What is Tools Plus?
Tools Plus is promoted as a browser add-on that can improve the online shopping experience. It works on Google Chrome only, and it should let users know where to buy items they are viewing online for a lower price. To put it differently, this piece of software should help users save some money. Unfortunately, in reality, it is not as decent as it claims to be. We are not going to extensively analyze in this article whether or not it really does what it says, but we are, surely, going to talk about its drawbacks and why users should delete this browser extension from their computers as soon as possible. There are so many other reliable shopping assistants available on the market today, so it would be a sin to keep this dubious add-on installed on Google Chrome. Before we start talking about its removal, we will explain to you why keeping this piece of software installed is not such a good idea, so read this article till the very end.
What does Tools Plus do?
As information available on its official website tells us, Tools Plus recognizes products users are viewing and then finds where they can purchase them for a lower price. On top of that, users are told that they will get shopping recommendations. Although Tools Plus, at first glance, seems to be a beneficial application, it cannot be called reputable, specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say. Researchers have even decided to categorize it as adware. It has been put under this category because it displays coupons and other types of commercial advertisements. Some of them will let users know where they can find items they are viewing for a lower price, whereas others will simply promote products and services available on third-party pages. In fact, users are expected to click on those ads and visit these pages. Specialists suspect that the developer of Tools Plus might get money for increasing the traffic rate of certain pages owned by third parties. Theoretically, ads shown by this advertising-supported application might be linked to bad pages too, so you risk ending up on an untrustworthy page and experiencing security-related problems with every click on the commercial content shown by Tools Plus. To be honest, there are many cases when adware causes problems to users, so we suggest deleting this adware program from the system too. If you take care of it, ads will stop coming from it too.
A number of ad-supported programs track users and collect all kinds of details about them to find out more about their interests and thus provide them with relevant commercial advertisements. Unlike some of these applications, Tools Plus promises not to record any personally-identifiable information, but, without a doubt, it will still collect non-personally identifiable information about users “to enhance their experience.” The following details are going to be recorded: URLs of websites visited, product-related keywords and other product-related information, browser type and version, URLs of websites the application suggests, and other technical information like IP address. It promises not to transfer the gathered data to third parties, but it does not mean that you should let an untrustworthy program perform this activity on your computer.
Where does Tools Plus come from?
The official website of Tools Plus is http://tools-plus.apps-repo.net/us/install, but users can also get it from the Chrome Web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lmllgljchiihefphjbibfkhfogmlbgem), which explains how this program has become popular so quickly. What is more, specialists believe that this piece of software is distributed in bundles with other programs too. This would explain why so many users have no idea how and when this application has been installed on their computers. Of course, it is not the most important thing now how this has happened because we should mainly focus on the Tools Plus removal today.
How to delete Tools Plus
Tools Plus is a browser extension that works on Google Chrome only, so to remove it, you need to eliminate the add-on from it. What you first need to do is to open the Add-ons manager. Then, locate the extension having the Tools Plus name. Finally, delete it. It is not a problem if you have never done that before because our manual removal guide will guide you. You can also make this adware program gone by scanning your computer with a reputable antimalware scanner once. It is the easiest untrustworthy software removal method that exists.
Tools Plus manual removal guide
- Open your web browser.
- Press Alt+F.
- Select More tools.
- Click Extensions.
- Click on the Tools Plus extension.
- Click on the Recycle bin icon.
- Click Remove.
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