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Remove the Toolbar Called TypingFanatic

Name TypingFanatic
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The TypingFnatic toolbar can be regarded as a potentially unwanted application.
Symptoms The user may encounter different types of advertisements.
Distribution Method In freeware packages (bundling), or executing fake updates, clicking on random pop-up windows.
Detection tool Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By TypingFanatic

typing-fanatic-siteIn case you have a toolbar, going by the name of TypingFanatic on your browser, it is clear that you have installed yet another PUA(Potentially Unwanted Application) from the infamous Mindspark Interactive. They are notorious for making apps that may or may not be beneficial to the user. Most of the apps include third-party search engines like ask.com, which may allow them to display their ads. Mindspark is also notorious for employing a lot of various technologies to aggregate user information. Experts recommend to any user who has sensitive information and uses his PC and the internet for a working environment to remove any Mindspark related products, including TypingFanatic toolbar.

How Did I Install TypingFanatic Toolbar?

The toolbar can be directly added from its website in the form of an extension for Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and few other widely used web browsers. There it promises to test your typing skills and give you some other features. It is also a possibility that you may have installed TypingFanatic toolbar unknowingly by installing another free program you wanted to use. Some freeware app installers include such extensions and programs in their install processes, and they may slip in your PC in the background, unnoticed either in the installation steps or the EULA agreement.

TypingFanatic Toolbar – Why Is It Unwanted?

There are many reasons for which this toolbar is unwanted. One of them is, the privacy policy rules it may apply at any given state. First, Mindspark themselves regard their products as being unsafe in their privacy policy, and they advise the user to install them on their responsibility. Also, in the very same policy they stat that they may share some aggregated information with business partners. Such business partners may be advertisers investors and some other parties.

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Another disturbing fact is that when used, the toolbar employed several different types of cookies which were way over the regular number of tracking cookies most widely used browser extensions use. Yes, it was useful and does follow typing speed. However, the downside is it uses third-party links in the toolbar in the form of typing games. It also may employ ad-supported search results based on collected information. More to it than that, it features unnecessary third-party weather information and Facebook login. Experts recommend not to use the Facebook login tool since your passwords may be regarded as a user entered information and may be compromised eventually.

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Also, Mindspark is notorious for developing apps that are almost identical, and the only difference they have been the service that they may or may do to the user freely. Apps, such as MyradioAccess Toolbar, Cool Popular Games, AutoPcBackup Toolbar, EasyDocMerge Toolbar, FileSendSuite Toolbar, DownSpeedTest Toolbar, TrackAPackage Toolbar, SmsFromBrowser Toolbar, Email Fanatic Toolbar should not be trusted and experts advise to their removal as fast as possible.

TypingFanatic Toolbar – How To Remove?

There are several methods to remove Typing Fanatic manually from the computer. One of the most effective is illustrated in the manual below, and you should follow it to eradicate TypingFanatic toolbar from your computer and clean your browser. Also, make sure that you protect your computer and scan it for any abnormalities. One method for this to happen is downloading an advanced anti-malware program that will eradicate any threats and protect yours from future intrusions and unwanted apps like TypingFanatic.

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Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

1. Remove/Uninstall TypingFanatic
2. Restore the settings in your browser
3. Remove TypingFanatic automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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