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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

TaxCenterNow Toolbar

TaxCenterNow Toolbar falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). At the moment of writing, it is known the doubtful plugin could affect browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you are one of those who encountered it, we would advise you to read this article carefully. The PUP may not be a vicious threat, but keep it in mind there is a chance it might cause you trouble if you leave it unattended. Our researchers tell the application might introduce users to an untrustworthy search engine through which the extension could display possibly malicious advertising content. Needless to say, if you would rather avoid coming across such material you should think about erasing TaxCenterNow Toolbar before anything goes wrong. To help you get rid of it faster, we will be placing deletion instructions at the end of this text. However, if you need more information to make a decision, we invite you to have a look at the rest of this article.

To begin with, we believe it is essential to know how TaxCenterNow Toolbar might settle in. Our researchers say, it is compatible with the major browsers, but so far the extension was noticed only on the Google Chrome’s website ( Currently, it does not have any reviews and is rated for only three stars out of five. Another place to get the PUP is its official site called Despite, being available on the mentioned channels our researchers believe it could be spread through bundled setup files, unreliable pop-up advertisements, and so on. Therefore, if you want to keep away from untrustworthy software alike in the future, you should avoid clicking suspicious advertising content or downloading installers from sites offering pirated software, unknown freeware, etc. In addition, we recommend installing a reliable antimalware tool. With it, you could scan setup files downloaded from unreliable sources. Not to mention, the tool itself might alert you about possible threats if you launch doubtful content.

After installation, TaxCenterNow Toolbar may set user’s default search engine and homepage to The application comes with a toolbar containing an additional search box and several links to various popular web pages. Some of the links should redirect the user to sites like,, and so on. Even though it might look useful to have such links for quick access, do not forget you can bookmark them and then load them just as quickly without even having to install the suspicious plugin. As for TaxCenterNow Toolbar's provided search engine, users should know it could use a custom version of Google search engine. The difference between using the original and this modified version is the latter one might display advertising content from unknown sources. Our researchers say such material could be possibly malicious and it is best to watch out for it if you do not want to put your system at risk unknowingly. For instance, clicking the doubtful ads might lead to visiting sites asking to participate in fake lotteries, suggesting to install more PUPs and other unreliable applications, or even containing malware.

After considering the facts gathered about the PUP we came to a conclusion it is rather useless and should not be trusted as its behavior appears to be suspicious. If you think so as well, we advise removing TaxCenterNow Toolbar immediately. Surely, you could bookmark the links that look useful to you and as for the plugin’s provided search engine users could use the original instead. One of the ways to eliminate the extension manually is to locate and erase its files, although Internet Explorer users can uninstall it via Control Panel. Provided, you need any help with this you should check the instructions placed below this text. Users who find them a bit challenging could install a reliable antimalware tool instead, scan the computer with it, and then click the given deletion button to remove the PUP along with other possible threats.

Get rid of TaxCenterNow Toolbar

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find this location %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[PROFILE]\extensions
  3. Look for a folder titled as, right-click it and select Delete.
  4. Exit the Explorer.
  5. Right-click the Recycle bin and empty it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Navigate to the listed directories:
    %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. Search for folders titled as gniekamcipgopikgmjbckflmjigbiedc, right-click them one by one and press Delete.
  4. Close the Explorer.
  5. Empty the Recycle bin.

Remove TaxCenterNow Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab from Internet Explorer

Windows 8 & Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel.
  2. Click OK to access the tool.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Click the PUP and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Press Uninstall a program.
  4. Mark the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Access Control Panel.
  3. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the suspicious plugin and choose Uninstall.
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