Alexa Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program, which is owned by Amazon and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Mostly, users install this program on their computers because they expect helpful information from it - Alexa Toolbar provides varied information about sites, like traffic rankings, user reviews and similar data. However, this is not the only feature which Alexa Toolbar can be known for. This program may also initiate some annoying activities on computer, for example show continuous pop-up advertisements and collect data about the user. Typically, this program tracks its users and collects data about web browser and operating system, addresses of visited sites and products that were purchased via its service. However, it seems that those who have Alexa Toolbar are especially annoyed by its Amazon shopping button, which appears when you hover your mouse over some product.
Alexa Toolbar can be downloaded from various websites that are used for promoting similar programs. However, you may also download it in a bundle with other programs, such as freeware and shareware. Note that this can be easily avoided by paying more attention to installation process of freeware and shareware. You should simply check installation windows of the freeware you are going to install and get rid of the check mark, which agrees to download Alexa Toolbar. If you use Alexa Toolbar and you don't think that it's annoying, you can leave it on your computer without any concerns. This program is NOT a virus, just a potentially unwanted application.
If you want to remove Alexa Toolbar from your computer, first thing you should do is to uninstall it via Add/Remove Programs feature. You can do that with a help of those programs that are listed below or by using the manual removal guide:Alexa Toolbar properties:
You can remove Alexa Toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Alexa Toolbar and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Alexa Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Alexa Toolbar from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Alexa Toolbar:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Alexa Toolbar are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Alexa Toolbar right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-28 05:52
Information updated: 2014-08-28 05:52