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Remove MySocialShortcut Toolbar (Updated)

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MySocialShortcut Toolbar description:

MySocialShortcut Toolbar claims that it is a convenient tool that can provide shortcuts to access social media sites with one click. It also provides an search engine, which, with your agreement, will be set as your homepage on Chrome browser. We have noticed that some computer users complain about this toolbar, so we have decided to investigate how it works. Users usually state that it causes redirects or display annoying ads. We have opened the developer’s official page and studied MySocialShortcut’s Terms of Use form. This is what we found:

1. It looks like that this program collects information about you and your browsing habits:

We may collect information from you that may identify you, such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number and anonymous Information, such as the number of your page views, link clicks, and login times.

2. It seems that this program aims to find out what are your interests:

We may use information that we collect about you to […] Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others;

3. Now, it seems that this program might promote third-party companies or their websites. These statements explain that:

MS Products may provide access to search results or other links to Third Party Partner websites or resources. […] You agree to accept all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of such Content.[…] There may be places in the MS Services where you may click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Privacy Policy. For example, if you click on an advertisement, you may be taken to a website that we do not control.

These statements speak for themselves. Especially this line:

MS Products are exposed to various security issues, and should be regarded as unsecure.

Sounds very suspiciously. It is your choice whether you want to keep this program or not. If you are looking for instructions how to remove it, we have provided a manual MySocialShortcut Toolbar removal guide on page 2.

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How can I install this program on my computer?

MySocialShortcut Toolbar can be downloaded from the developer’s official website. However, it MIGHT be that some other programs might advise you to install it as a ‘recommended program’ during the installation process. Sadly, some computer users fail to monitor the installation setup properly, and later they get surprised when they see unknown programs on their computers. To get to know what programs are offered for you, you need to set Advanced or Custom installation mode whenever you install any software. These options provide the list of software recommendations. Security experts recommend to install only the programs that are well-known and safe, so if you are unsure whether the program is trustworthy or not, you should not install it. So deselect the agreements to install any suspicious programs, and finish the installation process.

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 MySocialShortcut 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 safely remove this program from the computer?

To remove this toolbar, follow the step-by-step removal guide below:

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

1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for MySocialShortcut Toolbar 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 (MySocialShortcut 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 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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  1. Marika91 says:
    January 15th, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Just uninstalled this from Chrome! the instructions were easy to follow. finally this toolbar is out of my sight.

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