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Toolbar Cleaner Strips Toolbars, Add-ons, and Browser Helper Objects

If you’re trying to remove all the crap off a friend’s bogged down computer, Toolbar Cleaner is a handy little app that does a thorough job stripping away spammy toolbars, dubious add-ons, and browser helper objects.

Toolbar Cleaner is a free application that helps remove unwanted garbage from your Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome installations–including third-party toolbars, extensions/add-ons, and browser helper objects (plug-ins that modify your browser behavior and can contain malware). If you’re dealing with a machine drowning under all the toolbars and crapware that have snuck onto the system, it’s a nearly one-click solution to purging all of them.

Hit up the link below to read more about the software and grab a copy. Toolbar Cleaner is freeware, Windows only.

Toolbar Cleaner [via Freeware Genius]

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  • Published 11/6/12

Comments (10)

  1. Stumo

    WTF???
    I just installed this and it planted a new toolbar on my browser, hijacked my homepage with gunk (despite unchecking the box on installation) and left me with a VERY slow system.
    THANKS A LOT HTG!!!

  2. Grant

    I tried it, and it just crashes. Maybe not quite ready for prime time.

  3. Stumo

    ***AVOID***

  4. Erik

    There’s much better apps out there that can clean up much more stuff.
    CCleaner, Malwarebytes, HijackThis, Windows Defender, and Avast Antivirus are just a few that come to mind.

  5. paul

    Ignore this download. It`s full of spyware. Shame on you HTG!!!!!!!

  6. George

    It isn’t full of Spyware. De-select the two options and you’re fine. Overreact much?

  7. Barklee Sanders

    Or You Can Just Reset Internet Options , Way Quicker And You Don’t Have To Install Anything.

  8. Stumo

    @ George: ‘Overreact much’?
    I DID deselect the two options and it STILL added a toolbar and changed my home-page.
    Thankfully, I already have CCleaner and Malwarebytes on my system but no thanks to this pile of junk for adding unwanted clutter to my computer.
    Pfffffffft!

  9. TallPaul

    I kinda wanna install it now. Its like the computer version of touching something that says “wet paint”

  10. Squarepants

    @Barklee Sanders: Right on.

    Who needs sh*tware when you can do it yourself…your a geek aren’t you?!

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