What is CalendarSpark?
CalendarSpark is the newest product of Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. It looks quite useful at first glance, which explains why users tend to install the extension of CalendarSpark themselves. At the time of writing there are 16 605 Google Chrome users who have already installed this software. This is not surprising at all because CalendarSpark claims to provide “easy-to-use family and life planning calendar tools.” Even though this piece of software seems to be very useful, the majority of users who install it do not know that it will change their homepages, search engines, and probably, the New Tab page settings. If you have also noticed that all these settings have been changed after the installation of CalendarSpark and you want to restore them, you will have to delete the extension from all your browsers. You should definitely do that too if this extension has sneaked onto your computer without permission and applied all those changes without your consent.
How does CalendarSpark act?
Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have found that this browser plugin is the most prevalent in India, Pakistan, Algeria, Egypt, and Indonesia. Of course, the situation might change in the future because CalendarSpark is released quite recently and it is not very popular yet. Users can check whether this extension is installed quite easily. First of all, they should check their homepages, search engines, and New Tab pages on all the browsers. Secondly, they should open the list of add-ons installed and check whether or not the CalendarSpark extension is added. Third, Google Chrome users can also follow the path C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions and check whether the aaehjjlljhmigellkdidoapcgkjblhoc folder is there. If this folder can be found, there is no doubt that CalendarSpark is installed on the system.
Even though CalendarSpark looks quite useful, the truth is that it is not the most trustworthy software. In fact, some users even find it quite annoying because it changes the settings of browsers. As we have already mentioned, it will change the homepage and search engine to ask.com on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Also, it will modify the New Tab page on Google Chrome. In some cases, the settings of the New Tab page on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox can be changed as well. The search engine itself does not seem to be bad at all; however, there is still a risk that it can provide users with the modified search results. Of course, not all the search results will be untrustworthy; however, we are sure that users can come across third-party links and advertisements among those legitimate search results. It is quite dangerous to click on unreliable search results because they might redirect to corrupted third-party web pages. Unfortunately, nobody can exactly tell you what you will find on a third-party web page, which means that the risk of encountering malware is rather high.
There is, of course, another reason why you should delete the CalendarSpark extension. Research has shown that this extension can read and change a user’s data on the websites he/she visits, read and change browsing history, manage downloads, applications, extensions, and themes, and, finally, view the calendar. If you do not want to give CalendarSpark permission to act this way, you need to eliminate it from your system as soon as possible. We will help you to do that further in this article.
Where does CalendarSpark come from?
CalendarSpark can be downloaded from free.calendarspark.com/index.jhtml. In addition, its version for Google Chrome can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. Researchers have managed to find out that this extension might come bundled with other applications in software bundles as well. It is known that hundreds of other untrustworthy applications tend to come together with additional software because they seek to hide themselves. Therefore, it is a must to be very careful all the time. Security specialists at anti-spyware-101.com highly recommend that you install a security tool and keep it on your system enabled.
How to delete CalendarSpark
CalendarSpark is just an ordinary browser extension, so it is not so difficult to erase it from the system. First of all, you have to remove this piece of software from Control Panel in order to restore the settings of Internet Explorer. Then, you will have to fix Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. We are sure that everything will get back to normal after you reset your browsers. In case you do not know how to do that, you should use instructions provided below. You can also remove CalendarSpark automatically if you wish to eliminate this untrustworthy extension in the blink of an eye.
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on CalendarSpark and click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN.
- Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program and select the untrustworthy application.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Check the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+H simultaneously and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button again.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings and scroll down.
- Open Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
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