DownShotFree Toolbar

What is DownShotFree Toolbar?

We do not identify DownShotFree Toolbar (available at as a serious security threat, but many computer users are looking for information on how to delete this browser extension, which is why we have created this removal guide. According to malware analysts, DownShotFree Toolbar is an add-on that is compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers. Even though the services of this toolbar are relatively harmless, there are a few reasons why we recommend removing DownShotFree Toolbar from your operating system. Please continue reading this report, to learn how to delete this add-on from your browsers and your operating system.testtesttest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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How does DownShotFree Toolbar work?

Once installed, DownShotFree Toolbar will provide you with links routing to websites that can help you capture online images, edit photos, and share content with your friends. Our researchers have not found malicious links, but you must take it into consideration that third-party sites work according to their own rules. Even though DownShotFree Toolbar does not install malicious tracking cookies that should be removed, there is no way of predicting if malicious cookies that would leak your private information could not be downloaded if you visited third-party websites. Of course, if you do not find much use for this toolbar, you should remove it simply in order to get rid of useless, space consuming software. We have the same advice for users who are trying to delete GamingAssassin Toolbar, SuddenlyMusic Toolbar, and other toolbars created by Mindspark Interactive Network.

Should you remove Ask Search

Ask Search is an optional search tool that comes bundled with DownShotFree Toolbar. During the installation of the toolbar, users are provided with an option to reject Ask Search, and this is what we advise. If you do not refuse this search tool by accident, the home page of your browsers will be switched to, and the default search provider will be modified as well. Whether or not you have installed DownShotFree Toolbar-related search tools by accident, it is not difficult to delete them. There are a few reasons to delete these search tools. First of all, they install data-tracking web cookies. Second, they present sponsored search results, some of which might be unreliable. You can learn how to delete Ask Search below.

How to delete DownShotFree Toolbar

DownShotFree Toolbar is a browser add-on that you might want to delete from your browsers. Ask Search is a web search tool that might come bundled with this toolbar. We have created a concise removal guide that will help you delete both DownShotFree Toolbar and Ask Search. Note that you have to remove the unwanted toolbar directly from Firefox and Chrome browsers, but to delete it from Internet Explorer, you will need to uninstall the undesirable application from your computer. Once the manual removal is complete, go ahead and install a reliable security tool to protect your PC and delete the remaining unreliable programs.

Remove DownShotFree Toolbar

Remove from Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Charm bar, click Search, and find Uninstall a program.
  2. Find the program you wish to delete, right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows Vista/Windows7:

  1. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, and move to Uninstall a program.
  2. Right-click the application you wish to delete from your PC and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Click Start on the Taskbar and select Control Panel
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and Remove the undesirable program.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings and move to On Startup.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Change/delete the undesirable search provider and click OK.
  5. Under Appearance mark Show Home button.
  6. Click Change and repeat step 4 to remove Ask Search.
  7. Move to Search and click Manage search engines…
  8. Remove (click X on the URL) the unwanted provider and click Done.
  9. Simultaneously tap Alt+F again, select More tools, and click Extensions.
  10. Click the trash icon and select Remove to get rid of the unwanted add-on.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options and click the General tab.
  3. Change/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
  4. Navigate to the Firefox search box at the top.
  5. Click the Search icon and select Manage Search Engines.
  6. Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.
  7. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  8. Remove/Disable the undesirable extension.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch IE and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options and click the General tab.
  3. Overwrite/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
  4. Tap Alt+T again and select Manage Add-ons.
  5. Select Search Providers and set a new default search.
  6. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
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