RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Toolbar Cleaner 1.1

Easily remove unwanted addons from IE, Firefox and Chrome

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 07 November 2012
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 3008
Developer: Visicom Media
RSS News Feed: http://toolbarcleaner.com/feed/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Toolbar-Cleaner/174587519254892
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $24.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
Toolbar Cleaner 1.1
Easily remove unwanted addons from IE, Firefox and Chrome

Toolbar Cleaner is a program which does more or less precisely what its name suggests, removing toolbars, apps, plugins and assorted other unwanted extras from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome.

Oddly, the program will by default also install an addon itself, the "Anti-phishing Domain Advisor". And while this is displayed clearly during setup, it's also a little different to usual, coming at the very end of the process. So pay attention during installation, and don't just click "Finish" on the final screen: read the prompts and clear the relevant checkboxes if appropriate.

With that out of the way, though, Toolbar Cleaner proves very straightforward. Just launching the program displays your various browser toolbars, BHOs, extensions and more, all conveniently listed on the same screen.

If you see something you don't need, select the checkbox to its left (or click "Select All" to choose everything). And then clicking the "Remove" button will remove whatever you've chosen.

It's worth keeping in mind that the program isn't removing the toolbar executable files themselves, just their references within your browser. So they won't be loaded when you restart Internet Explorer, say, but they're still on your hard drive.

And Toolbar Cleaner effectively acknowledges this by offering to launch Control Panel to fully remove the programs themselves. Which is a smart move, but of course means you could also do precisely the same thing without having to install Toolbar Cleaner at all.

Still, the program is a simple way to at least review your current browser addons. It's also very lightweight (the entire Toolbar Cleaner installation is under 1MB). And as a bonus, the program also lists the contents of your Windows Startup folder, and allows you to remove any unwanted applications in just a few clicks.

Verdict:

A simple and effective tool for viewing your browser extensions, and removing any you don't need

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool 6.4.5

Freeware

Remove adware, toolbars and more

WinPatrol 33.1.2015.0

WinPatrol 33.1.2015.0

Freeware

Get an alert whenever spyware, adware or intrusive applications try to change your system settings

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool 1.1.0

Freeware

Eliminate adware, toolbars, more

Anvi Slim Toolbar

Anvi Slim Toolbar 1.4

Freeware

Detect and remove malicious browser toolbars and add-ons

Other Download Articles From This Category
McAfee Avert Stinger Portable

McAfee Stinger Portable 12.1.0.1440

Freeware

Seek out and destroy the most common malware with a click

NoScript for Firefox

NoScript for Firefox 2.6.9.20

Freeware

Prevent Flash, JavaScript and other plugins from running on the sites you visit.

Windows Firewall Control

Windows Firewall Control 4.4.2.4

Shareware

Take control of Windows built in firewall

WIPE

WIPE 2015.03

Free, for personal-use only

Protect your privacy by clearing program and Windows' logs

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $22.95
RRP: $29.95
Saving 23%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

Unreal Engine 4.7.2.0

Free Full Commercial Software

Unreal Engine is Epic Games' game engine, a powerful suite of tools for developing anything from basic 2D games to professional RPGs, first person shooters and whatever else you like.

Wide standards support - DirectX, OpenGL, JavaScript/ WebGL - means your projects can be targeted to almost any platform: consoles, iOS, Android, Windows, OS X, Linux, HTML5 browsers and more.

There's a vast amount to learn, of course, and that's even before you start building your game. But there's plenty of documentation, tutorials, demos and sample projects to point you in the right direction.

The package is now entirely free, too - no annoying limitations, nag screens or anything else. Epic now only requires that you pay a 5% royalty after the first $3,000 of revenue per product per quarter. And even then, you "pay no royalty for film projects, contracting and consulting projects such as architecture, simulation and visualization."

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: