EverydayLookup is another creation of a very prolific developer that is unpopular due to the distribution of all sorts of sponsored toolbars and browser extensions. This application is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) due to the ability to infiltrate computers via software packages without asking for PC user’s permission properly. Upon a successful installation, EverydayLookup Toolbar may mess up your web browser’s settings and perform a bunch of additional tasks. Therefore, we are almost sure that you have not installed EverydayLookup on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, as well as haven’t set ask.com as a default search engine.
While it is a legitimate search engine, when in collaboration with sponsored toolbars, it tends to display sponsored ads which might cause redirects to unknown pages of affiliate parties. EverydayLookup claims that it can help you to check who called you from the unknown number and “find out who it is with free access to easy reverse lookup tools”, as well as to “lookup businesses with access to online Yellow Pages” free of charge and “quickly search addresses, landline phone numbers, area codes, zip codes and more.” Although it seems as a handy tool, you should think twice before using it because it may collect your browsing-related details and share them with affiliated websites. As noted on the developer’s page:
MS, its Affiliates, or Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.
This means that your search queries, browsing history and other details you provide online might end up in the hands of third parties. What makes this extension particularly suspicious is the fact that it may install additional components (BHO) that may prevent you from switching back to your default homepage and search engine. Therefore, it is not surprising that EverydayLookup is categorized as a potentially unwanted program. If you wish to maintain customized web browser’s settings and avoid unwanted activities during web browsing sessions, you should better not use EverydayLookup Toolbar. If you need a guide that would help you to remove it, got to the Page2 below.
How can EverydayLookup Toolbar end up on my web browser?
As we have already mentioned, it seems quite unlikely that you have downloaded this extension yourself. A more plausible scenario is that this program has appeared on your computer as if out of the blue. Well, you have actually downloaded it yourself without even knowing it so there is one thing you need to know in order to avoid it next time. Freeware and shareware is usually employed by distributors of potentially unwanted programs, because they add these additional programs in a bundle with the free ones and distribute them through third party installers. Therefore, you should avoid them at all costs. Another important thing to remember is to that you should always check Advanced and Custom options where most of these programs are usually hidden. Therefore, being attentive during the installation process will save you from a lot of trouble.
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 EverydayLookup 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 EVERYDAYLOOKUP?
It is possible to remove EverydayLookup Toolbar by yourself. However, we would recommend you to entrust this operation to some reputable anti-spyware in order to make sure that there are no more dangerous/unwanted programs sitting on your computer. If, however, you prefer manual removal, you should perform the following steps:
- Uninstall programs that are related to EverydayLookup Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for EverydayLookup 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 (EverydayLookup, 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.