EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar is?

EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar might seem like the most useful toolbar for the users that like taking pictures and uploading them on their social media profiles daily. However, our researchers have tested this application in our internal lab and noticed that it has qualities of a browser hijacker. Also, there are other EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar aspects that worry us, so as you keep reading this article, we will explain our reasons against the use of this application. A toolbar seems like a simple program, but removing this particular one might seem rather difficult. Nonetheless, you have nothing to worry about as we are here to guide you through all the steps that must be taken to delete this application.

EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar is hosted on the IP address, which is in New York, United States. Apparently, this application belongs to the Mindspark Interactive Network, which is famous amongst our readers. Unfortunately, it is known as a company that creates lots of similar toolbars and extensions that are hard to get rid of. It is rather strange, given where it was created that this program is more popular in India or Algeria than in the United States.

EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar can be found on the official site at free.easyphotoedit.com/index.jhtml where you can also see a download button. Therefore, some users downloaded this toolbar from the website. Despite that, this application can be spread with malicious software too. To put it simply, it means that you have downloaded the toolbar yourself, probably with freeware programs that you found on an unreliable file-sharing website. We are not saying that you did it on purpose; probably you did not notice that there is an option to unmark additional programs. That is why you should be more attentive while installing software. Also, we strongly advise you to scan your system for other threats, especially if you think that this toolbar came bundled with other software and without you realizing it.EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar Removal GuideEasyPhotoEdit Toolbar screenshot
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This program can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, but the effect itself is different based on the browser. For instance, EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar adds its toolbar to the Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox; also, it changes homepages and search engine to Ask.com. As for the Google Chrome browser, it only switches the search engine, while the other features are left the same as they were. Ask.com is an unreliable search engine that has been promoted many times before through browser hijackers and other unwanted programs. Legitimate search engines, like google.com, do not advertise itself through such invasive ways.

Obviously, ask.com is a suspicious tool, and so we advise you to avoid it at all times. Keep it in mind that if you click on the ask.com provided links, you may be redirected to unreliable websites that might have harmful content. Meaning, your computer may be infected with viruses, Trojans, and other malware seeking to gather your sensitive information that could help extort money from you or simply to infect your system and make it unusable. There is a countless amount of threats that await you every day while surfing the Internet, which is why you need to protect your system as much as you can. For starters, you could delete such suspicious applications like EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar.

As we said before, removing this toolbar is not a piece of cake, but we will try to help you in any way we can. Therefore, our researchers have prepared detailed instructions that you can follow, but if it is still too difficult, you should consider installing a legitimate antimalware tool that will do all the job for you. Besides, it will help you fight other infections later on; you just have to update it regularly. If you have any questions regarding the EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar or the security tools we would be glad to answer, just leave us a comment below or find us on our social media.

Remove EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar via control panel

Windows 10 & Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R to launch the RUN dialog box.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Choose the unwanted application and click Uninstall.

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Pick Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the toolbar and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click on Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program and click Uninstall.

Erase EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Click on settings icon on the top-right corner.
  2. Select Manage add-ons and choose Toolbars and extensions.
  3. Pick the toolbar and remove it.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press CTRL+SHIFT+A.
  2. Choose Extensions.
  3. Find the application and select Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Press ALT+F.
  2. Click on More Tools and select Extensions.
  3. Choose the program and click Remove.

Delete the remaining junk files

  1. Locate the following path: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage.
  2. Find and erase these files:

Remove the remaining Windows Registry keys

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Delete easyphotoedit.dl.tb.ask.com key from following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\easyphotoedit.dl.tb.ask.com.
  4. Locate this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions.
  5. Remove listed keys:
  6. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes.
  7. Erase this particular key: {53675e6d-5005-492c-8f1e-8e8c353257eb}.
  8. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext.
  9. Right-click on Ext key and select Find.
  10. Type in following keys one by one and click Find Next:
  11. Right-click on these keys and click delete.
  12. Locate this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface.
  13. Delete listed keys from it:

In non-techie terms:

EasyPhotoEdit Toolbar is just another Mindspark application that pretends to be a useful tool. However, if you continue using it you might harm your computer in process. If you have no idea how you got it, take it as a signal that the webpages you visit are unsafe and your computer is too vulnerable to fight the infections. So you should get a reliable security tool or learn how to distinguish unreliable websites and programs from the legitimate ones.