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Remove InboxAce (Updated Guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as InboxAce toolbar | Type: System tools

Is InboxAce a virus?

No, InboxAce Toolbar is NOT a virus and it CANNOT pose harm to your computer. So, if you feel that it can help you manage your email messages, you can safely download it to your computer. Nevertheless, security experts claim that this application should be included in “potentially unwanted program” category. Trying to be precise, we must add that AVG detects it as “Zango”, Fortinet FortiGate calls it “Adware/FunWeb”, TrendMicro – “TROJ_GEN.F47V0204”, VIPRE Antivirus – “MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious). You can find the entire list here.

So, this program is harmless, but there are several developers of security software that have included InboxAce to the database of their programs. Why? First of all, there are several PC users who claim that this program appeared on their systems without downloading it. If you checked the Chrome Web Store, you would see such comments as “it sucks. i didn’t even download it. it just popped in my browser like ###” (link). While we cannot claim that this program is or has ever been spread with the help of third party software or third party installers.

Also, as soon as InboxAce is installed on the system, it offers changing the start page, the new tab page and the default search engine on user’s computer and, if you are not careful enough, you may end up with an unwanted start page on your computer. As you can see from its official site, it promotes MyWay and MyWebSearch search engines. If you don’t want to change your default search provider, you should not allow that during the installation of InboxAce. Such offers may be mentioned to you in smaller text than other words, so make sure you are careful enough during the installation process of this software. Besides, there is one thing that we haven’t mentioned. InboxAce may be involved in the promotion of third parties, so you may notice ads and other pop-up messages. To know more about this app, you should read its End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy. No matter that it is written is miniature text, you should dedicate some time for checking this information before installing InboxAce.

The main page of InboxAce and some sentences from its Privacy Policy

What can I do to prevent the unexpected appearance of Toolbars, add-ons and extensions?

As we have mentioned, InboxAce can be downloaded from its official website. However, you can also install it together with other custom installers that are promoted on such download sites, like CNET, Brothersoft, and Softonic. This distribution technique is totally LEGITIMATE. However, we highly recommend being more careful when downloading freeware and shareware to your computer. To get an ability to see all components of the free software, you should select either Custom or Advanced installation method. After doing so, you should uncheck all pre-checked check marks offering you to install toolbars, change system’s settings, etc. If you have already installed it on your computer and think that you are not satisfied with it, you can find all tips for InboxAce removal in the next page of this post.

Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of InboxAce 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 InboxAce?

InboxAce is not malicious, so you can use it according to your needs. However, it may cause unwanted activity that has already been noticed by several PC security experts. That’s why they claim that it is a “potentially unwanted program”. If you have InboxAce Toolbar on your computer and you think that you don’t need it anymore, you should follow these steps:

  • Uninstall programs that are related to InboxAce from your computer:

1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for InboxAce and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.

  • Reset your web browser:

Google Chrome:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (InboxAce, 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 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.

Finally, we recommend scanning the computer with a reputable anti-spyware that you have on your computer to make sure that your computer is totally safe.

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  1. mohamed says:
    July 16th, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    i want inbox to check me email.

  2. Robert Conger says:
    January 1st, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Anyone who dares to say that “InboxAce” is anything other than out-and-out MALWARE is either a liar or an idiot. This piece of s**t malware got onto my computer and instead of helping me search, it is making it IMPOSSIBLE for me to search for ANYTHING. THIS CRAP IS A VIRUS, MALWARE, and it freaking horrible. All I want to know is how the HELL to get RID OF IT

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