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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

AtoZManuals Toolbar

AtoZManuals Toolbar is just another Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. product and same as many other applications created by this company it cannot be trusted. To begin with, the toolbar is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) meaning it might act in an undesirable manner and irritate the user. Also, our researchers believe the application could promote potentially dangerous content, not to mention its usefulness is doubtful too. If you wish to learn more about AtoZManuals Toolbar, we invite you to continue reading our article and get to know more details about it. As for users who want to simply eliminate the PUP; we encourage them to slide down and use the provided deletion instructions. Keep it in mind you can leave us a comment below too; if you need more help or want to ask anything else about the suspicious software.

Just like other similar PUPs, the application could be distributed with bundled software installers, malicious pop-up advertisements, and so on. Our researchers report it might be spread on one of the legitimate web pages known as Chrome Web Store. However, there the application does not have a great rating. In fact, it is rather horrible considering AtoZManuals Toolbar was able to get only one star out of five. What’s more, there are a couple of harsh reviews claiming the program hijacked user’s homepage and cannot provide as many manuals as it promises in its description. For example, one of the users claims he was able to find just one manual he needed out of twenty. Such comments might hint the tool could be rather useless, although we would not advise you to use it even if it was helpful.

There are two main reasons why our researchers believe AtoZManuals Toolbar is not worthy of your trust. For starters, it was noticed it might provide users not just with a tool designed to help users find manuals, but also with a possibly modified search engine called A modified search engine means its results could be injected with additional third-party advertisements. We doubt Mindspark would take any responsibility for such content as they do not even take any responsibility for their product since the given End User License Agreement document states the companies applications are provided on “as is” or “as available” basis and the company disclaims any warranties of any kind. With no guarantees about the third-party content, there are no reassurances such content cannot be potentially malicious.

The second reason we do not think the PUP can be trusted is because the way it settles in on the system. Instead of just providing a toolbar the application could replace user’s homepage, default search engine, or new tab page with the mentioned unreliable search engine. This is the undesirable quality; we referred to in the beginning, AtoZManuals Toolbar could have. If you find it too irritating and want to switch back to your previously used search engine or simply do not want to risk encountering potentially dangerous advertisements, we encourage you not to wait any longer and get rid of this suspicious application at once.

It looks like the PUP is currently compatible with browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. Our researchers who tested AtoZManuals Toolbar say it can be removed from all of the mentioned browsers manually and the instructions we are placing below this paragraph will explain whole process step by step. Nonetheless, the task might be not as easy as it may sound like and if you find the provided instructions too difficult to handle we would advise you to use a reliable antimalware tool you trust. In which case, all you may have to do is install a reliable security tool, set it to scan the system and click the deletion button that should be displayed together with a report.

Eliminate AtoZManuals Toolbar

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Navigate to the following locations separately:
    %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
  3. Look for folders called aafkepgikkbaggoicikkkdlknjmnocak, right-click them and press Delete.
  4. Exit File Explorer.
  5. Empty Recycle bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Go to these directories:
  3. Find folders called and AtoZManuals_hg, right-click them and select Delete.
  4. Look for this location: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
  5. Find a file called prefs.js and open it with Notepad.
  6. Search for the following code line: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “”
  7. Replace the PUP’s link with a website you prefer.
  8. Save the document and close it.
  9. Empty Recycle bin.

Internet Explorer

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Navigate to the Start menu.
  2. Access the Control Panel.
  3. Pick either Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click the unwanted toolbar and select Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Tap Windows key+R.
  2. Insert Control Panel and press OK.
  3. Choose Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the unwanted program and press Uninstall.
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