What is MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar?
Cyber security experts at Anti-spyware-101.com has recently tested MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar, a browser toolbar that out to provide you with useful features but fails to do so because it is an inherently unreliable program. They classified it as a potentially unwanted program because it aims to replace your browser’s homepage/new tab pages address while pretending to provide you with a useful, customizable yearly calendar. This application is deceptive, and it does not come clean when it comes to web monetization. Indeed, this toolbar features a search engine that shown promotional links when used.
What does MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar do?
Officially, this toolbar offers its users a customizable calendar that they can fill with events and print. The tools for doing so are included on the main page below the search box. However, our main concern is not with the calendar because it is just a façade. The real purpose of this toolbar is to replace your browser’s new tab page or homepage, depending on your browser type. Research has shown that it will replace the homepage of Microsoft Internet Explorer, but not of Google Chrome or Firefox because it changes their new tab page instead.
The search engine to which MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar is set to replace your browser’s original homepage is Hp.myway.com. This search engine is highly unreliable because it is prone to include questionable promotional links in its search results. Even though it uses Google Custom Search to process the entered search queries, the search results you get are unreliable because this toolbar’s and search engine’s developers can customize them to feature additional content in the form of links that are included among the list of search results. Hence, this search engine can subject you to all kinds of questionable and even dangerous content, so it would be best not to use it.
Before we move on to this toolbar’s origins, we want to state that Hp.myway.com was also designed to collect information about you automatically. Researchers say that it gathers information such as your IP address, geographical location, browsing history, entered search queries, operating system type, and so on. It acquires this information
Where does MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar come from?
According to our cyber security specialists, MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar and Hp.myway.com are products of Mindspark Interactive Network, a company that renamed itself to IAC Applications. However, it has not changed its ways and continues to churn out dozens of fake toolbars that claim to provide some sort of feature, but all they manage to do is hijack the homepage and/or new tab page of the victim’s web browser. Evidently, this company does not care about the security of your computer or your privacy and also uses deception to get this toolbar onto your computer.
Research has shown that MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar is featured on its dedicated distribution website at Mydigitalcalendar.com. This website features promotional slogans and is rife with claims that this toolbar is extremely useful. However, you cannot download it without checking the checkbox by which you agree to install Hp.myway.com as well. Thus, the site is set to trick you into agreeing to replace your browser’s homepage.
How to remove MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar
As you can see, MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar and Hp.myway.com are a match made in hell. The toolbar serves as the means by which this search engine can replace your browser’s homepage and subject you to shady links. Therefore, you might want to remove it. If that is the case, then you can make use of the guide provided below.
Removal Instructions (Internet Explorer only)
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Identify the program and click the Remove button.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Locate the software and right-click it.
- Right-click the Start screen button and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Identify the unwanted software and click Uninstall.
- Press Windows Key+R.
- Type Control Panel in the dialog box and click OK.
- Select Uninstall a program and locate the program.
- Click the Uninstall button.
Remove the add-on from your web browser
- Press Alt+F.
- Select More tools.
- Click Extensions
- Locate the extension.
- Click Remove.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
- Click Extensions.
- Identify the add-on.
- Click Remove.
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