What should I know about DailyLocalGuide Toolbar?
DailyLocalGuide Toolbar is a browser add-on that is promoted on its official website and other download sources. Very often users fall into downloading it believing that will inform them about currently available local services and similar information. If you have already installed this application, it may find it working properly. However, later on, you may find out that it performs a bunch of additional activities as well.
- Be aware that DailyLocalGuide Toolbar may implement various unwanted system modifications, cause system slow downs, alter search results, and can try to promote questionable websites of the affiliate parties.
- Besides, it may get inside your computer not only after installing it manually. It is also capable of infiltrating into the system along with other free software and that’s why it has recently been labeled as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
- As soon as it gets inside, it sets ask.com as your default search engine, homepage, and a new tab window. We believe that such unwanted modifications disrupt your browsing activities, but the bigger problem is that seeking to increase page ranking, collect sale leads, and generate pay-per-click revenue this browser plug-in may display irrelevant search results, sponsored advertisements, and other dubious content.
- Not to mention, DailyLocalGuide may try to collect non-personal information related to your browsing habits, so if you are not fond of revealing information related to you for various third parties, do not use this toolbar any longer. If, however, you like it, but read this article just in case to know everything about it, you can use it as long as you wish.
How can DailyLocalGuide Toolbar take over my web browser?
Have you ever thought about of how developers of free software manage to keep the service for free? If not, you should be aware that, usually, they are sponsored by various third parties for promoting their products. They employ, so called, ‘bundling’ distribution method and add various third-party apps, such as browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbar or extensions alongside programs, such as download managers, PDF creators, video players, etc. DailyLocalGuide Toolbar travels just like that. Therefore, you should be very careful when installing freewares on your computer. We recommend selecting Custom or Advanced installation option because this method allows monitoring the entire process and deselecting additional applications. If you have already found your web browser modified and did not ask for DailyLocalGuide Toolbar, got to the page2 and find a removal guide there.
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 DailyLocalGuide 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 can I remove DailyLocalGuide Toolbar?
Since DailyLocalGuide is not related to a virus or malware, it has its uninstaller and may be eliminated from Control Panel. However, if it has its registry entries, you may still see ask.com as your homepage, search engine DailyLocalGuide Toolbar on your web browsers. In this case, we highly recommend scanning your computer with a reputable anti-spyware. If, however, you want to get rid of it manually, you should follow these steps:
- Uninstall programs that are related to DailyLocalGuide Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for DailyLocalGuide 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 (DailyLocalGuide 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.