promotional links. We want to inform you that it is possible that those links will redirect you to malware infested websites, scam and phishing websites, and so on. The privacy policy of makes it clear that it will collect personal and anonymous information about you. Personal information is collected on a voluntary basis in the event you contact the company that published it. Anonymous information is collected automatically using browser cookies and web beacons. The collected information includes your browser type, operating system type, search terms entered, browsing history, IP address, ISP, and so on. This information is used to present you with relevant ads that you would be more inclined to click.

Now let us discuss where this extension comes from. Apparently, WorldOfNotes Toolbar was created and published by our old foe Mindspark Interactive, a company dedicated to producing shady extensions such as this one for web monetization purposes. This company’s mission is to make money, so you can forget about any of its products doing something other than that. We have found that you can get WorldOfNotes Toolbar from the Chrome Web Store if you use Chrome. It also has a dedicated website at that hosts the download for all browsers. However, our biggest concern is the fact that this extension is also bundled with third-party software and bundles installers can install this extension without your authorization.

In closing, WorldOfNotes Toolbar is one shady extension that you will be better off not having. It offers nothing of value because its purpose is to carry its promoted, ad-supported search engine. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it, and if you want to do that, please see the guide provided below.

Removal Instructions (Internet Explorer only)

Windows 10/8.1/8

  1. Right-click the Start menu/Start screen.
  2. Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program and right-click it, and then click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click Start located at the bottom left side of the screen.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the shady program and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Press the Windows Key and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the application and click Remove.

Remove this toolbar from other browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Find the unwanted toolbar.
  4. Click the Remove button.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and open More tools.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find the add-on.
  4. Click Remove.
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