FileSendSuite is a suspicious toolbar that comes in the form of a browser extension and is developed by Mindspark Inc. that are well known for collecting various types of information from the user. FileSendSuite is considered by some to be a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that installs tracking cookies on user PCs and aggregates different types of information from the user. Such toolbars may come bundled with downloaded third-party software as a ‘free extra’, so users should be careful when they install freeware for optional extras.
FileSendSuite – How Does It Work?
The toolbar claims to provide file sharing services, such as URL sharing, Email file sharing. It also claims to support Video file sharing, Image file sharing and Document sharing as bonuses. We have decided to install it to find out what exactly the program does for the user.
As visible, the company does not restrict itself when it comes to distributing and collecting personal information, which is considered by many to be a profitable business. They state that they may share such information in the event of an asset sale. Also, when we prompted to install the toolbar on Google Chrome, the extension required some suspicious permissions to be installed, shown below.
When we installed the extension, the first detail that we noticed was that it changed our ‘Home Page’ and our ‘New Tab’ page to int.search.myway.com which displays Google results. We have also noticed that this search engine installed several types of tracking cookies on our computer, according to Mindspark’s policy. Also, we saw some other interesting eyebrow-raising details, such as the fact that the home search engine displayed ad-supported results on top of the Google search results.
However, the most distinct detail hinting us that this software does not provide an actual service were the service apps in the toolbar itself. These buttons weren’t standalone applications for file sharing. Instead they were redirects to third-party services.
So, bottom line is that this toolbar hijacks your browser and installs cookies to gather your personal and non-personal information. It may or may not share it with third parties and does not provide any actual service, besides the file converting app on it.
How To Get Rid Of FileSendService?
In case you feel convinced that you need to uninstall this toolbar, you should act swiftly. First, it is highly recommended to guide yourself by the tutorial, provided for you in this paragraph. Second, be advised that you should download professional software that specializes in detecting and eliminating future malware and non-malware threats from your computer.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove FileSendSuite Toolbar from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of FileSendSuite Toolbar from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove FileSendSuite Toolbar from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase FileSendSuite Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall FileSendSuite Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove FileSendSuite Toolbar from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate FileSendSuite Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove FileSendSuite Toolbar from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FileSendSuite Toolbar
Step 2: Uninstall FileSendSuite Toolbar and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by FileSendSuite Toolbar on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by FileSendSuite Toolbar there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of FileSendSuite Toolbar from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall FileSendSuite Toolbar and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove FileSendSuite Toolbar via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove FileSendSuite Toolbar from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase FileSendSuite Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall FileSendSuite Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove FileSendSuite Toolbar from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the FileSendSuite Toolbar will be removed.
Eliminate FileSendSuite Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.