What is Play-toolbar.org?
Play-toolbar.org is a browser hijacker that makes various adverts, sponsored links, coupons, pop-ups and other useless commercial content appear on your screen. You will see these advertisements no matter which pages you visit. Pop-ups brought to you by the hijacker will appear on social networking sites, search engines, online sh0pping pages, and so on. The ads may be based on your online browsing history. The annoying application may affect all popular browsers including IE, Mozilla and Chrome. It will not do you any good and we recommend that you get rid of Play-toolbar.org as soon as you can.
How does Play-toolbar.org work?
The main issue with Play-toolbar.org is the untrustworthy and offensive content that it provides you with. The ads are not useful in any way and deleting them should certainly be your priority as they may lead you to malware harboring webpages. However, there are other problems with the hijacker as well. It may slow down your browser loading speed, download and execute files without your permission, track your cookies and so on. Once you terminate Play-toolbar.org, you will be able to return to uninterrupted and, more importantly, safe Internet surfing.
Play-toolbar.org is usually distributed via bundled downloads of free software like video players, PDF converters, optimization tools and so on. In some cases the hijacker can also come bundled with other adware. If you download programs from sites like brothersoft.com, cnet.com, soft32.com and similar, you should always be attentive as they often come with potentially unwanted applications. In order to avoid these applications in the future, you should choose Advanced installation option and decline all suspicious offers. That way you will not have to waste time on getting rid of the useless programs afterwards.
How to remove Play-toolbar.org?
In order to eliminate Play-toolbar.org from your browsers, you will have to uninstall the program that it came bundled with. You may also have to reset your browser settings if the page still appears on your screen when you open your browser. Instructions on how to do that are presented below. Another way you can terminate Play-toolbar.org is by downloading and installing a malware removal tool. The software will scan your PC, detect the potentially unwanted application and other possible infections and automatically remove Play-toolbar.org along with them. This solution is also a better one, because the anti-malware will shield your system from other Internet-based parasites as long as you have it installed.
Guide on Play-toolbar.org Removal
Delete Play-toolbar.org and the related application:
Windows XP/7 & Vista
- Click on Start and open Control Panel
- Go to Add or remove programs/Uninstall a program
- Select the software and click Remove/Uninstall
- Right-click on the lower left corner
- Open Control Panel
- Go to Uninstall a program
- Select the program
- Click Uninstall
Uninstall Play-toolbar.org from browsers:
- Click on the Gear icon
- Go to Internet Options
- Click Reset on the Advanced tab
- Check the box and select Reset
- Click on the menu and open Settings
- Click Show advanced settings
- Select Reset settings
- Click Reset to confirm
- Open the menu and select the question mark
- Pick Troubleshooting information
- Click on Reset Firefox and confirm it.