What is EasyDocMerge Toolbar?
EasyDocMerge Toolbar is one of those toolbars that has been created to popularize Ask search and make people visit affiliate websites. That’s, of course, is initiated for one very simple reason – to generate advertising revenue. Therefore, you should think twice if you really need EasyDocMerge Toolbar. Even though it promises to “Merge separate PDF files into one PDF with this simple-to-use and powerful tool. Drag and drop files to rearrange the order” and provide other handy services, it may also perform additional tasks behind your back.
Although this toolbar has the official website, a widely known marketing technique (namely ‘bundling’) is used for spreading it around the Internet. In fact, EasyDocMerge Toolbar has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it tends to spread as an attachment of other freewares, which is why it commonly appears on computers without being noticed.
Besides, once installed it rushes to set Ask as a default start page, search provider, and a new tab window. Although it is a legitimate search provider, corruption of web browser’s settings behind user’s back is not fair. Besides, ask along with EasyDoxMerge Toolbar alongside can display sponsored content during your browsing. In other words, you may start receiving sponsored links within search results and sponsored ads on each page you visit. That’s because Ask is very likely to be affected by third parties that may try to popularize unpopular web pages. Thus, in order to prevent exposing your computer to various unfamiliar web pages, use neither the toolbar, not the search engine.
Not to mention, EasyDocMerge Toolbar is also blamed for recording users’ search terms, websites accessed, clicks, and similar information. However, our security experts have noticed that it may also gather IP address, PC’s location, email address, and similar information that you may not be willing to share. Thus, weigh all pluses and minuses of this toolbar and decide whether it’s worth using it or not. In case you have already decided to remove EasyDocMerge Toolbar from Chrome and other web browsers, you can find the guide in the Page2 below.
How is EasyDocMerge Toolbar distributed?
The developer of this toolbar keeps developing thematic toolbars and spreading them using various techniques. Each of them offers different services. However, they share one common task – to promote Ask search. Even more, most of them tend to spread bundled with other freewares. Consequently, if you tend to install free software without paying much attention to its installation process, you may not only end up with an unwanted toolbar, for instance, EasyDocMerge Toolbar, BigGameCountdown Toolbar, MyWebFace toolbar, etc. or another unwanted application. To prevent this from happening, you should carefully monitor the entire freeware’s installation process and uncheck ticks saying that you agree to install EasyDocMerge Toolbar or any of its clones. Besides, do not agree with the modification of DNS settings of your browser. Finally, in order to see ‘optional downloads’, don’t forget to select Advanced/Custom installation mode.
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 EasyDocMerge 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 EasyDocMerge Toolbar?
EasyDocMerge Toolbar can be eliminated quite easy. For this purpose, you can either use a professional anti-malware or follow this guide:
- Uninstall programs that are related to EasyDocMerge Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for EasyDocMerge 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 (EasyDocMerge 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.