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Remove My Forms Toolbar from Firefox, Explorer

My Forms Toolbar is promoted as a built-in browser utility that finds governmental forms, legal and educational information.

Name My Forms Toolbar
Type Adware, Browser Toolbar
Short Description The toolbar should find governmental forms and legal forms. However, it may be ad-supported.
Symptoms Ads are displayed.
Distribution Method Bundling.
Detection Tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by My Forms Toolbar
User Experience Join our forum to start a discussion about My Forms Toolbar.

According to Enigma Software researchers, the toolbar can be downloaded from MyFormsFinder.com, as well as from other freeware websites. It is most likely compatible with Firefox and Explorer. However, users should pay attention to the fact that the toolbar is a part of Mindspark Interactive Network’s portfolio. The STF team has reviewed many products developed by Mindspark only to conclude that the majority of them fall into the adware category of software. Because of its distribution method, an adware, or an ad-supported program is often referred as potentially unwanted.

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My Forms Toolbar Technical Description

Once added to the browser, the toolbar may act as a browser hijacker and may change the user’s home page and search page to www(dot)ask.com. The collaboration between Mindspark Interactive and Ask.com is not a secret to anyone. Most Mindspark products typically include ask.com as a default search and home page in the Download Agreement. Another thing that these products have in common is their Privacy Policy, which is in fact Mindspark’s.

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We have already analyzed Mindspark’s PP. This is where it is stated that the company collects both personally identifiable and non-identifiable information. Collected data may be shared with:

→Authorized service providers: We may share your Personal Information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf (…).

→Business partners: When you engage in promotions offered through the MS Services, we may share Personal Information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant’s offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to that merchant.

→Other IAC businesses. We are part of the IAC family of businesses (www.iac.com). We may share information we collect, including Personal Information, with our IAC companies. Sharing information with our IAC family companies enables us to provide you with information about a variety of products and services that might interest you.

In addition, My Forms Toolbar may be ad-supported, which means that third party links and advertisements will appear during browsing. Interacting with ad-supported content is not considered safe – the user may be redirected to phishing pages and scamming websites.

PLEASE NOTE

Ad-supported software often applies tracking technologies to the browser – persistent cookies, DOMs, beacons, etc. This means that your online activities may be monitored for further marketing campaigns, and that your information may be shared with unknown third parties and affiliate partners.

If by any chance you land on a page that prompts you to give away any of your personal information (including banking details), you should close it immediately. Then, running a full-system scan is advisory. Even though My Forms Toolbar can be uninstalled manually from the browser, it may have altered the Windows Registry. Some PUPs may leave leftover files on the system, as well.

My Forms Toolbar Removal Options

In case you feel that you no longer need the toolbar, you can uninstall it with the help of the removal guide below the article. If you haven’t downloaded the toolbar, removing it with an AV program is highly advisory. This means that you have executed a bundled download, and you haven’t unchecked My Forms Toolbar from a freeware installer.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall My Forms Toolbar in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall My Forms Toolbar.

    Step 2: Remove My Forms Toolbar from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select My Forms Toolbar and click “Remove

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    After My Forms Toolbar is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate My Forms Toolbar and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After My Forms Toolbar is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select My Forms Toolbar to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After My Forms Toolbar has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on My Forms Toolbar
    Click ‘Uninstall’

    uninstall-fig14

    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall My Forms Toolbar. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the My Forms Toolbar will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove My Forms Toolbar automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all My Forms Toolbar associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the My Forms Toolbar threat: Manual removal of My Forms Toolbar requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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