What is GoUnzip Toolbar?
GoUnzip is another creation from famous toolbar creator. This toolbar family seems to have never-ending resources for the creation of useless toolbars. GoUnzip is another one and its principle of operation is identical to MetroHotspot Toolbar, CoolPopularGames Toolbar, and FreeLocalWeather Toolbar or probably any other toolbar this developer is about to devise. As any other toolbar from this developer, it is also classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). In this instance, GoUnzip toolbar is supposedly created to help users with the extraction of files in a quick and simple way. However, it does no such thing.
Moreover, it changes your homepage to home.tb.ask.com and set the default search engine to search.tb.ask.com on the most popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Secondly, its main purpose is to generate income for its creators since they receive revenue any time you click on a sponsored link. This is another problem with this toolbar. While Ask.com is a legitimate search engine, if set by any of the developers toolbars, it might display search results featuring various sponsored ads.
Clicking on these ads might result in you ending up on some bogus website with suspicious content which might jeopardize your data and system security. What is more, GoUnzip Toolbar collects your browsing-related information like search queries or data about websites you are visiting which might be shared with third parties. Therefore, we would highly advise you to remove it using some reputable anti-spyware as soon as possible in order to avoid further infestation.
How can GoUnzip Toolbar affect my computer?
While you can actually find a legitimate website called gounzip.com, where you can download the application and read about its policy, we highly doubt that there are many users who got this application from the website. A more believable scenario involves a user downloading this program with some free software and installing it unintentionally. This deceptive technique is called bundling and as most of the potentially unwanted programs like adwares and browser hijackers, GoUnzip might be installed through a pay-per-install bundle.
In order to avoid stealth installation of third party programs, you should always be attentive when installing free software. Always check ‘Advanced’ and ‘Custom’ options. This is the place where most of the unwanted programs are usually hidden. If you find any program that seem unfamiliar or suspicious, deselect it. Also avoid installing programs through some installers and download managers which are usually used to distribute bundled software.
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 UnzipApp 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 GoUnzip Toolbar?
In order to restore your browser settings and return to your usual homepage and search engine, you will have to uninstall GoUnzip completely. You should also bear in mind that all sorts of potentially unwanted programs that access your computer in bundles are rarely distributed alone. Therefore, there might be other potentially harmful applications that could have ended up on your computer. For this reason and in order to avoid further infestation we would highly recommend you to perform a full system scan with some reputable anti-spyware It will take only four quick and simple steps:
- Uninstall programs that are related to UnzipApp Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for UnzipApp 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 (UnzipApp 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.