Do you know what Freecause Toolbar is?
Freecause Toolbar is yet another browser plug-in from Conduit Ltd, the development platform that is famous for all the wrong reasons. It is available for download at freecause.ourtoolbar.com, where the creators try to convince you it is only well-meaning with Norton and McAfee security stamps. You should note, though, that those badges only mean that the site you are currently on is safe and not infected with malware, the extension itself has not been subject to the scans. Despite the download website being safe, it is still a better idea to remove Freecause Toolbar than to leave it in your computer, for various reasons.
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After installing the toolbar the first thing that changes is the speed of your browser – it decreases quite noticeably. Then you will see the programs that were bundled with Freecause toolbar: PasswordBox and TuneUp Utilities 2013. One could argue about their usefulness, however, any program that basically sneaks into your computer is not really worth your trust. The only consolation here is that you would have to specifically check the boxes for your home page and search to be changed to Conduit Search, which seems to be a new practice of theirs. These details may differ slightly if Freecause Toolbar were the drive-by download itself and you did not consent to installing it specifically, but the essence of the matter stays absolutely the same.
After considering all that, it seems pretty logical to remove Freecause Toolbar along with other extensions and/or programs it came together with. Good news is that it looks like the removal of this extension is not too complicated. However, the plug-in does contain various third-party links and such set-ups often lead to sneaky computer infections. This is why after successfully eliminating the unwanted programs you should absolutely scan your computer’s system with a strong and reliable security tool to double-check for any potential threats.
Freecause Toolbar Removal Guide
- Go to Metro UI screen.
- Right-click any program.
- A bar will appear on the bottom of the screen, click Uninstall on it.
- Programs and Features will open.
- Select and uninstall the unwanted programs.
- Click Start.
- Click Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Click on and uninstall the unauthorized programs.
- Click Start.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Select and uninstall the programs you do not want.
Removal Guide for browsers
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
- Select the Extensions tab.
- Disable and Remove the unwanted extensions.
- Restart your browser.
- Press Alt+F.
- Choose Settings.
- Click Extensions on the left side of the page.
- Click the bin icon next to each unauthorized add-on to delete them.
- Press Alt+T.
- Go to Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.
- Disable and Remove the extensions you do not want.