What is UnzipApp Toolbar?
UnzipApp Toolbar seems like a really handy tool. According to the information provided on its official website, UnzipApp is a free application that provides users with “quick access to file compression features, convenient web search on browser, zipping and unzipping major file formats like ZIP, GZIP, TAR, 7z, WIM, RAR, ISO and reducing the file size. And it’s all for free! Unfortunately, we will have to disappoint you. As most of the toolbars produced by the same developer, it offers more than it can actually deliver. This application is actually designed to lure people into downloading it in order to display third-party advertisements and collect information about user’s browsing habits. Therefore, the reason you have this toolbar on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozzila Firefox browser is that you have installed it yourself. If you do not recall doing it, it must have been installed in a bundle with other programs. In any case, it is not an application that you should keep on your computer any longer. Its benefits are questionable and outweighed by its drawbacks.
We have already discussed many toolbars from developers family like File Send Suite Toolbar, GoUnzip Toolbar, GardeningEnthusiast Toolbar or Dezipper. UnzipApp Toolbar is no exception. It is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Once it is installed on your computer, it will change your browser configurations. This will result in the change of your homepage and default search engine. It will now be http://home.tb.ask.com/index.jhtml. Ask.com is a legitimate search engine. However, we would advise you to reconsider keeping this homepage and UnzipApp Toolbar on your computer any longer for at least two reasons.
First of all, search hits provided by this engine might feature sponsored ads. While these ads are not harmful in themselves, they can redirect you to websites of questionable content. By visiting these websites, you might end up downloading more PUPs and thus jeopardizing your system’s stability and security of data. This is an important thing to know: your browsing activities will be recorded and might be shared with third parties. While the information gathered is not personally identifiable, we doubt that you would like to share details likes your browsing history, search queries, IP addresses and PC location. Therefore, we would recommend you to remove this program as soon as possible using some trustworthy anti-spyware.
How can UnzipApp Toolbar affect my computer?
UnzipApp Toolbar can be distributed in two ways. If you have not installed it yourself, it is likely that you have recently installed some free software which was bundled with a collection of PUPs including UnzipApp Toolbar. In order to avoid stealth installation of third party programs, always check Advanced and Custom options, because this is where PUPs are usually hidden. You should also avoid third-party installers.
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 UnzipApp 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 UnzipApp Toolbar?
While it is easy to remove this application manually, we would highly recommend you to use some reputable anti-spyware tool . This will ensure the maximum protection of your computer. However, we have compiled a short manual removal guide you can try here:
- Uninstall programs that are related to UnzipApp Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for UnzipApp 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 (UnzipApp 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.