QuotationCafe is a toolbar that is supposed to provide users with a reliable search provider, innovative homepage, and a new tab window. Besides, it should provide users with a quick access to hundreds of quotes. However, the provision of search service and access to quotes are not the only activities that this toolbar implements. According to security vendors, QuotationCafe Toolbar is nothing else but just another potentially unwanted program that has been created in order to promote Ask or MyWebSearch search engines. As it is known, Ask and MyWebSearch are both third-party search providers that have lots of sponsors. Therefore, they may provide with altered search results and make you visit unreliable third-party domains. That’s why we highly recommend people to think twice before installing and using QuotationCafe Toolbar.
What tasks does QuotationCafe Toolbar perform?
Once QuotationCafe Toolbar is installed, it affects all Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and others. Earlier, it used to replace a default start page and search provider with mywebsearch.com. At the moment of writing, it tends to set search.tb.ask.com and home.tb.ask.com by default. After that, it may start initiating a serious havoc during people’s browsing. In other words, it may present users with altered search results filled with links to sponsored websites, which is why people may land on doubtful websites without even realizing that. Recently, the developer of this toolbar accused us of presenting it in a wrong manner. However, we can assure that we haven’t said anything that is not true. Look what the developer itself claims about the content that QuotationCafe Toolbar may deliver to the user:
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.
Some security vendors claim that QuotationCafe Toolbar can display links to the websites that promote other potentially unwanted programs, so be careful. That’s why we recommend you to reconsider if you really need this tool. If you have changed your mind and now consider removing the toolbar, you should go to the next page and find QuotationCafe Toolbar removal guide there.
How can I get QuotationCafe on my computer?
QuotationCafe used to have the official website and could be downloaded right there. However, at the moment of writing, the official website informs users about the retirement of this toolbar. Unfortunately, but that’s just a bogus claim because it keeps spreading in one pack with other programs, free ones in most of the cases. Therefore, if you want to avoid this application, you should install various players, converters, and similar applications carefully. That’s because they are commonly filled with additional applications, which can be opted out when checking “Advanced” or “Custom” installation option.
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 QuotationCafe 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 QuotationCafe virus?
QuotationCafe can be removed manually or with the help of a trustworthy application. As security experts, we recommend selecting the second removal option. That’s because manual removal may not be that easy. First of all, you will have to terminate tbQuota.dll process, remove it via Control Panel, find all components that are related to it (can be found among Registries), and then reset web browser’s settings. By the way, such and similar potentially unwanted programs are seldom spread one by one. In other words, freewares are usually filled with two, three or five additional components. Therefore, in order to fix your computer completely, you will have to remove each of them. Therefore, we highly recommend you to remove Quotation Cafe Toolbar with the help of a reliable anti-malware. In case you prefer manual removal, you should follow these steps:
- Uninstall programs that are related to QuotationCafe from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for QuotationCafe 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 (QuotationCafe, 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.