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.
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 2-spyware.com 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:
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 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.
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.
Access your website securely from any location
When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.
The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. 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 server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login.
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. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.
Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack
Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.
It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.
When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.