What is DiscoverAncestry Toolbar?
DiscoverAncestry Toolbar is just a potentially unwanted program, so if you have been using it for your searches thinking that it is capable of helping you to improve your browsing sessions, there is nothing bad with it. Nevertheless, there are some things that should be remembered when discussing about this program. First of all, you should remember that it may be used for affiliate marketing what means that it may be used to display altered search results. In most of the cases, these results seek to redirect people to predetermined websites that seek to improve their pagerank or sales. In addition to DiscoverAncestry Toolbar redirects, you should also be prepared for continuous pop-up ads that may show up on your computer during your browsing.
These ads may interrupt you no matter if you want to see them or not, so sometimes it may become a challenging thing. That’s why this application has been categorized as ‘adware’ and a ‘potentially unwanted program’ and we believe that it should be installed only after thinking twice. Finally, not everyone knows DiscoverAncestry Toolbar may be used for tracking PC users and collecting information about their browsing habits. If you think that your search terms, mostly visited websites, time that you spend there, data that you enter, your email address and location can be called ‘personally identifiable’ information, you should avoid this program. If you want to remove it from the system, you should simply run a full system scan with a reputable antispyware application. That’s the easiest way to get rid of all questionable programs that may be hiding in your PC system.
How can DiscoverAncestry Toolbar affect my computer?
DiscoverAncestry Toolbar is one of those programs that can be installed on the system without an appropriate user’s permission asked. That’s because their developers have been using a very questionable method, which is called bundling. When trying to avoid it, you should double check each of the freewares that you want to download to your computer. Please, always select Custom or Advanced installation method of the freeware because it will help you to reveal whether it was filled with ‘optional’ components or not.
In addition, you should prevent infiltration of various browser add-ons, extensions and plugins by simply unchecking these checkmarks that claim that you want to download these components to your computer. Otherwise, you can expect DiscoverAncestry Toolbar will show up on each of your web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. After that, you may find serious problems when trying to avoid its pop-up ads, redirects, slow downs and other activities that may be initiated by this program.
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 DiscoverAncestry 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 DiscoverAncestry Toolbar?
Sometimes no matter how hard people try, such programs as DiscoverAncestry Toolbar appear on computers without a permission asked. If this has already happened on your computer, you shouldn’t wait any longer. You should just follow this guide below and fix your computer. We recommend you to select Automatic removal method that will help you to get rid of all PUPs, not only this one.
- Uninstall programs that are related to DiscoverAncestry Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for DiscoverAncestry 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 (DiscoverAncestry 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.