GetFreeGifs Toolbar

What is GetFreeGifs Toolbar?

GetFreeGifs Toolbar is an unreliable browser extension categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Thus, if you have encountered it, we would advise learning more about it while reading our article. The application seems to be compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome; since our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com recommend erasing the PUP, we will add instructions showing how to remove the extension from all the mentioned browsers at the end of the text. Our specialists do not think GetFreeGifs Toolbar is worthy of your trust given it might encourage you to browse the Internet with a doubtful search tool and could disturb your browsing by injecting irritating advertisements into the search results or placing them on top of the browser, and so on.testtest

Where does GetFreeGifs Toolbar come from?

The extension is available on its website named getfreegifs.com/index.jhtml and on chrome.google.com/webstore. Some users could have downloaded GetFreeGifs Toolbar from the mentioned sources, but there is a chance the PUP might be spread with bundled installers and pop-up advertisements too. For instance, the toolbar could be bundled with other doubtful freeware like adware, browser hijackers, etc. Moreover, users who often do not read what is written on the setup wizards might install the unwanted program accidentally. As you see, bundled suggestions can sometimes be deselected, but for you to be able to do so, you need to pick custom or advanced installation settings and read the provided terms carefully.

How does GetFreeGifs Toolbar work?

The PUP should place a toolbar below the browser’s address bar with an additional search box and a few links leading to web pages allowing to create gifs, memes, etc. Another change you should immediately notice is the replaced homepage. Our researchers say GetFreeGifs Toolbar may place search.myway.com instead. What might seem odd is the fact you could be redirected to google.com after submitting your keyword. Search.myway.com might do this because it may not have a unique search engine and so it needs another tool to gather results matching the provided keyword. The problem is before the results are shown the PUP could inject them with advertisements from the third party. In which case, we would recommend not to interact with them because we doubt GetFreeGifs Toolbar’s developers review the ads and can ensure their safety. To put it simply, there is a chance some of them could originate from potentially malicious websites, scam sites, and so on. Under such circumstances, we do not think the application is worth to risk endangering your computer.

How to eliminate GetFreeGifs Toolbar?

Even though GetFreeGifs Toolbar has a working uninstall file, you should keep it in mind that uninstalling it through Control Panel removes it only from Internet Explorer. It means if your default browser is Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, the PUP will remain on it. Therefore, the instructions we added at the end of this text will explain what to do to delete the extension from all browsers it is compatible with manually. Users who think the task requires a bit too much effort could employ a legitimate antimalware tool instead. With its scanning tool, you should be able to locate the suspicious toolbar or even other possible threats and eliminate them all at the same time with a single mouse click.

Get rid of GetFreeGifs Toolbar

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E and search for:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[userprofile]\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[userprofile]\Local Extension Settings
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[userprofile]\Sync Extension Settings
  2. Find folders named as kcdnokmjmlnenmcehbaofkjmebadocep, right-click them and press Delete.
  3. Close File Explorer.
  4. Empty Recycle bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E and navigate to:
    %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[userprofile]\extensions
    %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[userprofile]
  2. Look for folders called _oyMembers_@free.getfreegifs.com and getfreegifs_oy.
  3. Right-click them separately and press Delete.
  4. Get to this directory: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique User ID]
  5. Right-click a file called Prefs.js.
  6. Choose to launch it as a Notepad document.
  7. Correct the following line by replacing the hijacker’s link: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://hp.myway.com/getfreegifs/ttab02/index.html").
  8. Press Ctrl+S.
  9. Close the file and exit File Explorer.
  10. Empty Recycle Bin.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Start menu and launch Control Panel (for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7) or tap Win+R, type Control Panel and press OK (for Windows 8 and Windows 10).
  2. Pick either Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Choose GetFreeGifs Toolbar and press Uninstall.
  4. Close the Control Panel. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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