|Short Description||The TypingFnatic toolbar can be regarded as a potentially unwanted application.|
|Symptoms||The user may encounter different types of advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages (bundling), or executing fake updates, clicking on random pop-up windows.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By TypingFanatic|
In case you have a toolbar, going by the name of TypingFanatic on your browser, it is clear that you have installed yet another PUA(Potentially Unwanted Application) from the infamous Mindspark Interactive. They are notorious for making apps that may or may not be beneficial to the user. Most of the apps include third-party search engines like ask.com, which may allow them to display their ads. Mindspark is also notorious for employing a lot of various technologies to aggregate user information. Experts recommend to any user who has sensitive information and uses his PC and the internet for a working environment to remove any Mindspark related products, including TypingFanatic toolbar.
How Did I Install TypingFanatic Toolbar?
The toolbar can be directly added from its website in the form of an extension for Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and few other widely used web browsers. There it promises to test your typing skills and give you some other features. It is also a possibility that you may have installed TypingFanatic toolbar unknowingly by installing another free program you wanted to use. Some freeware app installers include such extensions and programs in their install processes, and they may slip in your PC in the background, unnoticed either in the installation steps or the EULA agreement.
TypingFanatic Toolbar – Why Is It Unwanted?
Another disturbing fact is that when used, the toolbar employed several different types of cookies which were way over the regular number of tracking cookies most widely used browser extensions use. Yes, it was useful and does follow typing speed. However, the downside is it uses third-party links in the toolbar in the form of typing games. It also may employ ad-supported search results based on collected information. More to it than that, it features unnecessary third-party weather information and Facebook login. Experts recommend not to use the Facebook login tool since your passwords may be regarded as a user entered information and may be compromised eventually.
Also, Mindspark is notorious for developing apps that are almost identical, and the only difference they have been the service that they may or may do to the user freely. Apps, such as MyradioAccess Toolbar, Cool Popular Games, AutoPcBackup Toolbar, EasyDocMerge Toolbar, FileSendSuite Toolbar, DownSpeedTest Toolbar, TrackAPackage Toolbar, SmsFromBrowser Toolbar, Email Fanatic Toolbar should not be trusted and experts advise to their removal as fast as possible.
TypingFanatic Toolbar – How To Remove?
There are several methods to remove Typing Fanatic manually from the computer. One of the most effective is illustrated in the manual below, and you should follow it to eradicate TypingFanatic toolbar from your computer and clean your browser. Also, make sure that you protect your computer and scan it for any abnormalities. One method for this to happen is downloading an advanced anti-malware program that will eradicate any threats and protect yours from future intrusions and unwanted apps like TypingFanatic.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove TypingFanatic from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of TypingFanatic from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove TypingFanatic from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase TypingFanatic from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall TypingFanatic from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove TypingFanatic from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate TypingFanatic from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove TypingFanatic from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove TypingFanatic
Step 2: Uninstall TypingFanatic 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 TypingFanatic 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 TypingFanatic there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of TypingFanatic from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall TypingFanatic 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 TypingFanatic 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 TypingFanatic files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as TypingFanatic, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove TypingFanatic 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 TypingFanatic 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 TypingFanatic 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 TypingFanatic 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 TypingFanatic will be removed.
Eliminate TypingFanatic 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.