3 Freeware To Stop Pop Up Ads And Block Browser Hijackers

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How to Stop Pop-Ups in Chrome? Personally, I believe toolbars should be banned from all browsers, this includes Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer (Spartan). I do not see a need for it, this includes Norton antivirus toolbar, Kaspersky Toolbar, and other similar security toolbar. You’ve probably seen your parent’s browser, and here are 5 free software to remove unwanted toolbars from their browsers.

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Browser Pop Up Ads

How To Remove Adware, Pop-up Ads & Malware from Web Browser? Anyway, if your web browser is constantly being redirected to unwanted sites, or advertisements are popping up while you browse the Internet, then your computer or the browser itself may be infected with browser hijackers. Browser hijackers are a type of malware created for the purpose of modifying Internet browser settings without the user’s knowledge or consent.

1. Avast Browser Cleanup

IE | Chrome | Firefox

avast browser cleanup tool

Yesterday was a great day, Avast officially launched their Avast Browser Cleanup, basically it is a tool that automatically scans and removes unwanted web browser extensions and add-on such as toolbars. If you want to verify your own browsers or get rid of an unwanted toolbar, download the stand-alone tool at Avast. This is a must have tool for those visiting their parents, or a standard feature built into every single browser.

Now you can remove those pesky toolbars that get installed when you download free software with avast! Browser Cleanup. It will even restore your browser settings and default search provider. The results can be seen below, Microsoft Internet Explorer has the highest uninstall rate among all the browsers, followed by Mozilla Firefox.

It appears Google Chrome and Apple Safari have the least toolbar installed, possibly because their primary users are more tech savvy. Works great on Microsoft’s Windows 10 and Apple’s macOS.

2. Chrome Cleanup Tool

Google Chrome

Chrome Cleanup Tool

This application (now built into Chrome Browser and can be accessed via chrome://settings/cleanup ) will scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome, such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can’t get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience.

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The application does not require installation and starts looking for suspicious programs as soon as you launch it. The number of findings are displayed within a small window, along with an option to remove them all, but their names are not revealed, so as to prevent name modifications that might cause Chrome Cleanup Tool not to work as it should.

3. Fast Browser Cleaner

IE | Chrome | Firefox | Opera

Fast Browser Cleaner

Fast Browser Cleaner is a utility to clean unwanted toolbar, addons, extensions. It helps you to clean cookies, history and temporary files which are stored by websites you visited and occupy a lot of disk space. You can also remove unprotected passwords and credit card information stored by the browser which you used to login to some website or make payment.

Fast Browser Cleaner is a simple and user-friendly application and easy to understand software. It offers you to scan and delete your browser junk and easily erase adware, cookies, temporary files or websites history from your IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera.

  • Manage Add Ons – You can remove unwanted toolbar, addons, extensions.
  • Remove Credit Card Information – Remove Credit Card details which stored by browser.
  • Remove Adware – You can clean adware like MyStartSearch, Wazam, HealthAlert, RelevantKnowledge, SweetIm, Babylon, Most of the toolbars of conduit, GameDesktop etc.
  • Remove Passwords – Remove unprotected login details(user name , passwords etc) stored in browser.

4. Browser Cleaner

IE | Chrome | Firefox


[ Discontinued ] Browser Cleaner removes more than 1,000,000 unwanted toolbars, apps, add-ons, and plug-ins per month. Browser Cleaner can also remove BHO, a Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a add-in – plug-in that modifies a web browser. These objects may be useful or harmful, like a spyware or adware program. To uninstall toolbars and BHO’s, you need:

  • Start Browser Cleaner
  • A list of toolbars and BHO’s are displayed according to each browser. Check the desired toolbars and BHO’s to remove. You can double click the Internet Explorer or Firefox icon to select all corresponding toolbars and BHO’s or click the Select All button.
  • Click Remove/Selected Toolbar(s)/BHO(s)
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5. Auslogics Browser Care

IE | Chrome | Firefox

Auslogics Browser Care

[ Discontinued ] Get rid of unneeded add-ons or toolbars and take full control of all your browsers with this program’s easy-to-use ‘Central Command’ interface. Auslogics Browser Care automatically detects popular browsers installed on your computer and provides an easy way to manage each of them, removing or disabling add-ons or toolbars, clearing cache, setting homepage and search engine of choice – all from one convenient interface.

The Top 10 Most Hated Browser Toolbars

remove google chrome toolbar firefox

Add-on nameVendorBrowserInstalledUninstalled

Ask.com Toolbar


Yahoo! Toolbar

Yahoo! Inc.IE202,49316,372

Babylon toolbar helper

Babylon BHOIE201,49364,122

Babylon Toolbar

Babylon Ltd.IE160,80448,068

SweetPacks Toolbar

SweetIM Technologies Ltd.IE158,57647,229

Delta Toolbar


Yontoo Api

Yontoo LLCIE148,12854,431

Active Desktop Mover

Корпорация МайкрософтIE134,93459,203

Searchqu Toolbar

Visicom Media Inc.IE118,37233,801

Searchqu Toolbar



DealPly Technologies LtdIE108,34428,773

Ask.com Toolbar



DealPly Technologies LtdChrome100,92623,880

Funmoods Toolbar


AVG Security Toolbar

AVG TechnologiesIE92,46026,415

delta Helper Object


Funmoods Helper Object

Funmoods BHOIE84,29725,094


Yontoo LLCFireFox77,67124,591

SweetPacks Toolbar for Firefox

SweetIM Technologies LTD.FireFox77,07122,277

IMinent Toolbar



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    Thank you very much for sharing this. I have some annoying toolbars are installed automatically with some programs and I really hate them.

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      Geckoandfly [ Reply ]

      Everyone hates toolbar, I think there need to be a browser that prevents the installation of toolbars, any toolbars be it Norton Toolbars.

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        Daniel Nations [ Reply ]

        How do you uninstall toolbars on google chrome?

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      Howling [ Reply ]

      Is there anyway to disable toolbars when starting

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    Let me hear you sing your favorite Usher song!

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    Hugh Jackman [ Reply ]

    This page contains step by step instructions on how to remove Certified Toolbar and search.certified-toolbar.com from your browser.

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    Ashley Tisdale [ Reply ]

    Also remove MyStart Search, Incredibar Search and anything what is related to Incredibar: Incredibar Toolbar, Games EN Toolbar API Server

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    Giedrius Majauskas [ Reply ]

    Mixi.DJ Toolbar is a desktop and browser application that can get installed to your system unintentionally

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