What is CrazyForCraft Toolbar?
CrazyForCraft Toolbar is a web browser’s toolbar that should primarily attract the attention of those who love homemade crafts. This toolbar is supposed to serve as a blog that contains various DIY projects, sewing patterns and crochet patterns, woodworking patterns and so on. However, it may cause you various inconveniences and make you regret installing it. That’s because CrazyForCraft Toolbar may inject a toolbar in each of your web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer) and replace a default start page, search provider, and a new tab with Ask Search without requiring authorization.
Consequently, you may start receiving altered search results and experiencing redirects to the websites that you would not normally visit. This is how affiliate marketing works. Third parties sponsor freeware developers, who later fill the software with the ads or links to websites of the sponsors. This way, third parties manage to boost traffic of the websites that are not normally visited and promote various merchandise, services, and software. Unfortunately, CrazyForCraft Toolbar may trick you into visiting doubtful websites and install other potentially unwanted programs, so you should better be careful when Ask search appears alongside this toolbar on each of your web browsers. Be aware that CrazyForCraft Toolbar redirects are at your own risk because as the developer claims, they have no responsibilities for the third-party content that may appear to be offensive, useless or even dangerous.
Moreover, CrazyForCraft Toolbar installs cookies and collects information like, for instance IP address, PC’s location, email address, search terms, websites visited, data entered in them, clicks, and similar information with an intention to use it for affiliate marketing. Unfortunately, some pieces may be misused for more suspicious activities, such as email spamming. Therefore, you should not even consider keeping CrazyForCraft Toolbar or not. The best that you can do is to check the system with a reputable anti-malware and fix your PC’s system completely.
How can CrazyForCraft Toolbar infiltrate my computer?
CrazyForCraft Toolbar is a member of toolbar developers family. Usually, this company distributed its toolbars bundled with popular free software, including various download managers, media players, PDF creators, and so on. Moreover, such software packages are commonly spread via such well-known file sharing websites as Cnet, Softonic, Soft32, and so on.
Therefore, if you want to prevent CrazyForCraft Toolbar from entering your PC’s system without being noticed, always check Advanced/Custom setting and carefully analyze the entire installation wizard. This way, you will get the ability to see all ‘optional downloads’ and will be allowed to deselect each of them. By the way, we always recommend installing and keeping a reputable anti-spyware up-to date because it’s the best solution for viruses, PUPs, and malware prevention.
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 CrazyForCraft 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 CrazyForCraft Toolbar?
If you web browser has been affected by CrazyForCraft Toolbar and you suffer Ask search redirects to suspicious websites daily, then you should not endure that any longer. The most reliable way to get rid of it is to ckeck your PC’s system with a reliable anti-malware. If you are not keen on using additional software, then follow this guide:
- Uninstall programs that are related to CrazyForCraft Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for CrazyForCraft 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 (CrazyForCraft 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.