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EasyDocMerge Toolbar Removal Manual

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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.

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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.

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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.

Also, when the toolbar`s privacy policy was reviewed, it was uncovered that even Mindspark admit that their product may be unsafe, which transfers the responsibility directly to the user.

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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.

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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.

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1. Restore the settings in your browser

1. Remove EasyDocMerge 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 EasyDocMerge and click “Remove

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After EasyDocMerge 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 EasyDocMerge and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After EasyDocMerge 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 EasyDocMerge 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 EasyDocMerge 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 EasyDocMerge
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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