Do you know what RecipeSearch Toolbar is?
RecipeSearch Toolbar is a plug-in compatible with Google Chrome, Firefox, and, of course, Internet Explorer browsers. This toolbar often receives negative feedback from users who install it using the services of third-party installers, or users who accidentally install it with Ask Search tools. Even though it is popularly believed that RecipeSearch Toolbar is a browser hijacker, you do not need to delete it as one. Ask Search is an optional addition that you can install onto your browsers along with the toolbar from downloadrecipesearch.com, but you are not forced to do that. Due to this, we do not think that users need to remove RecipeSearch Toolbar as a browser hijacker. Nonetheless, you might want to delete this plug-in for different reasons, and, whatever they are, we will help you get rid of this toolbar.RecipeSearch Toolbar screenshot
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Mindspark Interactive Network is the company responsible for the development of RecipeSearch Toolbar, FindYourMaps Toolbar, TransitSimplified Toolbar, and similar browser plug-ins. Even though this company has set up websites that represent all toolbars, it appears that these programs can be carried by third-party software distributors. Our research team does not recommend trusting unfamiliar parties when it comes to software installation because RecipeSearch Toolbar could be offered along with extremely dangerous infections. If you become a victim of this activity, you need to make sure that you delete RecipeSearch Toolbar-related malware as soon as possible. Any postponement could lead to serious security issues, which is why you should wait no longer and install authentic malware removal software. Even though most malicious programs can be deleted manually, we certainly do not recommend experimenting if you do not have experience.
Third-party programs and Ask Search tools aside, RecipeSearch Toolbar is not a serious threat. Of course, you must be careful when using this toolbar because it provides links to third-party sites. Even though it is unlikely that any of these links will be corrupted, you need to ensure that you can trust the websites that they route you to. In order to do that, check the Privacy Policies of every single website associated with RecipeSearch Toolbar. If you find that these links are unreliable, you might want to consider removing RecipeSearch Toolbar from your operating system. We have created an easy-to-follow removal guide that will help you delete undesirable programs, browser extensions, and search tools. Keep in mind that these removal guides were not tested with the malicious programs that could have been dropped onto your PC bundled with this toolbar.
Remove RecipeSearch Toolbar
Remove from Windows 8/Windows 8.1:
- Click the Search icon on the Charm bar in Metro UI.
- Find Uninstall a program and right-click RecipeSearch Toolbar.
- Select Uninstall to delete this program.
Remove from Windows Vista/Windows 7:
- Click the Windows/Start icon on the Taskbar.
- Open the Control Panel menu and select Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you want to delete and click Uninstall.
Remove from Windows XP:
- Click Start on the Taskbar and select Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Identify the undesirable application, click it, and select Remove.
Delete Ask Search and add-ons
Delete from Google Chrome:
- Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
- Go to More tools, click Extensions, and Remove the undesirable add-on.
- In the menu on the left click Settings and navigate to On Startup.
- Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set Pages.
- Identify the undesirable search provider, change/remove the URL, and click OK.
- Navigate to Appearance, select Show Home button, click Change, and follow step 5.
- Click Manage search engines under Search.
- Set a new default search provider, remove (click X) the undesirable tool, and click OK.
Delete from Internet Explorer:
- Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
- Select Manage Add-ons and navigate to Search Providers.
- Set a new default search provider, Remove the undesirable provider, and click Close.
- Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
- Click the General tab, overwrite/remove the Home Page URL, and click OK.
Delete from Mozilla Firefox:
- Open the browser and click the Open Menu button on the right of the browser.
- Click Options to access the General menu and move to Home Page.
- Overwrite/remove the undesirable URL, go to the menu on the left, and click Search.
- Select the preferred search provider under Default Search Engine.
- Select the undesirable search provider and click Remove.
- Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A (Add-ons Manager) and click Extensions.
- Identify the undesirable search provider and click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
Even though RecipeSearch Toolbar is not a serious computer threat, researchers have found that it can travel bundled with malware. This is why you have to be extra careful when installing it onto your PC. If you are careful, you will also avoid the problems associated with the removal of undesirable search tools. If you choose not to delete RecipeSearch Toolbar from your browsers, you must keep in mind that it can expose you to unreliable links. If this is too much for you to handle, go ahead and follow our removal guide.