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Remove PasswordLogic Toolbar (Free Guide)

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PasswordLogic is a toolbar developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. It supports all the most popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) and is supposed to help people “Create randomized passwords.” However, that’s how its developers picture it. Our malware analysts have tested this app as well. The results that they have provided let us illustrate PasswordLogic virus from a different angle.

PasswordLogic is classified as a PUP. What does that mean?

PasswordLogic toolbar is deemed as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) as it can land on web browsers without being noticed and initiate unauthorized browser’s modifications. Yes, it does have the official website where the download button is active. However, Mindspark also distributes its products via software packages. It means that you can download it along with a download manager, video streaming software, PDF creator or another popular program as an attachment. ‘Bundling’ is considered as an unfair distribution tactic, so third-party apps that are spread practicing this method are classified as PUPs.

PasswordLogic by Mindspark hijack

Is it possible to prevent bundled installers?

PasswordLogic hijack is not the issue you would like to experience? Luckily, you can prevent that. Having in mind that this toolbar and other potentially unwanted programs can be hidden under freewares/sharewares, you should install them with extreme carefulness. If you think that you install free programs carefully enough, then check whether you always perform the following steps:

  • Select only trusted download sources;
  • Before installing a freeware, read its EULA and Privacy Policy;
  • Read users comments, reports, and related forums;
  • Upon making the research, you should choose either Advanced or Custom installation mode;
  • Read all the terms given on the installation wizard;
  • Untick all check marks saying that you agree to install ‘optional downloads.’

If you usually skip some of the steps mentioned above, then each time you are installing a freeware pose a risk to end up with another potentially unwanted program on the system. If you have been tricked into installing PasswordLogic toolbar hijacker, run Reimage and fix the browser right away.

Why does security vendors recommend an ASAP PasswordLogic removal?

Questions about PasswordLogic Toolbar

PasswordLogic toolbar is classified as a browser hijacker. It means that it can replace your web browser’s default start page, search provider, and a new tab window without requiring user’s authorization. PasswordLogic collaborates with Ask search, so as soon as it infiltrates the target system, it sets or as a default search provider and homepage. Such browser’s modifications are used for the improvement of affiliate marketing. Ask search powered by PasswordLogic Toolbar redirect virus is set to display altered search results full of sponsored links and advertisements. The problem is that clicking on any content brought by this toolbar pose a risk of landing on compromised websites. Consequently, you may be tricked into installing another potentially unwanted program to the system.

Unfortunately, but PasswordLogic redirects are not the only downside of this toolbar. It can also be used for tracking users, which is not a good deal at all. PasswordLogic hijack can cause you loss of PC’s IP address, PC’s location, email address, search queries, pages viewed, clicks, and similar personally non-identifiable information. In spite its not personal, third parties can use it against you, so don’t let this happen.

Last, but not least, PasswordLogic redirect virus can also diminish web browser’s performance, cause more frequent crashes, and freezes, so, in general, web browsing may become unbearable.

How can I remove this toolbar?

Need a PasswordLogic removal guide? Our security vendors have prepared manual and automatic removal guidelines that you can find at the end of this article. If it is difficult for you to decide which removal option to choose, we can help you.

Manual removal does work. However, PasswordLogic toolbar virus and its kindreds can have lots of supporting files. Besides, the chances that it has been installed on the system along with other PUPs are high. Thus, to remove PasswordLogic Toolbar hijacker and all other potentially unwanted programs, you are strongly advised to use a powerful anti-malware.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove PasswordLogic Toolbar, follow these steps:

Get rid of PasswordLogic Toolbar from Windows systems

  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 PasswordLogic Toolbar and related programs
    Here, look for PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic 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 '' 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.

Delete PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic Toolbar removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase PasswordLogic Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

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, PasswordLogic Toolbar should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic 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 PasswordLogic Toolbar removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Aaron Lane says:
    November 17th, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Sooo tricky!! the developer is a real cyber fraud that steals information and forces people to use Ask. make sure you remove PasswordLogic toolbar virus ASAP!

  2. Damnien189 says:
    November 17th, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Mindspark is not a trustworthy developer, so none of its apps should be trusted. Ive installed PasswordLogic Toolbar browser redirect virus along with a freebie. I simply did not notice it. Otherwise, I wouldnt have agreed to install it.

  3. infected99 says:
    November 17th, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I though that I will never manage to remove PasswordLogic Toolbar. It installed Ask search and then caused browses redirects to unknown websites. Dont get fooled by all those bla bla bla by this developer!

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