Do you know what GoodSearch Toolbar is?
If you have downloaded GoodSearch Toolbar from goodsearch.com/newtoolbar/index.aspx, you must have been introduced to the bundled home page and search provider (GoodSearch) modifications. Note that these are optional and you can choose to decline them during the installation. Unfortunately, these search tools are set to be installed by default, which means that if you do not pay attention and you do not notice a chance to refuse the additional search tools, you might be completely surprised to discover them. Do not rush to categorize GoodSearch Toolbar as a browser hijacker because it simply is not. The search tool displays relatively reliable search results and promotes other GoodApp services, including goodgames, goodsurveys or goodoffers, goodtravel. In fact, the search tool is even attached to the toolbar which also provides easy-access links to Amazon, eBay, Facebook, YouTube, GoodShop and GoodCoupons. The latter tool is meant to provide you with supposedly beneficial coupons when browsing the web.
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You can choose to remove GoodSearch Toolbar from the operating system. In fact, you even have the option to leave the search tools or the toolbar running individually. Use the manual removal guides presented below and the undesirable applications will be removed from the system in no time. What if you discover other unfamiliar applications running on the PC? We strongly advise using authentic security software to inspect them because they might turn out to be malignant and you may need to delete them.
How to delete GoodSearch Toolbar?
Delete from Windows 8:
- Right-click on the background of the Metro UI menu and then click All apps.
- Open the Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you wish to remove and select Uninstall.
Delete from Windows Vista or Windows 7:
- Navigate to the Task Bar and click the Start menu icon on the left.
- Open the Control Panel and then click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the application you want to remove and click Uninstall.
Delete from Windows XP:
- Click the Start icon placed on the Task Bar and select Control Panel.
- Now double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable application and then click Remove.
Delete from Mozilla Firefox:
- Open Firefox and click the search provider icon on the search box.
- Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable option. Click OK.
- Simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu and select Options.
- Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.
- Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A to open the Add-ons Manager.
- Go to Extensions and Remove the undesirable plugin.
Delete from Internet Explorer:
- Open IE, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions and Disable the undesirable plugin.
- Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search provider.
- Now Remove the undesirable option and click Close.
- Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
- Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page and click OK.
I non-techie terms:
You can delete GoodSearch Toolbar from the operating system in order to prevent the installation of suspicious web cookies and the appearance of potentially unreliable online advertisements. If you decide to remove the plugin and the search tools from the PC manually, you can use the manual removal guides which are displayed right above.
Aliases: Good Search Toolbar.