Suddenlink is the company, which is known for its high-speed internet, phone and television services. However, many PC users have started to discuss about its unwanted redirections and have started to call it as virus. In reality, this is a BHO (Browser Helper Object), which is classically used for collecting information about user’s browsing habits. This BHO is installed on the Suddenlink Toolbar, which includes a Suddenlink search bar provided through Google. You may think that it has infiltrated your PC out of nowhere, however, it is usually attached to the freeware and you must have failed to read the components’ list when installing one of such programs. According to Suddenlink representatives, user’s homepage can truly be replaced to home.suddenlink.net. However, they only do that if user has chosen this by himself. They claim that the toolbar redirects only when you type in an invalid domain name into an address bar. In fact, they say the truth, all this activity is legitimate.
Just like many toolbars that are available on the Internet, Suddenlink Toolbar can be unnoticeably downloaded with free codecs, games, software updates, virus scanners and similar freeware and shareware. Please, read the License Agreemnent and Components' list to check the programs that will be downloaded and installed together with freeware if you want to avoid such toolbars. However, we must say that Suddenlink Toolbar is not a virus, but a potentially unwanted application.
You can remove Suddenlink Toolbar through the browser settings. However, you should also make sure you remove Suddenlink Toolbar Add-on, its Extension, return your normal Home Page, fix the Provided Search Engine and DNS Settings. Besides, we recommend running a full system scan with anti-malware program to make sure you are safe from infected files.
Information added: 11/02/12 10:20;
information updated: 11/02/12 10:20