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Remove MyScrapNook Toolbar (Removal Guide) - updated Apr 2019

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

MyScrapNook Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program that is spread as a browser extension

MyScrapNook Toolbar

MyScrapNook Toolbar is an extension for Google Chrome web browser, although it also operates as a browser hijacker. The potentially unwanted program enters users' machines without their consent and performs a series of changes to the Google Chrome or another web browser, such as changes startup page and new tab URL. Additionally, all the searches that users enter are redirected to int.search.myway.com. Unsurprisingly, the search results are littered with sponsored links, which greatly affects users' web browsing habits.

According to Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, developers of the unwanted program, MyScrapNook Toolbar allows making collages, invitations, flyers, and other printable sheets that people often need. However, this is merely a disguise to collect the juice ad revenue the toolbar generates. Unfortunately, end users are the ones who struggle with the harmful effects of the browser hijacker.

Name MyScrapNook Toolbar
Type Browser hijacker, PUP
Developer Mindspark Interactive Network Inc
Infiltration Third-party sites, software bundling, Google store
Symptoms Changed web browser settings, altered search results, intrusive ads and redirects, etc.
Risk factors Installation of other bogus software, money loss, information leak to unknown parties, malware infections
Termination Use security software or delete the toolbar manually with the help of our instructions below
Recovery To recover from a PUP infection, scan your device with Reimage Reimage Cleaner

Mindspark is responsible for a variety of browser hijacking applications, such as OnlineMapFinder Toolbar, CryptoPriceSearchYour Template Finder, and many others. Each of these applications, including MyScrapNook Toolbar, have a particular “theme,” that they cover, such cryptocurrency information, map finder, or similar. Despite that, all of these browser hijacking applications not only look identical but also have the same goal – to generate ad revenue for the developers.

If you have already installed this MyScrapNook Toolbar virus on your computer, you may see pop-up notifications and links from third party websites. You should be careful with them because the developer of this toolbar does not guarantee that each of these links and other content is safe. For that reason, you should hurry up with the MyScrapNook Toolbar removal process – we explain the procedure below.

The Privacy Policy of the MyScrapNook Toolbar also sparks some suspicions, as, it turns out that the app is keen to gather a variety of information about users' web browsing habits, as well as technical information:[1]

Automatically Captured Information. We automatically collect information from your computer and/or device when you use the MS Services. This allows us to assess how you have used the MS Services, the device you have used them on and helps us to analyse how we can optimize the MS Services for you in the future. 

The collected information may include:

  • Hardware information;
  • Installed program list;
  • IP address;
  • Browser type;
  • Sites visited;
  • Links clicked;
  • Search history;
  • Cookies, etc.

MyScrapNook Toolbar PUP
MyScrapNook Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application that was developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc

To gather this data, MyScrapNook Toolbar uses a variety of tools, such as web beacons[2] and tracking cookies. Additionally, the information that you provide when operating the toolbar, which might be sensitive, may also be recorded. 

All in all, we suggest you hurry up and remove MyScrapNook Toolbar from your device, as it is not a particularly safe app, and it also intercepts web browsing activities. To do that, you can employ reputable security application or terminate with the help of the manual guide below. After that, experts[3] suggest scanning the machine with Reimage Reimage Cleaner to recover from PUP infection.

Ways potentially unwanted programs infect users' machines

There are several other toolbars similar to that belong to the same developer. All these apps are accompanied by related search engines that can be prevented by monitoring their installation on the system. Unfortunately, there are many more of such apps on the internet and, to prevent them from getting installed on your computer, you need to be very attentive during the installation procedure of the new applications.

First of all, you should always make sure that you are downloading programs from a reputable source. Nevertheless, it is also a fact that even the most popular applications hosting sites use software bundling as their primary monetization method. Therefore, you should always carefully check each step, read the instructions, check the important documents and, most importantly, opt for Advanced or Custom mode. It would allow you to detect all the optional components within the installer and get rid of them. 

Finally, install anti-virus software and do not get lured by allegedly useful functionality of a browser hijacker – its developers do not care about your experience, all they want is your clicks on sponsored links.

You should remove MyScrapNook Toolbar from your device as soon as possible

No matter if you have installed MyScrapNook willingly or not, you should know that this program is not a virus. So, you can eliminate it manually. For that, please visit the official website of this toolbar or follow a guide given below. To make sure that MyScrapNook Toolbar removal is successful and all components related to this app are gone, you should also scan your computer with a reliable anti-spyware.

MyScrapNook Toolbar browser hijacker
MyScrapNook Toolbar promises useful functionality of creating forms. However, it also secretly tracks its users to push targeted advertisements and display sponsored links to affiliated sites

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 MyScrapNook Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
  3. Click 'Uninstall' and then OK to save the changes.

To remove MyScrapNook Toolbar completely, 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 (MyScrapNook, 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.

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To remove MyScrapNook Toolbar, follow these steps:

Uninstall MyScrapNook Toolbar from Windows systems

To remove MyScrapNook Toolbar from Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall MyScrapNook Toolbar and related programs
    Here, look for MyScrapNook Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove MyScrapNook Toolbar from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Get rid of MyScrapNook Toolbar from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for MyScrapNook Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate MyScrapNook Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for MyScrapNook Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete MyScrapNook Toolbar removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase MyScrapNook Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

Make sure you reset MS Edge after you terminate the unwanted app:

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, MyScrapNook Toolbar should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove MyScrapNook Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select MyScrapNook Toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete MyScrapNook Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete MyScrapNook Toolbar from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select MyScrapNook Toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete MyScrapNook Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall MyScrapNook Toolbar from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for MyScrapNook Toolbar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by MyScrapNook Toolbar, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete MyScrapNook Toolbar removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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