VerifiedVPN Toolbar Removal Instructions
VerifiedVPN Toolbar is a suspicious and potentially unwanted application (PUA) created by Mindspark Interactive Network. This toolbar is very similar to such applications like ReferenceBooks Toolbar, DailyLocalGuide Toolbar, RetroGamer Toolbar, etc. developed by the same company. You can download this toolbar from its official website verifiedvpn.com, however it can travel bundled with freeware too.
Also, the users should be warned that Mindspark company always works with Ask.com and thus your home page and default search engine will be changed, if you fail to pay enough attention to the installation process. The users who wish to delete VerifiedVPN Toolbar from their computers should read the following article.
What does VerifiedVPN Toolbar do?
VerifiedVPN Toolbar is promoted as a tool which ensure your privacy while you browse, safeguard you from identity theft, and protect your system when you are using public WI-Fi. If you downloaded this application, the bar will be added to your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. At the same time Ask.com will become your main website, unless you decline this alteration during VerifiedVPN Toolbar installation. Even if you were aware that your browsers’ settings will be changed and agreed with it, we do not recommend to use the provided search tool. It is known that Ask.com presents users with sponsored search results. This increases the possibility that you will be directed to suspicious website after clicking one of the provided links. If that happens, you may encounter the malicious third parties which could lead to malware infection. Protect your PC and remove VerifiedVPN Toolbar or at least pay more attention to the installation procedure and decline the proposed changes.
Unfortunately, as we already noted, it is also possible that one day you simply found VerifiedVPN Toolbar in your PC without any recollection of downloading it which means that the toolbar entered your PC bundled with free of charge software. If that is the case, we recommend to eliminate VerifiedVPN Toolbar and to scan your computer for other undesirable programs that may have entered your system alongside this toolbar. In the future, you should be more attentive when you download freeware from unofficial pages. Know that many websites use additional programs to monetize free downloads which means that you can accidentally install some really harmful software. Be more attentive from now on and get rid of VerifiedVPN Toolbar.
How to remove VerifiedVPN Toolbar?
You can uninstall VerifiedVPN Toolbar via Control Panel. Afterwards, do no forget to change your browsers’ settings. The VerifiedVPN Toolbar removal procedure is not difficult, however we still recommend to scan your PC with a reputable anti-spyware to make sure that no other undesirable or even malicious application still hides in your system.
Delete VerifiedVPN Toolbar
Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Find the Windows logo on the Taskbar and tap it in order to access the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the undesirable program you wish to get rid of and press Uninstall.
- Eliminate VerifiedVPN Toolbar from your computer.
- Click the Start button which you will find on the Taskbar.
- In the presented menu, choose Control Panel and tap Add or Remove Programs.
- Select Change or Remove Programs (on the left) and choose the suspicious application.
- Remove VerifiedVPN Toolbar.
- Right-click the Metro UI screen so that you could open a pane.
- Click All apps to open menu and select Control Panel.
- Navigate to Uninstall a program and right-click the unwanted software.
- Press Uninstall to terminate VerifiedVPN Toolbar.
Change your browsers’ settings
- At the same time click Alt+X and navigate to Manage add-ons.
- Open Toolbars and Extensions and remove all the suspicious applications. Go to Search Providers.
- Delete the undesirable search engine and set another one as your default. Save changes and close window.
- Press Alt+X one more time and move to Internet Options.
- In the General tab, overwrite the home page and tap OK.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously to open the Add-ons Manager.
- If you are on the Extensions menu, click Remove next to the suspicious extensions. Leave the tab.
- Tap Alt+T and choose Options. Change/remove the home page under the General tab.
- Click OK and close the menu. Tap the search icon and select Manage Search engines.
- Replace the unwanted search engine with the one you trust and click OK.
- Click Alt+F and scroll over Tools. Open Extensions and remove all suspicious entries via the trash can.
- Tap Settings and select Open a page or a set of pages. Select Set pages and overwrite your home page. Click OK.
- Under Search, click Manage search engines and replace the current search engine with a new one.
- Click Done and restart the browser.