SMSfromBrowser Toolbar. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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What kind of program is SMSfromBrowser Toolbar?

SMSfromBrowser Toolbar is a questionable application that many security researchers refer to as a potentially unwanted program (PUP)[1]. This one arrives in the form of a program and a browser extension. Once installed, your browser homepage[2] will be changed into a MyWay search engine version customized for SMSfromBrowser. MyWay claims to be a search engine “enhanced by Google,[3]” however, we do not recommend you to trust it entirely. After analyzing Privacy Policy document available on this search engine’s main page, we have discovered that SMSfromBrowser PUP has the right to collect personally non-identifiable data such as user’s IP address, language, browser type, time-stamp[4], search and browsing history, and also such random details like what devices are connected to your computer and/or device. The application employs web beacons, tracking cookies and other technologies to track your use of the application and the search engine.

SMSfromBrowser changes browser's homepage

The company admits to be working with various companies “such as advertisers, ad networks, and data management platforms, that may help us and other companies to tailor online ads.” We want to warn you that you might have to encounter ads by SMSfromBrowser’s affiliates, and you might not find them interesting or useful. Some users tend to complain how annoying these ads are. You might receive advertisements in the form of pop-up ads, banners, and search results. If you feel that these advertisements annoy you, or if you only want to remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from your computer due to other reasons, use SMSfromBrowser removal tutorial that we prepared.

How potentially unwanted programs spread?

SMSfromBrowser’s download link is available on its official website, which shares a private link to a secret browser extension on Google Chrome Store. However, you can also install this extension if you are using Firefox or Safari. Another way to install this program is to install related software using Default or Standard settings. If you haven’t noticed yet, many free programs promote additional software and suggest installing it alongside them, which is an entirely legitimate software distribution technique. However, many PC users rush to install new programs in less than a minute, so they do not modify default installation settings and simply click “Next” until they reach the final installation step that requires clicking “Finish” button. You should be very careful and read information written in the fine print when installing any type of software[5]. The most important thing is to choose Custom or Advanced installation mode and then deselect unwanted additional programs bundled with your download.

Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of SMSfromBrowser Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.

Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.

How to remove SMSfromBrowser?

If your new tab page and default search engine were set to point to SMSfromBrowser search engine, it means that the program we discussed today is already installed on the system. However, there is nothing to worry about – you can quickly remove SMSfromBrowser with the help of instructions or anti-spyware software.

You can remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, 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.

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Manual SMSfromBrowser Toolbar Removal Guide:

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Remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from Windows systems

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Follow the guidelines provided here, and search for suspicious applications that you do not remember installing or simply those that you would like to get rid of. If you want to delete the discussed browser add-on, we suggest looking for programs that are titled somehow similar to SMS from Browser [browser] homepage. Do not forget to clean browser shortcuts as explained below (look for int.myway.com URL in the Properties > Shortcut > Target field).

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall SMSfromBrowser Toolbar and related programs
    Here, look for SMSfromBrowser Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

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.

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Remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from Mac OS X system

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  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for SMSfromBrowser Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

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  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for SMSfromBrowser Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete SMSfromBrowser Toolbar removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

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Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, SMSfromBrowser Toolbar should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select SMSfromBrowser Toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete SMSfromBrowser Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from Google Chrome

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It is easy to uninstall the indicated browser extension from the browser. Once you find it in the Extensions list, do the following:

How to remove SMSfromBrowser from Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select SMSfromBrowser Toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete SMSfromBrowser Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove SMSfromBrowser Toolbar from Safari

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  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for SMSfromBrowser Toolbar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by SMSfromBrowser Toolbar, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete SMSfromBrowser Toolbar removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button
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 SMSfromBrowser 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: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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  • Jay

    Suspicious. I wouldnt use this toolbar… now install it on my clean and nice computer.

  • Robert02

    It is a bad program, I believe! It has entered my browser somehow without my knowledge, which is so strange!

  • QueenRocks

    Not a virus, but not a gold one, too. I wouldnt use this smsfrom browser thingy.