Certified Toolbar can be presented as a browser add-on, but there are many security experts worldwide who have included it to the category of browser hijackers. As we know, it has been developed by SimplyGen. It's the same company, which has already been mentioned on our project when talking about annoying redirections to Searchcompletion.com caused by Complitly. Similarly, Certified Toolbar has also been reported for its annoying redirections to various domains, including Search.certified-toolbar.com and similar. Be aware, that you may also be redirected to websites that spread malware! This program has also been noticed altering user's homepage settings and collecting the browsing history in order to show relevant search results for him. 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:
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 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.
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.
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Certified Toolbar:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• 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 Certified 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 Certified Toolbar right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-14 08:59
Information updated: 2014-08-14 08:59
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