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.
HOW CAN ALEXA TOOLBAR APPEAR ON MY COMPUTER?
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.
HOW TO REMOVE ALEXA TOOLBAR?
If you want to remove Alexa Toolbar from your computer, first thing you should do is to uninstall ti via Add/Remove Programs feature. After that, fix all your web browsers one by one by eliminating the add-on of this program:
- Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
- Here, look for Alexa Toolbar and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
- Click OK to save the changes.
Internet Explorer fix:
Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
Here, look for Alexa Toolbar and similar entries click 'uninstall'.
Besides, change your default search provider to Google or the one you like.
Mozilla Firefox fix:
Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’.
Find Alexa Toolbar and similar entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
Change your start page back to normal.
Google Chrome fix:
Click the Chrome menu button, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions'.
Find Alexa Toolbar and other unknown extensions and remove them by clicking Recycle bin.
Now click 'Settings' -> 'Manage search engines' and change your default search engine
Alexa Toolbar properties
Finally, 2spyware recommends scanning the system with updated anti-spyware to make sure that your computer is free of viruses or other potentially unwanted programs. For that, use one of these removers: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background
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Alexa Toolbar manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\[XVS]\User Agent\Post Platform\Alexa Toolbar
alexaie.dll, alxres.dll, alxtb.dll, alxtb1.dllDelete files:
alexaie.dll, alxres.dll, alxtb.dll, alxtb1.dll
C:\Program Files\Alexa Toolbar