Do you know what HughesNet Toolbar is?
HughesNet Toolbar is a browser plug-in. It is a browser toolbar that has been created in 2010. It means that it is a rather old toolbar that is still available for download at home.myhughesnet.com/toolbar2/client/hughes/download.php. Although it is very common for browser plug-ins to come bundled with freeware and adware, there is no information available about any installers that bundles HughesNet Toolbar with other freeware. Therefore, this plug-in is a mere browser add-on, and you want to remove HughesNet Toolbar from your computer, simply uninstall it via Control Panel.
Some users may be suspicious of HughesNet Toolbar, because it has the ability to change your default home page to home.myhughesnet.com. In that aspect, the plug-in may seem a little bit similar to a browser hijacker, but that is definitely not the case, because HughesNet Toolbar actually ASKS you whether you want your home page changed or not. The option appears on the final step of HughesNet Toolbar installation. If you do not want your home page changed, you simply need to remove the tick from “Make home.myhughesnet.com my homepage” option, and then click Finish.
HughesNet Toolbar screenshot
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Once the installation is complete, HughesNet Toolbar is added to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. This application does not affect Google Chrome web browser. The toolbar that gets added to your browser comes with various shortcuts that allow you to access your email, news websites, and weather pages a lot faster. HughesNet Toolbar also has a custom search bar that is supposed to help you improve your overall search experience online.
You may ask, what is wrong with HughesNet Toolbar that it is being described on a computer security website. Technically, there is nothing malicious about this plug-in, especially as it does not get installed on a target computer silently. However, third party plug-ins always come with various security issues, and they can significantly slow down your web browser.
Due to the fact that such toolbars as HughesNet Toolbar can be exploited by malicious third parties to promote their corrupted content, computer users are generally advised against installing and utilizing the plug-ins. It is actually for the best to remove HughesNet Toolbar from the computer, because this way you would ensure that your system is protected from a number from potential intruders.
Do not forget that after manual removal you should also scan the PC with a licensed antimalware tool that would make sure the system is absolutely clean, and there are no potentially unwanted programs on board.
How to remove HughesNet Toolbar
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the desktop.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Hughes Toolbar.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Hughes Toolbar.
- Click Start menu button and select Settings.
- Go to Control Panel and double-click Add or remove programs.
- Uninstall Hughes Toolbar.
In non-techie terms:
Browser plug-ins should not be kept in your computer if you do not find them useful. HughesNet Toolbar is not a malicious computer infection, but computer security experts recommend removing it in order to avoid any potential security threats.