Removal instructions of unwanted Toolbars, Home page and Search engine

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012

Many readers writing  mail to us for  the removal instructions of unwanted toolbars like searchqu, funmoods, babylon, Search Ya, etc…When I checked on various forums I have seen that lots of users are victim of these kind of toolbar installations.  Hence I thought to write an article of general instructions to remove these toolbars.

These toolbars are get inslled on your computer with some other programs as an addon. Once they get installed on your computer, it would change the brwoser settings like home page, search engine and new tab settings on the computer.  So, even you uninstalled or removed the toolbars, the issue is not going to resolve without resetting browser default settings.

To remove unneccessary toolbars follow the below steps.

Close all browser sessions, then click on the Windows Start button and then select the "Control Panel". Then open the Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features, there you can see the list of installed programs on your computer. Find the toolbars you would like to remove from the list of programs, click on the toolbar, and then select the "Remove" button. For Windows Vista or Windows 7, be sure to click on the "Uninstall a Program" link.

Once you done with uninstallation, you need to remove or resetting the rest of the settings in all your browser.  Here you have step by step instruction to reset the default browser settings in major three browsers.

Change Your Internet Explorer Home Page and Search Engine

1. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools and Internet Options.
2. Click the General tab, and type in the address of the website you want as your start page under the 'Home page' heading.
3. Under Search click Settings then select your preferred search provider and click set as Default. Remove un necceray serach engnes from there.
4. Click Apply, OK to close the window.

Change Your Google Chrome Home Page and Search Engine

1. Open Google Chrome and click on the spanner icon and select Settings.
2. Go to Appearance and make sure that the Show Home Button box is ticked.
Now click on the Change link, and you can enter the URL of the home page.
3. Click the ‘Manage search engine’ button and choose ‘Google’ and make it your default search engine.

Change Your Mozilla Firefox Home Page and Search Engine

1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click on Tools and select Options.  
2. Go to the Startup section and select When Firefox starts: Show my home page.
3. In the Home Page field, type in the website address you want to use as your home page.
4. Click OK.
5. Click the downward arrow button next to the search box in Firefox. Then select Manage Search Engines and Move up the search engine which you would like to set as default.

We recommend that set Google as your default home page and search engine for a better performance. Leave a comment if you required more assistance.