|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.|
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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.
Step 3: Remove Passwordlogic automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Passwordlogic from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Passwordlogic from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Passwordlogic from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Passwordlogic from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Passwordlogic from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Passwordlogic from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Passwordlogic from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Passwordlogic from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Passwordlogic
Step 2: Uninstall Passwordlogic and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Passwordlogic 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 Passwordlogic there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Passwordlogic from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Passwordlogic 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.
- 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 Passwordlogic via Step 1 above:
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 Passwordlogic 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 Passwordlogic 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 Passwordlogic 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 Passwordlogic 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 Passwordlogic will be removed.
Eliminate Passwordlogic 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.