ButterflyField Toolbar

What is ButterflyField Toolbar?

ButterflyField Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application that is classified as browser plug-in. It means that users install the application onto their computers willingly, but they seldom understand that implications of having ButterflyField Toolbar on their system. Computer security experts strongly recommend removing ButterflyField Toolbar from the PC, because in the long run it could expose you to corrupted content that might even lead to malware infection. Do what is best to you and your system, and do not hesitate to invest in a reliable antimalware tool if need be.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does ButterflyField Toolbar come from?

ButterflyField Toolbar is created by MindSpark Inc. There are a lot of browser plug-ins from the same family, and apart from their initial functions, all of them exhibit similar behavior and even perform the same browser settings modifications. Therefore, we can say that ButterflyField Toolbar is practically indentical to Zwinky Toolbar, OnlineMapFinder Toolbar, MyScrapNook Toolbar and many other similar applications.

They are usually distributed at the official websites, and ButterflyField Toolbar can be easily downloaded at free.butterflyfield.com/index.jhtml. However, that may be one of the many distribution methods; as such applications are often bundled with freeware. Either way, disregarding the method of distribution, you need to keep in mind that fact that ButterflyField Toolbar is often installed with user’s permission only.

What does ButterflyField Toolbar do?

Officially, the main purpose of ButterflyField Toolbar is to provide you with instant Butterfly Field screensavers and interactive butterflies that may appear on your desktop at random. Apart from this function, the application also installs a toolbar on your default browser and if depending on your settings it can change your default homepage and search engine as well. ButterflyField Toolbar is powered by Ask.com, so if you do not opt out during the installation, Ask.com is set as your default homepage and search provider.

It makes an impression that ButterflyField Toolbar has browser hijacker qualities, but you need to understand that the application carries out the modifications because you ALLOW IT to. In fact, the homepage change is not the most disturbing issue related to this plug-in. ButterflyField Toolbar makes use of Ask Search engine, and Ask Company has discontinued the support for this engine back in 2011. It means that the search engine is not reliable, and you might get exposed to corrupted websites if you click any search result links.

How to remove ButterflyField Toolbar?

Although ButterflyField Toolbar is not a direct computer security threat, you should uninstall ButterflyField Toolbar from your computer, because the plug-in might be indirectly related to a whole variety of computer security threats. Such applications are often exploited by malevolent third parties in their scams and if you are a security-minded user, you will have ButterflyField Toolbar removed ASAP.

Uninstall ButterflyField Toolbar

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove ButterflyField Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove ButterflyField Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and select Control panel.
  2. Access Add or remove programs and uninstall ButterflyField Toolbar.

Remove ButterflyField Toolbar from browser

Internet Explorer

  • Press Alt+T and click Manage add-ons.
  • Go to Search providers on the left.
  • Set a new default search engine and remove Ask Search. Click Close.
  • Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  • Open General tab and click Use Default button. Press OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click the search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  • When Drop-down menu appears, click Manage search engines.
  • Remove Ask Search from the list and click OK.
  • Press Firefox button and go to Options.
  • Open General tab and click Restore to Default button. Click OK.
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  • Disable and remove ButterflyField Toolbar from Extensions.
  • Restart your browser.

Google Chrome

  • Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
  • Open Extensions and remove ButterflyField Toolbar from the list.
  • Click Settings on the left pane.
  • Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  • Click Set pages and change your homepage address. Press OK.
  • Select Manage search engines under Search.
  • Set a new default search engine, delete Ask Search and  click Done.

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