Toolbars are often bundled within free-software’s installation pack. I don’t mind with it as long as the toolbars aren’t added in such a way so that users will install them accidentally. Unfortunately, many installers implement such dubious tactic. While it is possible to remove toolbars such as Ask Toolbar or Babylon manually, it is much easier to remove them with a dedicated tool, especially when you’re dealing with multiple toolbars at once. Fortunately, there are lots of such removal tools. For example, Avast Browser Cleanup, which is also available as a standalone application. Another tool that you can use is Junkware Removal Tool. Unlike the others, it comes as a console-based application.
Junkware Removal Tool is a portable application so you can run it instantly without installation. One important note, though, before you run it. Save all your work and close them, including your browsers.
According to the developer, the list of toolbars that it can delete is as follows:
- Ask Toolbar
- Browser Manager
- Claro / iSearch
- Coupon Printer for Windows
- Facemoods / Funmoods
- Web Assistant
The program is quite simple. You just need to launch it, press any key to start the scanning, and wait until it is finished. Any toolbars it finds are deleted immediately. Once it completes its job, a log file appears, letting you know which toolbars that have been successfully deleted.
The test was kind of surprising me. I believed that I had completely removed Babylon and Delta toolbar from my PC, but it turned out that there were still some leftovers. So even if you have already used a toolbar remover before, you should run this tool to make sure everything is cleaned up properly.
Version tested: 4.8.9 (Visit the developer’s site for download) on Windows 7
If you know any other tools to remove multiple toolbars at once, please let us know in the comment section.
– Avast Browser Cleanup Standalone Version
– Uninstall AVG Security Toolbar and AVG Search
– Remove AVG Search from Firefox, Chrome, IE