Developed by SimplyGen, Certified Toolbar is a browser add-on, which has also been presented to unaware PC users as a potentially unwanted program. In addition, before installing it on your computer, you should know that this browser add-on has been labeled by many PC security experts as a browser hijacker. Why are they so harsh? That's because of suspicious distribution technique and really questionable activity that is initiated after this program enters computer. Beware that you can install it in a bundle with freeware and shareware as an optional component. In addition, you may let Certified Toolbar hijack all of your web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and others. Please, do NOT ignore that because this program may show you altered search results that may try to redirect you to unknown websites. While this program belongs to the same company as Searchcompletion.com and other browser hijackers that have already been mentioned on our project when talking about annoying redirections, you may find yourself on this domain against your will or you may even discover it instead of your start page and the default search engine. Be aware, that having this program on board may result with continuous redirections to websites that spread malware! This program has also been noticed for tracking user's browsing on the Internet and collecting information, which is related to their search terms, mostly visited websites, etc. If you haven't installed it by yourself, we highly recommend to uninstall Certified Toolbar from your computer because it clearly violates privacy rules.
There are several methods how can you get Certified Toolbar on your computer. First method (the good one) is downloading it from its official website. This means that you are aware about all the risks of this toolbar and see more benefits than risks in using it in your daily cyber routine. However, there is another method how you can get Certified Toolbar on your machine. It involves other programs (shareware and freeware in most of the cases) that have included it into their components' list. Be aware that this method is illegal and it is used only for monetization purpose. Once downloaded, Certified Toolbar gets on every browser it finds and makes you use it every time you start using your Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome or other browser. Additionally, it starts initiating unwanted redirections every time you begins your browsing sessions. To sum up, you shoudl know one thing: we don't recommend keeping this program on your computer if you haven't installed it manually. You have to remove Certified Toolbar from your machine ASAP.
In order to remove Certified toolbar and stop its redirections to Search.certified-toolbar.com or other domains, you should follow these steps. Please, select automatic removal method to be sure that all suspicious components were eliminated from your computer. Otherwise, you may detect this program on your computer after rebooting your machine.
You can remove Certified 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.
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 Certified Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Certified Toolbar registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 03/27/15 03:04;
information updated: 03/27/15 03:04