What is Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar?
Our security experts have recently found the whole family of customized toolbars that offer various services, for example deliver route maps, provide the latest news, listen to the music online, etc. These toolbars are actively spreading on the Internet via various freewares. Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar is a member of this family of toolbars. The service that it offers may seem reliable and legitimate, i.e. to deliver various crossword & sudoku widgets, inform about new puzzles available, and so on. Unfortunately, but that’s not all that this toolbar can perform.
Similarly to BetterBabyGuide Toolbar, DailyHomeGuide Toolbar and other toolbars, it is set to promote Ask Search. Actually, once you install this suspicious add-on, ask.com may appear as your default home page and search provider. If you have already experienced such changes, you should consider its removal because Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar has been labeled as a potentially unwanted program. These web browser’s changes are only a peak of an iceberg if compared what other operations it may also implement on your computer. Right after changing your web browser’s settings, it may install tracking cookies and start collecting non-personal information about you in order to transmit it to various third party advertisers. In addition to that, this suspicious browser add-on may deliver you sponsored search results with the links to affiliate websites. Such activity should not be tolerated because Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar may also try to redirect you to doubtful web pages. Probably that’s why the developer warns:
You hereby acknowledge and agree that by using an MS Product you may be exposed to Content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable in your community […]
MS Products are exposed to various security issues, and should be regarded as unsecure. By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and accept that the MS Products and any information you download or offer to share by means of an MS Product, may be exposed to unauthorized access, interception, corruption, damage or misuse, and should be regarded as insecure. You accept all responsibility for such security risks and any damage resulting therefrom.
Therefore, you should not only avoid performing search sessions with this search site, but better remove it from the system for good.
How can Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar install on my computer?
Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar may get inside your computer after installing it manually form official websites or after installing it unintentionally along with other free program. Despite its infiltration method, we recommend removing it anyway. That will help you to avoid receiving alter search results, redirect you to unknown websites, getting annoying ads, experiencing slowdowns, tracking software and similar issues. Thus, make sure that such and similar programs don’t have place on your computer.
In order to keep your computer safe from such unwanted programs we always recommend installing a reputable anti-spyware and keeping it up-to-date. However, you should always keep in mind several useful tips that should help prevent bundled installers as well. First of all, avoid downloading freewares from suspicious download websites. Secondly, make sure that you select Advanced or Custom installation option. Finally, be very careful and read every notification that is given to you during installation and opt out of check boxes claiming that you accept to install ‘optional download’. If you skip them, you may easily end up with a potentially unwanted program on your computer and experience numerous inconveniences.
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 Puzzle Games Daily 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 Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar virus?
Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar can be removed either manually or automatically. You may find it on Add/Remove programs list; however, after removing it, don’t forget to change settings on each of your web browser. For this purpose, you can use this guide:
- Uninstall programs that are related to Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for Puzzle Games Daily 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 (Puzzle Games Daily 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.