What is PasswordLogic Toolbar?
PasswordLogic Toolbar is a potentially unreliable and redundant bad toolbar coming from the infamous Mindspark family of free tools. This is a well-know family that is responsible for dozens of potentially harmful and useless toolbars. Apart from the main theme, there is virtually no difference between these applications. Although you may think that it is a useful toolbar that also provides a search tool, our malware researchers want to warn you that the third-party services this browser extension offers you cannot be trusted. Unfortunately, you may be exposed to potentially unsafe third-party websites and content, which could result in more malware threats on your computer or even worse. Keeping this application on board may make your computer more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Therefore, we advise you to remove PasswordLogic Toolbar from your PC if you want to put an end to the avalanche of possible malware infections.
Where does PasswordLogic Toolbar come from?
This toolbar has an official web page at free.passwordlogic.com/index.jhtml, just like all other family members have. This domain is hosted on 126.96.36.199 IP address, which seems to give home to allin1convert.com, bibletriviatime.com, instantradioplay.com, and dozens of other Mindspark products. This extension is also available from the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/passwordlogic/ddfllphoddcaolpbfcjkomijignoeflk); however, even that is not a guarantee that you are dealing with a reliable application. Unfortunately, hundreds of browser extensions have not yet been reviewed by the store. Once they find out that an extension is potentially harmful, they usually block it. This may happen to this toolbar as well in the near future.
The bigger issue, of course, is the alternative channel this toolbar uses to spread over the web. It is called software bundling. The major problem with bundling is that several malware infections can be packed in the same bundle. If you install such a package, there is a chance that you allow the whole content onto your machine. Many users skip a very important step during the installation process; where you may still opt out of the installation of unwanted elements or changes to your browsers. This option is usually indicated by checkboxes, which are mostly ticked already, i.e., the related components will be installed by default. If you are unlucky or careless enough, you may let adware applications, browser hijackers, bad toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs on board in one go. This could mean serious and frequent exposure to malicious websites and thus, cyber criminals. Therefore, we recommend that you delete PasswordLogic Toolbar and run a reliable malware scanner in order to identify all potential threats present.
What does PasswordLogic Toolbar do?
Once this extension is activated, it changes certain browser settings in Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. Namely, it modifies your home page, new tab page, and default search engine as well. You will see a fake toolbar on a modified search page whenever you open your browsers or open a new tab. This fake toolbar offers you a search tool and a number of buttons, i.e., quick links to password generating-related third-party websites. Based on our experience with Mindspark bad toolbars and the research our specialists have done, we can say that you should not trust fully any service this toolbar offers. It is possible that visiting the provided third-party sites could expose you to potentially harmful third-party advertisements promoted and injected by this toolbar.
But you cannot trust the search tool either. As a matter of fact, your searches will be redirected to int.search.myway.com. It is possible that this toolbar promotes affiliated parties through ads and links that will appear among the search results. However, these cannot be fully trusted as even cyber criminals can hide behind them. Visiting their pages could result in unfavorable consequences. That is why we think that it is important that you remove PasswordLogic Toolbar as soon as you can.
How can I delete PasswordLogic Toolbar?
This bad toolbar has an uninstaller that you can activate through Control Panel; however, we have found that it does not fully remove this application. As a matter of fact, it leaves the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome extensions untouched. Therefore, you need to take care of them manually. It is also possible that other browser setting changes are also left active, such as the default search engine setting; that is why we suggest that you reset all your browsers to get rid of all the undesirable changes. If you want to protect your computer from similar or even more dangerous malware invasions, you should make sure that you do not engage with suspicious file-sharing websites and third-party advertisements (banner ads and pop-up ads). It is also essential to keep all your programs and drivers updated so that criminals cannot exploit security holes to access your computer and your personal files.
Remove PasswordLogic Toolbar from Windows
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Pick Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the application and press Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Tap Win+R and type in Control Panel in the box. Click OK.
- Choose Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and press Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Tap Win+I and choose Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and press Uninstall.
Reset your browsers
- Tap Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
- Press Refresh Firefox.
- In the pop-up, click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Finish.
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
- Click Reset settings at the bottom.
- Press Reset.
- Tap Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
- On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings checkbox.
- Click Reset.
- Click Close.
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