What is MergeDocsOnline Toolbar?
MergeDocsOnline Toolbar is a free software utility, however, if you are looking for an application that would allow you to merge documents, reorganize files, convert formats, share them with other users for free, access online dictionaries, thesaurus, translators, etc., then make sure that you avoid this program. Although it promises to provide the users with all aforementioned functions, in reality it functions in a really suspicious and invasive way. According to security experts, it’s just another developers product that is primarily used to promote Ask search. In the majority of the cases, it infiltrated computers with the help of other freewares and sharewares without users even noticing its infiltration. Therefore, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
If, unfortunately, you PC would get affected by MergeDocsOnline Toolbar, then you would the first thing that you would notice is a modification of browser’s settings. It may set search.tb.ask.com as your default search site and home.tb.ask.com as your default start page within Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or another less popular web browser. Such invasion will not only make browsing the web much more difficult but may also lead to serious computer-related issues. Although Ask is legitimate search site, it earns the money via collaboration with other third-parties. Consequently, search results that it delivers may be altered, i.e. filled with sponsored links and ads to both reliable and potentially dangerous websites. However, not only MergeDocsOnline Toolbar redirects pose a risk. By keeping this toolbar installed you also risk disclosing personally and non-personally identifiable information about your search terms to other third parties. That’s because each of developers toolbars is filled with cookies and set to collect search terms, mostly visited websites, data entered in them, clicks, IP address, PC’s location, email address, and so on. All in all, keeping in mind that this toolbar can hardly be useful, you should waste no time and remove it from the system in case it has already affected your web browsers. For MergeDocsOnline Toolbar removal, try using a reputable anti-spyware program.
How can MergeDocsOnline Toolbar infiltrate my computer?
MergeDocsOnline Toolbar does not only disrupt normal web browsing activities. An even more alarming thing is that search results that this toolbar may present you with may be filled with redirect links, which means that you may be forced to visit unwanted websites. Thus, it’s better that you stay away from MergeDocsOnline Toolbar. Even though it can be downloaded from the official website, the majority of the users did not even intended to install it with a reason. Usually, MergeDocsOnline Toolbar installs via other freewares and sharewares, including download managers, media players, PDF creators or other free software. Thus, if you want to prevent its infiltration, you should check every freeware, which can be done by selecting Advanced/Custom installation option and rejecting installation of ‘optional downloads’. Has MergeDocsOnline Toolbar already ended up on your PC’s system? In this case, follow the instructions provided below.
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 MergeDocsOnline 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 MergeDocsOnline Toolbar?
MergeDocsOnline Toolbar removal can be initiated either manually or automatically. For more details, see the guide below:
- Uninstall programs that are related to MergeDocsOnline Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for MergeDocsOnline 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 (MergeDocsOnline 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.