What is known about HeadlineAlley Toolbar?
HeadlineAlley Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program, that can really help for those who are interested in the latest news and gossips, it has some things we definitely don’t like. When installing HeadlineAlley Toolbar on your computer, different components come in a bundle with it. During our test, this toolbar installed ActiveX Control component, Toolbar browser helper object and Search Assistant browser helper object.
Besides, HeadlineAlley Toolbar has also been noticed to have ability to change user’s homepage and default search engine to its closely related search site mywebsearch.com. We have already wrote about this search engine and why you should avoid it. As a result, mywebsearch.com appears on all Internet browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. To sum up, HeadlineAlley Toolbar is not malware by itself but it has some things that make us call it as adware. Please, remove HeadlineAlley Toolbar if you don’t want to suffer from its system changes.
How can HeadlineAlley Toolbar infiltrate my computer?
HeadlineAlley Toolbar can be installed from its official website. However, sometimes it may also try to get inside the PC in a bundle with freeware and shareware. In order to avoid that, you should always make sure that you uncheck unfamiliar entries that are showed on program’s installation window.
Once it gets there, it settles down on all Internet browsers and makes some unwanted changes. The most dangerous of them is the replacement of the homepage. We do NOT recommend using mywebsearch.com for your searches because it may return insecure search results for you. Besides, it may also start showing various pop-up advertisements and alerts.
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 HeadlineAlley 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 get rid of HeadlineAlley Toolbar?
- Uninstall programs that are related to HeadlineAlley Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for HeadlineAlley 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 (HeadlineAlley 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.