Do you know what OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar is?
OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar may show up in your browsers as you new home page or new tab page after you install a new free program that you downloaded from questionable sources. Of course, we also need to mention that you can install this browser extension directly through official channels but it is always less likely when it comes to Mindspark family toolbars. This is a notorious family that contains dozens of useless or questionable potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), including Converters Now Toolbar and CinematicFanatic Toolbar. This PUP may expose you to questionable third-party content that could result in further infections or online scams if you are not cautious enough. We believe that you do not want to risk damage to your files, stolen data, privacy breach, and the like. Therefore, we advise you to remove OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar from your computer. But before you rush to do so, let us tell you more about this PUP and how you can protect your PC from similar or worse attacks.
Our researchers say that there are basically two ways for you to install this extension officially. One is on its promotional page, onlineworksuite.com, and the other is the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onlineworksuite/nibodimenmckijbclhebhjempfbfaphm. Whenever you install a browser extension, it is important that you pay attention to the pop-up window that comes up before you would click “Add extension” because it reveals the permissions you are granting to the tool. It may not be a good idea to let it read and change your browsing history or manage your downloads. In fact, we do not advise you to install this tool at all and if you already have, we suggest that you delete OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar. But let us give you more reasons before you make up your mind.OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar screenshot
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Our researchers have found that this PUP can also be distributed in free software bundles. This is always the more dangerous version since a bundle may contain several PUPs as well as malicious program installers, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, keyloggers, and fake alerts. If you drop such a package onto your system, soon you could be facing a lot of unsafe third-party ads while you are surfing the web and your browsers could also redirect you to malicious websites where you could be scammed out of your money. It is of utmost importance that you make sure that your system is not hosting any potential or malicious threats because these can cause system security issues for you. This is why we suggest that you protect your PC by using a reliable online malware scanner to detect all possible threat sources after you delete OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar.
It may only take a single click on the wrong content to download such a malicious bundle containing this PUP. You may be searching the web to find a site to download a certain file or program for free and you end up on an unfamiliar and suspicious file-sharing page. Of course, you may not realize that it is a malicious site only wanting to infect you with multiple threats bundled together. Even if you think that you are downloading a standalone file, you should always make sure that you know exactly what you are installing because installation wizards may reveal the additional free tools or disguised malware infections to you. As you see, there is a good chance that you let a couple of different threats into your virtual world. Thus, you should remove OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar and check your system with a good scanner.
This PUP claims to give you easy access to spreadsheets, word documents, and presentations. However, our tests in our internal lab show that the related thumbnail links do not even work. This extension does not have the usual toolbar in fact. It only offers the featured links on a row of thumbnails below the search field. This search site is set as your new tab and home page when you install this PUP. As a matter of fact, while installing this tool, as a first step, you are offered to also install an Ask.com search extension that would set your default search engine to yet another questionable search engine. You can decline this offer but many users go on with it because they may not even realize that they have a choice.
Probably the worst issue regarding this PUP is the search engine. Since this PUP may collect information about you and your browsing habits, it is possible that it will soon introduce you to customized content. This would not be such a big issue if cyber crooks could not exploit this tool for the promotion of their corrupt sites. Thus, you may be risking your system and your privacy as well by clicking on any content this search engine (search.myway.com) can offer you. If you do not want to end up on fake online shops and share your credit card details with cyber criminals and thus lose money, we suggest that you remove OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar from your system.
If you use the uninstaller that you can find in the list of installed programs if you installed this PUP in Internet Explorer as well, it will only remove this extension from IE. In other words, since this extension can work in all major browsers, we recommend that you take care of this extension by resetting your Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. For the best protection of your PC, we advise you to employ a professional malware removal tool, such as SpyHunter. This up-to-date security software can automatically take care of all your malware-related security issues.
Remove OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar from Internet Explorer
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+R and type Control Panel. Click OK.
- Pick Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Press Win+R and enter Control Panel. Press OK.
- Choose Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
- Access the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and click Remove.
How to reset your browsers
- Tap Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox at the top.
- Click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window.
- Tap Alt+F and navigate to Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down again and press Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar is a new attempt from Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. to promote potentially unreliable affiliates to generate income. Our researchers say that this browser extension changes your new tab and home page settings to provide you with a questionable search engine page with features. However, these features do not appear to be working at the moment. Since this potentially unwanted program can sneak onto your system along with more dangerous malware infections, its presence can indicate multiple security threats. Therefore, we suggest that you remove OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar from your system. If you want to safeguard your PC more effectively, we recommend that you install a reliable anti-malware program.