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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

MyWayNotes Toolbar

If you are looking for a piece of software to take notes and create to-do lists more conveniently, you might be considering whether MyWayNotes Toolbar is a good choice. It is presented as a useful tool for writing quick notes and creating task lists, but we would not call it a 100% trustworthy piece of software because it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application by some malware researchers, including our specialists working at MyWayNotes Toolbar can be downloaded directly from its official website Also, Google Chrome users can install it on their browsers with the single click from the Chrome Web Store. People install the application because they expect it to act in a beneficial way, but, unfortunately, the majority of them do not know that their browsers’ settings will be changed. This is, actually, one of the main reasons people decide to remove MyWayNotes Toolbar from their computers. Since potentially unwanted applications are not even close to sophisticated malicious software, it is usually quite easy to delete them. It should not be too hard to erase MyWayNotes Toolbar too, so do not postpone its removal if you have not found it useful, it has been installed on your computer without your knowledge, or you have simply changed your opinion about it.

A bunch of users do not know that MyWayNotes Toolbar changes browsers’ settings once installed even though it does not try to hide this fact from them. This browser plugin installs a tool that changes homepages and New Tab URLs on affected browsers. Research has shown that it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, so if you use either of these web browsers to surf the Internet and install MyWayNotes Toolbar on your PC, you will definitely notice the changes applied sooner or later. In fact, the browser plugin does not do anything else except for changing browsers’ settings. The website it promotes might look like an ordinary search tool at first glance, but if you look closer at it, you will see that a search box is only one of the items it contains. It also has a toolbar with such quick-access buttons as Add New Note and Add New List at the top. Also, it contains some buttons that open popular websites. While some of its features are really useful, we cannot confirm that it is a perfect program. According to researchers, there is a possibility that users might be presented with some modified search results if they decide to use the search tool promoted by MyWayNotes Toolbar to perform web searches. This potentially unwanted application will automatically gather information about you as long as you keep it active on your system as well. It will not record any personal details if you do not provide them yourself consciously.

Many users install MyWayNotes Toolbar from the Chrome Web Store or its official website, but it does not mean that it cannot show up on users’ PCs unexpectedly. According to our specialists, almost all potentially unwanted applications are distributed bundled, so it is very likely that MyWayNotes Toolbar is spread in bundles together with various third-party applications too. You could have installed it on your computer if you clicked the Download button on the pop-up advertisement promoting it as well. Such ads are often shown to users when they open file-sharing and similar websites. Potentially unwanted applications look like ordinary software, so it might be quite a challenge to recognize them and thus prevent them from entering the system. Luckily, automated tools that can do that for you are available. You just need to install one on your PC and then continue surfing the Internet normally.

You will not undo the changes applied to your web browser if you do not delete MyWayNotes Toolbar from your computer. Potentially unwanted software can be erased using automated malware removers too, but we are sure you will get rid of MyWayNotes Toolbar manually quite easily too. You just need to follow the manual removal guide provided right below this paragraph. As you can see, you will erase this potentially unwanted problem with a few mouse clicks.

Delete MyWayNotes Toolbar

Internet Explorer

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select MyWayNotes Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/10

  1. Launch Run (tap Win+R).
  2. Type Control Panel.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Click Uninstall a program.
  5. Select MyWayNotes Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab.
  6. Click Uninstall.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Select the extension representing MyWayNotes Toolbar and then click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools in the menu and open Extensions.
  4. Select the browser extension that belongs to MyWayNotes Toolbar.
  5. Click Remove.
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