Do you know what BestToolbars is?
It may seem that BestToolbars is an individual browser extension, but in reality it is a name of a developer that creates various browser plug-ins and add-ons. Depending on which browser you use as your default one, the browser extensions created by BestToolbars can be installed on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer web browsers. It is obvious that browser extensions are not malicious infections, but most of the time computer security specialists consider it potentially unwanted programs that may pose certain security risks. Therefore, if it is important that your remove any BestToolbars application from your browser and your computer for security’s sake.
As far as individual programs are concerned, BestToolbars is known to have released Speed Test and Free Games applications. Both of them are potentially unwanted programs and Free Games is even labeled as adware application which means that it may spam you with annoying and even potentially dangerous commercial advertisements. Generally, there is nothing malicious about the commercial advertisements themselves, but all the BestToolbars programs are created with one purpose in mind – money. Therefore, the applications can be utilized to display personal search results, redirect you to affiliated pages and display pop-up ads with unreliable third party content.
Despite the fact that BestToolbars is said to have worked with a number of known companies, such as Skype, Amazon, TNT, DHL and others, the fact that computer users often complain about its applications should be the first sign that something is not entirely right.
One of the reasons why we cannot consider BestToolbars applications computer malware is that the programs do not enter your system surreptitiously. Just like with the most of the potentially unwanted programs, users install BestToolbars applications on their computers willingly. It is possible to download and install the applications from their official websites, although the more common way for freeware distribution is bundled downloads. It means that you may end up having BestToolbars app installed on your computer even if you had no intention to. That happens very often when users download and install freeware from third party websites. Do not forget, that shareware and freeware uploaded on third party file hosting web pages usually come with additional programs.
This requires being attentive during freeware installation, because usually users can choose whether they want additional software installed or not. Consequently, if you installed BestToolbars application on your PC manually, it means you can remove it on your as well. However, after manual removal you should scan your system with a licensed antimalware tool to make sure that you have not missed any potentially unwanted or dangerous files.
Remove BestToolbars application
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your desktop.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and remove unwanted program.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and uninstall unwanted application.
- Click Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted program.
In non-techie terms:
BestToolbars is a freeware developer that has released such applications as Free Games and Speed Test. The BestToolbars programs are thought to be potentially unwanted applications due to their affiliation to unreliable third parties. Thus, it would be for the best to remove BestToolbars program from your PC right now.
Aliases: Best Toolbars.