GameTrekkers Toolbar Removal Tips
GameTrekkers Toolbar is a browser plugin that belongs to Mindspark Interactive Network. It is supposed to allow you to play various online games. The toolbar appears as a bar right below the URL field and contains quick access buttons to online gaming sites, social networking sites and so on. It also has a search box powered by Ask.com.
If you install the toolbar from its official site you will be offered to set Ask.com as your home page, new tab and default search engine. You can decline this offer if you want to. Although GameTrekkers Toolbar may have some useful features, it is usually classified as a potentially unwanted application. The program fills your browsers with unnecessary ads and links. If you want to get rid of them, you will have to delete GameTrekkers Toolbar.
How does GameTrekkers Toolbar work?
GameTrekkers Toolbar is similar to other programs of this type such as MyScrapNook, Minddable, DailyImage, TotalComicBooks and more. It is compatible with all major browsers. Although the toolbar has an official webpage, it can also be distributed bundled with other freeware. If you download programs from third party software hosting sites like cnet.com, soft32.com, softpedia.com, etc., you should keep in mind that they often come with additional offers that are usually potentially unwanted applications. To avoid these applications, choose Advanced installation mode and deselect them.
The same goes for installing GameTrekkers Toolbar from its official site. If you un-check the boxes with Ask.com, you install the software without modifying your browser settings. If you do not un-check these boxes, Ask Search is set as your default search engine and home.tb.ask.com as your home page. The home page contains a search box and various links to popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Instagram and so on. In order to restore these modifications, you will have to terminate GameTrekkers Toolbar.
How to remove GameTrekkers Toolbar?
As it is a potentially unwanted application, you should not hesitate to remove GameTrekkers Toolbar. Thankfully, it is not that difficult to do. If you choose to eliminate GameTrekkers Toolbar manually, you will have to uninstall it via Control Panel. If your settings have been modified you will also have reset your browsers. Full manual removal instructions are presented below. If, however, you would prefer to terminate the toolbar automatically, you will have to download a malware removal and prevention utility. The software will delete GameTrekkers Toolbar and other unwanted programs. It will also protect your PC from other online threats.
GameTrekkers Toolbar Removal
Uninstall GameTrekkers Toolbar from Windows
- Win+R → input Control → OK → Uninstall a program → GameTrekkers Toolbar → Uninstall
Windows 7 and Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → GameTrekkers Toolbar → Uninstall
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs → GameTrekkers Toolbar → Remove
Reset your browsers (if necessary)
Reset Internet Explorer
- Gear icon → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Firefox menu → Question mark → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Google Chrome menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset settings → Reset.