Do you know what Text From PC Toolbar is?
If Text From PC Toolbar is ever installed on your computer, the first thing you will notice is the altered settings of your browsers. Specifically speaking, you will notice a new search engine Search.htextfrompc.co set as your homepage. These changes might be applied to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome because Text From PC Toolbar is compatible with all popular web browsers. The search tool set looks like an ordinary search provider, so it does not surprise us at all that some users find it quite useful and let it stay. We hope that you are not one of these users because the search provider set cannot be called a legitimate search tool. If you find it hard to decide what to do with it, you should first read this article till the end and only then make a final decision – the provided information will help you to make up your mind.
Not all the users know that Text From PC Toolbar will change their browsers’ settings if they download and install it. Of course, not all the users install it on their PCs willingly, but this does not change the fact that this piece of software sets Search.htextfrompc.co as a homepage right after it gets onto the system. At first glance, it does not differ from other search tools, but it is not exactly true, our experienced researchers say. They have noticed that this search tool acts like Search.yourmapscenter.com, Search.youremailnow.com, and similar search providers developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd, so they cannot consider it a trustworthy search engine. Its main drawback is that it displays the so-called modified search results. These search results are not malicious, but they might redirect users to untrustworthy third-party pages if they click on them, so we want to warn you that using Search.htextfrompc.co as a default search tool is quite a risky activity. If you decide not to eliminate this search tool from your browsers, you should also be aware of the fact that it collects information about users. It automatically gathers the so-called non-personally identifiable information, and, on top of that, it records search queries no matter they contain the non-personally identifiable or personal information. Because of this, you should not use any personal details as search queries.
Some users install Text From PC Toolbar voluntarily and then find their web browsers’ settings altered, whereas others do not know anything about its installation on their computers. It does not surprise us at all that so many users do not know anything about its appearance because this piece of software is usually spread in software bundles with third-party applications, as research has shown. Have you installed new software on your computer recently too? If so, Text From PC Toolbar must have arrived on your computer next to this new application. It is already too late for prevention, but you can delete the undesirable search tool from browsers quite easily, so take action today.
If you have understood that it is too risky to use the search tool set by Text From PC Toolbar to perform web searches, you can remove it today and then set another more trustworthy search provider in its place. It should be enough to reset web browsers to default to make it gone, so reset your browsers the first thing. If this does not work for any reason, you should scan your system with an automated malware remover. The automatic undesirable software removal is always easier and quicker if compared to the manual method, so you should definitely adopt this removal method if you are a busy person or consider yourself completely inexperienced in malware removal.
Delete Text From PC Toolbar
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Press Alt+T.
- Open Internet Options.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox under Give Firefox a tune up.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button in the confirmation window.
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Click Reset once again in the dialog box.
In non-techie terms:
Text From PC Toolbar is not a beneficial piece of software, so users make a huge mistake by installing it on their computers. Of course, it can enter their systems without permission too. Either way, it immediately applies changes to users’ web browsers. Specifically speaking, it changes users’ preferred homepages. The search engine set (Search.htextfrompc.co) is not fully reliable for sure, so it should not be used as a tool for performing web searches.