What is TotalComicBooks?
TotalComicBooks has recently been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it has been found spreading around the Internet along with the most popular free software. This app claims being able to allow access to the recent comics and allows reading them for free. Is such a service useful or not should be decided by people. However, we, as security experts, highly recommend you to avoid installing it both from its official website and as ‘additional component’ along with freewares. That’s because it is closely related to Ask search engine. If you have already noticed that your default homepage has been replaced by home.tb.ask.com, whereas default search engine has been replaced by search.th.ask.com, you should either check and fix your computer manually or scan it with a reputable anti-spyware because such modifications are a clear sign that your web browser has been affected by TotalComicBooks. Beware that this app is sponsored by third parties for the ability to promote affiliate websites and increase their page ranking. Thus, you should not rely on search results that it delivers because they may be altered, i.e. filled with sponsored links and cause TotalComicBooks redirects not only to unknown websites but also to unsafe ones. All apps, that are somehow affected by third parties, may be included in some suspicious activities and try to trick you in various ways. For example, TotalComicBooks may try to promote websites filled with suspicious content and make you inattentive install other PUPs. By the way, TotalComicBooks redirect may try to track your online activities and constantly investigate your web browsing habits. DO NOT allow this dubious program to cause you computer-related issues.
How can TotalComicBooks affect my computer?
TotalComicBooks is a misleading application that is promoted on its official website as a tool that allows reading the recent comics books online for free. However, people have reported about additional operations that this misleading app may cause, such as system slowdowns, suspicious redirects, search results filled with sponsored ads and so on. That’s why it is not recommended installing TotalComicBooks Toolbar on your computer. Unfortunately, it may try to take over your search sessions on each of your web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer) without asking your permission directly and tricking you into installing it inadvertently. It is capable of doing so with the help of other freewares and sharewares because it is commonly distributed using ‘bundling’. To avoid its infiltration, you have either to stay away from free software or make sure that you install it as carefully as possible. If you really need one or another application, make sure that you select Advanced or Custom installation option. This way you will be able to monitor the entire process and check if your selected freeware is filled with additional components. If so, you have to opt out of them all in order to stay safe.
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 TotalComicBooks 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 TotalComicBooks Toolbar?
If TotalComicBooks plug-in has landed on each of your web browser and now causes various unwanted issues, you should not wait any longer and get rid of it right now. The guidelines, that are given down below, will show you how to remove TotalComicBooks either manually or automatically.
- Uninstall programs that are related to TotalComicBooks from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for TotalComicBooks 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 (TotalComicBooks, 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.