|Short Description||The page may look like a regular search engine with links to well-known pages. Features a toolbar on top.|
|Symptoms||The user may have the website set as his homepage without his approval. Slows down the page loading reponse. Sets custom search engine for home page as well as new tab page.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Passwordlogic|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Passwordlogic.|
Passwordlogic is yet another toolbar developed by Mindspark incorporated which essentially has the same purpose and extension name as another Mindspark product, called SmarterPassword Toolbar. What is particularly interesting about this toolbar is that it has been reported to administer ad-supported search results and change the affected PC’s search engine to ask.com after a prompt during install. Since it has third-party sites relations, like other products by Mindspark, some of them may eventually be threats to user PC, researchers claim. They strongly advise for the removal of this nasty browser hijacker from your computer.
Passwordlogic Toolbar – How Did I Get It?
There is a huge chance that Passwordlogic has been downloaded to your PC by either being redirected straight to its download page or by letting it slip via bundled download. Bundling installs are the most widely used tool for marketing by third-party software providing websites for direct download and torrent engines. Most users don`t even notice bundled apps while they download their favourite programs online and this is why they are strongly advised to get them only from the official sites, if possible.
Passwordlogic Browser Hijacker in Detail
Before installation, the toolbar itself ask for certain pemessins in order to manage different portions of the browser, read and write permissions on applications and others. The application also wants to be able to change site data, which points out most likely to highlighted text pop-up moditifications.
Furthermore, the software sets ask.com search as the default search engine, the new tab and the home page of the browser as well. This means that any of the user searches at this point may pass through different types of cookies that track the information needed to enforce the above mentioned permissions.
What is more, this particular toolbar uses a variety of third-party services on it and may display different advertisements based on data collected by the cookies it employs.
The toolbar also features links to external third-party websites providing similar services and what is more it has several different tools, like testing how strong your password is and making custom passwords.
Finally, the reason that this toolbar is rendered unsafe is that it is ad-driven i.e. may lead to suspicious third-party sites. The hijacker may also have the ability to cause browser redirect and create objects in the Windows Registry or file system that may make it harder to manually uninstall.
Removing SmarterPassword Toolbar Fully
In case you want to remove this particular toolbar completely from your computer, you should first follow the step-by step manual outlined for you below. What is more, it is important that you detect and remove any leftover files or just to check for any malware infections you may have become a victim to. To do this, the best solution for you would be to download an advanced anti-malware program, capable of protecting you from any intrusions of such unwanted toolbars and malware as well as detecting and removing them from the computer.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Passwordlogic 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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Passwordlogic.
Step 2: Remove Passwordlogic from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Passwordlogic and click “Remove”
After Passwordlogic is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Passwordlogic 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’.
After Passwordlogic has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Passwordlogic
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Passwordlogic. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Passwordlogic will be removed.