Do you know what DailyProductivityTools Toolbar is?
DailyProductivityTools Toolbar could show up in your browsers and you might be surprised and not recall when you installed it. This new browser extension can be found spreading on the web through questionable channels. In fact, our researchers say that this application is but yet another creation coming from the good old Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc team, who are also responsible for NoteHomepage Toolbar, AllInOneDocs Toolbar, and OnlineRouteFinder Toolbar among dozens of other questionable toolbars. Our researchers tested this extension in our internal lab and concluded that this is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This does not mean direct and major threat to your files and your system, but you should know that you might still be introduced to unreliable third-party content, not to mention the malware infections that may come alongside this PUP. We suggest that you remove DailyProductivityTools Toolbar from your computer if you prefer safety.
Since this browser extension wants to pose as a reliable and useful application, it is promoted officially both by its own webpage at DailyProductivityTools.com and the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dailyproductivitytools/difcnlhbpohkmlhkpkimihocbagbijii. We must add right away that just because an application has its own site and can be found in this store, these facts do not mean that it is a reliable one. Schemers can also set up fake websites to promote a malware infection that is disguised as a useful program. The web store also contains dozens of unreliable and potentially harmful extensions until these are reported back and finally get blocked by Google. This is why we suggest that every time you want to download a new free application, you should run a web search to see what others tell you about it. In addition to this we also recommend that you always use official and reputable sites to download software as well as updates.DailyProductivityTools Toolbar screenshot
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However, our research and user reports show that this PUP may also be distributed in malicious freeware bundles. This means that the bundle it is packed in could also pack a couple of malicious software installers. This is actually how most of the unsuspecting and careless users infect their machine. Such a package could contain, for example, browser hijackers, bad toolbars, other PUPs, ad-supported programs, Trojans, fake alerts, and more. These infections can spy on you, share this information with third parties, expose you to unsafe third-party content through advertising and redirections to malicious sites, and so on. Allowing such a bunch can seriously weaken the health of your operating system. Therefore, we advise you to use a trustworthy online malware scanner to be able to identify all of the questionable and downright malicious programs on your system. You can definitely start the cleansing by removing DailyProductivityTools Toolbar if you want our opinion.
This low quality browser extension may affect all the major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. It offers you a toolbar with the usual search tool as well as bill paying tools, a calendar, a unit converter, e-mail access, and more. But with even such features we do not believe that it is worth the risk to want to use this tool or keep it in your browsers. Unfortunately, the search engine (search.myway.com) used and promoted by this PUP is an unreliable one as it can modify the search results. This PUP may also collect information about your online activities and use this to send customized content to your screen through its search results. Although, you may find yourself on a Google search results page, you should know that this page may contain ads and links that may lead to websites run by cyber criminals and thus may be harmful to you to land on them. You could also drop infections by clicking on unreliable content. However, when you are taken to, for instance, a fake online shop, you might be tricked into sharing your personal and banking details, which can be used to steal your money and to commit further online frauds. If you do not wish to experience any of these personally, we suggest that you do not hesitate to remove DailyProductivityTools Toolbar from your computer.
In order to eliminate this PUP, you need to first run its uninstaller, which you can find in the list of installed programs in Control Panel. You should know though that this uninstaller only works for Internet Explorer and you need to reset the other browsers manually. We have included a step-by-step guide for you below if you want to “take out” this PUP yourself. Do not forget that it is quite likely that there are more serious threats hiding on your PC. Therefore, we recommend that you hunt them all down by using a reliable malware remover like SpyHunter.
Remove DailyProductivityTools Toolbar from Windows
- Access the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Pick Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the uninstaller and click Remove.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Press the Windows button on the Taskbar and choose Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Click on the uninstaller and click Uninstall.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Tap Win+R and type in Control Panel. Click OK.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Click on the uninstaller and click Uninstall.
Reset your browsers
- Tap Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
- Press Refresh Firefox and in the pop-up, press Refresh Firefox again.
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
- Click Reset at the bottom.
- In the pop-up, click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
DailyProductivityTools Toolbar is yet another questionable newcomer in the so-called Mindspark bad toolbar family. This seemingly harmless browser extension may pose a threat to your system security according to our researchers. You might be exposed to questionable search results containing unreliable third-part ads and links as well. Engaging with such content could result in more infections on board and you could also lose money in an online scam if you are not alert enough. This potentially unwanted application can enter your system along with malware infections, which can mean multiple challenges for your system security. All in all, we recommend that you remove DailyProductivityTools Toolbar from your PC if you want to take the first step towards a safe system. If you prefer automated methods, you can use a reliable anti-malware program to defend your precious computer.