SendFilesFree Toolbar. What is it?
SendFilesFree Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application, which is a totally worthless tool for your browser. Even though the official SendFilesFree web page states that this toolbar will help you to ”send large files easily via URLs and email”, ”keep track of tasks with a To-Do list”, ”upload or transfer various document, video and image files” and ”find secure online data storage services”, you shouldn’t trust such promises because we have found out that SendFilesFree Toolbar was developed by the well-known developer that presents various toolbars and claims that they will be beneficial and advantageous, but all of them are simply produced to promote third-party content. SendFilesFree Toolbar works completely the same way. Like any other potentially unwanted applications, it usually slithers into your PC without your knowledge and makes changes to your browser settings. SendFilesFree will install its toolbar and replace your default homepage with home.tb.ask.com. But that’s not the end yet; it will also implement various extensions to your Google Chrome browser and will start tracking your browsing habits.
Why does SendFilesFree Toolbar track my browsing activity?
SendFilesFree Toolbar will track such non-personal information like the list of your visited websites, search terms used, keep a record of your downloads, bookmarks, and even IP address. All of this information is required to find out what your interests are so that SendFilesFree could generate targeted advertisements for you. And every time you will use the with home.tb.ask.com search engine, you will receive modified search results. That means that some of the results will contain questionable redirect links that may lead you to suspicious or even harmful websites. Needless to say, the best solution would be to remove SendFilesFree Toolbar and its components in order to ensure your computer’s safety.
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 SendFilesFree 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 did SendFilesFree Toolbar infiltrate my computer?
Potentially unwanted programs (PUP) usually travel together with legitimate programs in a bundled software packs. Bundling is an artful way to trickily install optional downloads without user’s knowledge. It happens because the majority of people are not cautious enough when they install new programs. You have to be attentive and look through the installation process carefully. It is very simple to insure that unwanted applications won’t invade your computer without a notice – all you have to do is to choose safe installation settings. And by ”safe” we mean ”advanced” or ”custom” options. Pick either one or another, and the settings window will expand. Then you will be able to manually choose which apps you do want to install and which ones you don’t. Untick the unfamiliar content, and that’s it.
How to delete SendFilesFree Toolbar?
If you wish to get rid of SendFilesFree Toolbar toolbar, we are here to help you. To remove it, you need to delete all of its components. It may be a bit challenging for an inexperienced PC user, so we imply on installing an anti-spyware program that will detect and remove computer parasites for you. If you still would like to do it manually, we are here to help you out. We have provided instructions on how to uninstall SendFilesFree Toolbar – you will find them below this article.
- Uninstall programs that are related to SendFilesFree from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for SendFilesFree 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 (SendFilesFree, 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.