What is Astrology.com Toolbar?
Astrology.com Toolbar is introduced to the users as a browser toolbar that enables access to recent astrology news, horoscopes, and other related things just in one click. This toolbar can be added to all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. We have found that Astrology.com Toolbar is a relatively new application, so it hasn’t been installed on many computers yet. Nevertheless, we have already received several reports of the users claiming that it appeared on their web browser out of nowhere. If you are one of those users who have found Astrology.com on the system, you should be aware that it’s yet another potentially unwanted program that functions like a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Be aware that it collects data about your web browsing habits and transmits it to it’s developers and affiliate parties. In addition to that, it may modify DNS settings of all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer and set ask.com as your default search engine and homepage. This way it is able to make you visit predetermined websites and increase their page rank. Unfortunately, you may be rerouted to sponsored websites some of which may feature poor reputation, receive sponsored advertisements on every website that you visit, experience system slowdowns and other inconveniences as long as Astrology.com Toolbar is installed. Note that this toolbar belongs to the same family as PuzzleGames Daily Toolbar, BetterBabyGuide Toolbar, and many others. If any of them got inside your computer, we highly recommend thinking twice if you really need them.
How can Astrology.com Toolbar settle down on my PC?
Astrology.com Toolbar usually gets inside random computers as an optional download along with other free software. It’s important to notify that it cannot get inside without user’s permission. Unfortunately, permission to install it is usually asked in a misleading manner and people accept with its Terms and Agreements without even noticing them. The problem is that ‘optional downloads’ may not be disclosed to the users if they select Quick or Basic installation option. That’s why we always recommend selecting Advanced or Custom installation option and checking every notification carefully. Specifically draw your attention to the statements that are marked with a tick and set by default because unwanted programs are always set by default and are installed if people leave the check marks marked. If you are seeing suspicious toolbars on your web browsers, have been redirected to sponsored websites by Astrology.com Toolbar, etc., you should not waste your time. Take needed actions and remove it with the help of the guide give in the Page2.
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 Astrology.com 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 Astrology.com Toolbar virus?
Be very careful with Astrology.com Toolbar because it may perform various additional performances behind your back. We recommend using a reputable anti-spyware for its removal because it may have various registries. However, you can try removing it manually, but be aware that it’s not the most reliable method:
- Uninstall programs that are related to Astrology.com Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for Astrology.com Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (Astrology.com Toolbar, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.