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Remove EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar (Easy Removal Guide) - updated Oct 2019

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar is classified as a browser hijacker and promotes its extension on Google Web Store

EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar browser hijackerEasyHomeDecorating Toolbar is a browser hijacker that can bring additional unwanted content to the system

Questions about EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar

EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar is a browser-hijacking[1] extension developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. It has the official website ( where it is promoted as a new tab allowing to discover batch, bedroom, and kitchen décor ideas. Nevertheless, you can find the plug-in promoted on the official Google Web Store. However, if you would look at the previously developed programs by Mindspark, one conclusion can be made – none of this company's programs are trusted. EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar virus sets the search engine to and starts its functions such as redirecting, advertising, non-personal data tracking.

Name EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar
Type Browser hijacker/potentially unwanted program
Developer Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.
Promotion You can find this suspicious product promoted on its official website
Engine Once the browser hijacker appears on the web browser, it sets the default search provider to
Features The app claims to provide handy bedroom and kitchen decorating ideas, it might also try to convince about its handy functionality by providing fast access to popular social networks and websites
Distribution Even though this PUP has its own distribution website, you can find its extension offered on Google Web Store. Additionally, it is most likely to receive the hijacker via third-party downloads
Elimination Use ReimageIntego to scan the system for suspicious content. Afterward, go to the end of this article and choose the deletion technique you want to proceed with

EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar can try to convince you about its handy functionality by providing you with short access to popular social platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and also shortcuts to other well-known websites such as Youtube, Gmail, Booking, Amazon, Walmart, and many others.

However, you can make these shortcuts on under your own new tab search zone and there is no need for using  EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar services to accomplish such a task. Despite its useful look, this potentially unwanted program mostly aims to collect income from its users through redirecting and advertising services.

Most users find EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar intrusive and hard to remove. We have read some reviews about this product on Google Web Store and discovered that people even threaten to sue the company if the app will not go away:[2]

i can not delete it i will sue if i do not figure out how to delete it

As we have already mentioned, EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar virus is promoted via the official website, so if you are looking for home décor ideas, you can install it there. However, what makes security experts worried is the third-party software that is spreading along with this toolbar.

It seems that EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar is always packed with Ask Search (also indicated as MyWay). NOTE: Ask Search is an option. So if you decide to install the toolbar, make sure that you deselect the search by unticking the checkbox provided at the bottom of the official website. 

Unfortunately, the core problem is that EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar is also spread bundled with other third-party software, such as various download managers, PDF creators, media streaming software, and so on. It means that inattentive installation of freeware may lead to the installation of the whole bundle, i.e. the freeware, EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar virus, Ask Search, and other PUPs too.

EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar virusEasyHomeDecorating Toolbar is a suspicious browser extension promoted on and Google Web Store

Technically, EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar is not a virus. Nevertheless, it's presence may diminish your web browser's performance and initiate frequent freezes. Besides, or Ask-supported search engine that is powered by Mindspark seems to be exhibiting sponsored links and advertisements.

This way, Mindspark is trying to drive visitor's traffic to the websites of affiliate parties and earn the money from affiliate marketing. However, you should be very careful because some of the EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar redirects might take people to inappropriate websites.

For example, people may be exposed to third-party online shops, various surveys, prize giveaways, suspicious official websites, and so on. Consequently, EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar might try to trick you into downloading another potentially unwanted program without realizing that.

Not to mention, EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar is considered to be a suspicious piece of software due to the usage of tracking cookies. Our malware analysts found out that it is set to collect personally non-identifiable information, like search queries, pages viewed, data entered in certain websites, clicks, IP address, and similar information that may be used for unfair purposes.

Therefore, we highly recommend you remove EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar and use Google, Bing or Yahoo instead of sponsored Ask search. You can try employing software such as ReimageIntego for performing a thorough system and detecting all potentially unwanted content that has been brought to your computer system.

Additionally, you can perform the EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar removal by using step-by-step guidelines. We have provided some instructions at the end of this article and are seeking to help all users to eliminate the browser hijacker from their operating systems and hijacked web browsers.

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Browser hijacker distribution and prevention tips

Some suspicious apps or their extensions are spread via the official website websites. Unfortunately, but you may also be offered to install PUPs via software packages. In this case, you have to unmark all additional components and only then finish the installation of freeware. Unfortunately, but software packages are presented in a very misleading manner, so if you want to see all the components that the freeware consists of, you have to:

  • Read EULA and Privacy Policy of the freeware;
  • Choose Advanced or Custom installation mode (instead of Quick or Basic);
  • Read all the terms provided on the installation wizard;
  • Opt-out of all additional downloads.

Last but not least, researchers from[3] claim that ensuring quality-full and stable antivirus protection also is a way to prevent suspicious products from infiltrating your computer system. Go through security-related websites, check out some reviews, and choose a trustworthy AV tool to purchase. Once you get the software, make sure that you keep it regularly updated as outdated products also hold the risk of secret program (even malware) infiltration.

Removal possibilities for EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar

Even though browser hijackers are not as dangerous as trojans or ransomware, they still might bring indirect harm (for example, through malicious redirecting) to your computer system. This and much more signifies that  EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar removal is necessary. Remember that you cannot diminish bogus changes in your web browsers if this potentially unwanted program is still active there.

We recommend that you use trustworthy tools to remove EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from your Windows/macOS computer and web browser apps such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. Completing the process with reliable antimalware will spare you some time and ensure that all suspicious objects are gone. However, if you are looking for a manual removal option, check out the following guidelines.

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To remove EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar, follow these steps:

Delete EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Windows systems

To remove the browser hijacker from your Windows machine, complete the following tasks

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar and related programs
    Here, look for EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Remove EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

To get rid of unwanted changes from Explorer, carry out these instructing steps

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Get rid of EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Google Chrome

To clean Google Chrome from suspicious objects, perform the following guidelines

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete EasyHomeDecorating Toolbar removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


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  1. NickD says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Useless!! Cant remove now!

  2. Anastasia19 says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 7:45 am

    The same here! Tried everything (except anti-malware). Sooo stupid app

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