EasyDocMerge Toolbar is a suspicious browser extension, developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. and is considered by some security experts to be a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). The toolbar can be added to one of the widely used browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari) from the website easydocmerge.com or by being bundled with other free software, downloaded online. Many people consider the app unsafe because it works with many third parties, and some of the user information may be exposed.
EasyDocMerge Toolbar – What Does It Do?
Like many other Mindspark products, such as FileSendSuite, GoUnzipToolbar, Convert Docs Now, SMSFromBrowser, TrackaPackage, Downspeedtest the toolbar may come in combination with other free software as an extra. The average internet users tend to miss few steps during the installation process, and this is the most often reason, similar PUPs can get into the computer.
As soon as it is installed, the extension prompts the user to accept new settings and homepage and requests certain permissions to run. Typical for Mindspark, there are the permissions to manage all apps, downloads, and themes and to read and change the data on the visited websites. These permits usually are being requested by adware PUPs to display targeted advertisements in the form of annoying pop-up messages. Those ads may be based on information gathered from cookie files on the computer that track the user interests. The third party sites from those very ads may conceal various risks from the user. Some of them may steal user credentials such as financial information, etc. Some of them may use various tricks to install malware on the user PC.
After installation, when the usual PC scan with antima-lware scanner program was performed, some potential threats to the information on the machine were discovered.
The antimalware scanner identified 219 infections on the system, all connected with EasyDocMerge. Most of them are connected with tracking cookies and were in the /extensions folder in Google Chrome directory.
Also when we examined the service the toolbar, provides, we have discovered that it does not have its service. So at the bottom line, we have a toolbar, using other sites for the service it claims to provide, which collects different information from the PC to possibly display content based on that.
Remove EasyDocMerge Toolbar
In case you feel like you might have entered and provided your information online for no good reason, it is highly recommended to remove this PUP from your computer. To do this, you should follow the tutorial below. If you are not a professional in cyber-security, it is recommended to download and install an antimalware tool that will protect you from any future threats.
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