Running Fanatic Toolbar Removal Guide
Running Fanatic Toolbar is a free browser extension that may not be as useful as its description suggests. The application is advertised at runningfanatic.com. Here it is presented as a tool that will provide you with quick access to popular sites for marathons, races and other competitions. It will also help you discover running advice, diets, training guides and so on.
In short, the program is supposed to provide you with access to information that you may need if you are interested in running. The software comes with a web search, home page and default search engine that are added during the installation process. If you want to get rid of Running Fanatic Toolbar and the modifications that it has made, continue reading this article.
How does Running Fanatic Toolbar work?
Running Fanatic Toolbar belongs to a Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. This company has created plenty of toolbars like MapsGalaxy, AplusGamer, InternetSpeedChecker, DiscoverAncestry, TotalComicBooks and so on. All of these applications provide different kinds of services, however, they still work in a similar way. Running Fanatic Toolbar contains such quick access buttons as Find Race, Popular Marathons, Other Races, Training and Gear. It also contains a search box that is powered by Ask.com. Although it may seem like the primary purpose of the software is to provide you with relevant information, it will also redirect you to third party sites that will not be useful to you in any way.
Another reason why computer users may want to terminate Running Fanatic Toolbar is because once it enters your system, it changes your browser settings. You are offered to replace your home page, new tab and default search engine during the installation process and if you fail to un-tick the boxes with these offers, you allow the modifications to take place. If you do not want to make use of Ask.com, you can always eliminate it by restoring your browser settings.
How to remove Running Fanatic Toolbar?
The additional search tools and unwanted redirects may not be the only reason to remove Running Fanatic Toolbar from your system. The application is also known to come bundled with malicious software. That is why we recommend you use a malware removal tool in order to clean your PC and make sure it does not contain any unwanted programs. If, however, you want to delete Running Fanatic Toolbar manually, you can follow the instructions presented below the article. First, you should uninstall the toolbar from your system, then remove it from Extensions in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome (in Internet Explorer the add-on is removed automatically). If you also want to get rid of Ask.com, you will have to reset your browsers.
Running Fanatic Toolbar Removal
Step 1: Uninstall Running Fanatic Toolbar from Windows
Windows 8/7 and Vista
- Press Win+S/Open Start menu
- Type in Control Panel and tap Enter
- Select Uninstall a program
- Choose Running Fanatic
- Click Uninstall
- Click on Start and go to Control Panel
- Choose Add or remove programs
- Select Running Fanatic
- Click Remove
Step 2: Eliminate Running Fanatic Toolbar from Extensions
- Open Firefox menu
- Select Add-ons
- Go to Extensions section
- Delete Running Fanatic
- Click on the menu
- Select More tools
- Click on Extensions
- Pick Running Fanatic
- Click on the trash icon
- Select Remove
Step 3: Restore your browser settings (optional)
- Press Alt+H and open Firefox Help
- Click on Refresh Firefox
- Confirm your decision
- Click Finish
- Open Google Chrome menu
- Click on Setttings
- Click Show advanced settings
- Select Reset settigns
- Click Reset
- Click on the Gear icon
- Choose Internet Options
- Go to the Advanced tab
- Click on Reset
- Tick Delete personal settigns
- Click Reset and then Close