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RecipeHub Toolbar. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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What is RecipeHub Toolbar?

RecipeHub Toolbar belongs to the same family as RadioRage Toolbar, Puzzle Games Daily Toolbar, PackageTracer Toolbar, and many others. All of them are developed by a notorious company that is aimed at the development of browser toolbars that offer various services or allows accessing certain domains that people are interested in, for example, lyrics, comics, certain games, news and so on.

Unfortunately, all of these toolbars are powered by Ask Search [1] and closely related to various third parties. RecipeHub Toolbar is said to be able to provide access to various websites featuring recipes, plan menus, check weather forecasts, listen to the radio, and many other seemingly useful things. However, before rushing to install it, you should ask yourself if you don’t mind using ask.com instead of Google, Bing or any other search engine. That’s because RecipeHub Toolbar is inherent from ask.com search engine. Once inside it takes over all the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer by replacing a default start page, search provider, and a new tab window with ask.com.

Unfortunately, such browser modifications may be implemented behind your back because RecipeHub Toolbar can get into the system via freewares [2] as an attachment. Even though ask.com is deemed as a legitimate search engine, it may deliver altered search results filled with sponsored links and may continuously be rerouted to unknown domains [3] , such as third-party online shopping websites. Here we would like to quote what is said on the Privacy Policy of this application:

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.

Thus, you should better be cautious because RecipeHub Toolbar may not only be annoying but may also pose harm to your computer’s security as you may be rerouted to doubtful websites. By the way, do not forget that such and similar browser plug-ins tend to use cookies [4] and collect user’s IP address, search queries, websites visited, data entered, time spent on them, clicks and similar information. If you are not willing to share such data with questionable third parties, then you should take needed actions and perform removal of this toolbar. This can be done both manually and automatically. If you need an explicit guide how to remove RecipeHub Toolbar, open Page2 and follow the instructions given there.

How can RecipeHub Toolbar infiltrate my computer?

RecipeHub Toolbar may be installed on its official website manually. However, it may be promoted as an additional component via various freewares. Such distribution method is called ‘bundling.’ [5] The problem is that this method frequently makes people install unwanted programs inadvertently. That’s why people often report about various potentially unwanted programs and claim that their computers have been infected with a virus. Bundled installers are very tricky because they require some extra time and attentiveness to be spotted and deselected. Fortunately, it’s possible to avoid installation of such and similar potentially unwanted programs. For that, you only need to dedicate some extra time when installing freewares and sharewares as they tend to be filled with extra attachments and install them as carefully as possible. It’s very important to select Advanced or Custom installation option because quick installation may not disclose additional components at all. Read every notification carefully and make sure that none of the web browser’s add-on, plug-in, toolbars, or extension has been left set by default.

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 RecipeHub 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 RecipeHub Toolbar?

If your web browser has already been affected by RecipeHub Toolbar, then you should follow the guide that is given below and eliminate this unwanted program right now:

  • Uninstall programs that are related to RecipeHub Toolbar from your computer:

1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for RecipeHub 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 (RecipeHub 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.

Finally, we recommend scanning the computer with a reputable anti-spyware. This will let you make sure that your computer is free of this program.

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