What is MyWebFace toolbar?
MyWebFace toolbar is a type of program that can easily come inside the system in a bundle with some other software. While it hasn’t been found that this program is related to malware, trojans or other viruses, sometimes it may initiate unwanted activities on your computer. Beware that it may act as a potentially unwanted program and modify your web browser’s (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) parameters without asking for a permission properly. As a result, you may find out that you can’t browse normally because each of your search sessions ends on unknown websites. As stated in the EULA of this tool:
The MS Products may integrate, be integrated into, bundled, or be provided in connection with third-party services, feeds, and/or content. […] MS Products may provide access to search results or other links to Third Party Partner websites or resources. MS has no control over such sites and resources, in which you acknowledge and agree that MS is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse nor responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.
Therefore, to display sponsored search results to the users, MyWebFace toolbar may alter your default start page and search engine. According to people who have already been affected by it, it promotes such search sites as mywebsearch.com, mystartsearch.com, and similar. No matter how trustworthy these websites look, beware that they may show you altered search results and may also interrupt you with various pop-up ads. Finally, you may not even know that My Web Face application may start tracking you on the Internet and may collect non-personal information. Typically, it is interested in search terms, mostly visited websites, data entered when visiting them, etc. After collecting needed amount of data, this toolbar may show you altered search results and tricky alters that may trick you into clicking them and then may make you visit suspicious websites that have nothing in common with your search query.
To sum up, MyWebFace Toolbar is one of those programs that may show up on your PC system out of nowhere because they are actively spread with the help of bundling. If you have also surprisingly found this program on your computer, we recommend removing MyWebFace Toolbar from it. For that you can use the guide that is given at the end of this post.
How CAN MyWebFace Toolbar settle down on my web browser?
As we have already said, MyWebFace extension can be downloaded manually or it can be installed in a bundle with freeware and shareware. So, beware that it can also come inside your PC’s system in one pack with other programs. Mostly, these programs are free applications that can be checked for optional components only if you select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. If this program enters the system, it can easily alter it and then may take control over all of your web browsers. Additionally, this program may start interrupting each of your search sessions and may try to redirect you to unknown websites that belong to affiliate parties. Be aware that MyWebFace Toolbar may be used for doubtful activities, like data collection, display of commercial advertisements, and so on.
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 MyWebFace 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 CAN I REMOVE My Web Face Toolbar?
If you seek to restore web browser’s parameters, you should remove MyWebFace Toolbar from your computer first. However, keep in mind that it has been actively spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware that can re-download this program right after its installation. If you don’t know how to fix your machine, the guide provided below should help you:
- Uninstall programs that are related to MyWebFace Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for MyWebFace 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 (MyWebFace 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.
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