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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

GetFreeGifs Toolbar

The GetFreeGifs toolbar is a browser add-on enabling users to create GIFs and memes that can be shared on social networking websites using their unique links. The toolbar is compatible with the three browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Chrome. The GetFreeGifs toolbar is spread alongside freeware and through unsolicited pop-up advertisements, so you should be careful with questionable online content popping out to your screen. Because of the method of distribution, the toolbar is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which can be removed by some anti-malware programs. If you do not remember installing or approving the installation of the GetFreeGifs toolbar, you probably want to remove it from the PC right now. You can do so using our removal guide, which is provided at the very end of the article.

The GetFreeGifs toolbar is aimed at inventive and expressive people who want to create humorous messages and share them on social media. All this can be done on different websites that are accessed through the toolbar. The toolbar allows users to upload a completed GIF file to giphy.com and create a GIF URL for sharing. The toolbar also enables users to create a GIF slidehow from several images and trim video into to a GIF and then add text or stickers. Beginners can choose short videos from a gallery. Lastly, GetFreeGifs offers users the website memes.com containing a gallery of templates for memes.

The GetFreeGifs toolbar should be removed from the PC even thought it is not a computer infection. The toolbar has its official website getfreegifs.com and is also accessible in the Chrome web store. GetFreeGifs as a product of Mindspark, which is well known for its themed browser toolbars aimed at helping users have more fun online. However, not all the toolbars of Mindspark are appreciated by computer users, especially when those toolbars make some unsolicited changes in browser settings.

The GetFreeGifts changes Internet browsers' home pages to search.myway.com which is based on the Google search. The search engine search.myway.com provides modified Google search results, which is typically done to cause the user access some websites that have purposely been selected by the authors of the search provider. Some links to popular websites, such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Gmail, are added to the home page to prevent the user from making changes to the settings. The longer you keep the toolbar, the more can be achieved by the authors of that product.

The search engine promoted by the GeeFreeGifs toolbar collects information about your browsing behavior, and the data collected might be used for marketing purposes. The same applies for the toolbar. The Mindspark toolbar uses a few tracking techniques, such as cookies and web beacons to record information regarding your interests and preferences. In addition, Mindspark enables third-party affiliates to deliver their content to your screen. Mindspark does not take responsibility for the content display because third-party advertisements are regulated by separate policies. So if you do not want to risk clicking on some questionable pop-up or pop-under inadvertently, remove the GetFreeGifts toolbar from the computer as soon as you can.

Removing the GetFreeGifs toolbar requires takes some time because different parts of the system have to be edited. The toolbar as its uninstaller which, unfortunately, works only for Internet Explorer. If you do not have the Internet Explorer browser on your PC, you still should use the uninstaller to remove the unwanted browser application. To remove the toolbar from other browser, you have to make changes manually. Below you will find our step-by-step removal guide which should help you eliminate the GetFreeGifs toolbar. However, after removing the unwanted plug-in, you should scan the system to make sure that no unsolicited leftovers are present on the PC. To achieve this, use a reputable anti-malware program.

How to remove the GetFreeGifs toolbar

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+X and select Control Panel.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted toolbar.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the menu button in the top-right corner of the browser.
  2. Select More Tool.
  3. Click Extension and remove the GetFreeGifs toolbar.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the menu button in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Add-ons.
  3. Select the Extensions or Themes panel and delete the unwanted extension.



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