Uber Search aims to bring the user the “best online search experience”. The Uber Search toolbar is supposed to help you “easily retrieve radio stations, games, stock quotes, and other information, perform search queries and launch chats via your social networks.” This may sound like a useful functionality, but experts report that the toolbar may surprise you with features you may not find that appealing.
How Is Uber Search Browser Add-On Distributed?
The Uber Search Toolbar can be downloaded from the official product page. The add-on can also be attached to your browser without you noticing during the installation of other free software you have downloaded online. Bundling is a commonly used distribution technique, the negative aspects of which can be easily avoided by selecting the Custom options. This way you can disallow potentially unsafe programs from entering your PC.
How Can Is Uber Search Browser Toolbar Affect My Computer?
Since the toolbar is capable of tracking browsing-related information, it may provide the user with relevant advertisement content. The promoted third-party ads may seem harmless or even be of interest to the user, but experts warn that clicking on them may expose the system to a risk. The user may get redirected to corrupted web pages that may lead to malware infiltration.
&rarr”your approximate geolocation, IP address, browser types, installation date, changes made in your system, time zone, operating system, whether you installed the software with administrative privileges, your default search providers, browser language, operating system language, whether the system is 32bit or 64bit and other information relating to your use of the Software and Services.”
The same Policy clearly states “Some of Uber-Search’s affiliates and partners have access to this statistical information.”
Mae sure to read the Terms and Conditions, the Policies, and the fine print messages every time you install new software on your computer.
How to Remove Uber Search from Your PC?
Although you will find a detailed instruction on how to uninstall the toolbar from your machine on the official Uber Search website, experts recommend running a full system scan in order to detect and remove any files that may have been left on the machine. We provide a removal manual that will help you delete Uber Search or any adware program from your computer permanently.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Uber Search Toolbar from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Uber Search Toolbar from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Uber Search Toolbar from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Uber Search Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Uber Search Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Uber Search Toolbar from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Uber Search Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Uber Search Toolbar from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Uber Search Toolbar
Step 2: Uninstall Uber Search 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 Uber Search 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 Uber Search Toolbar there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Uber Search Toolbar from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Uber Search 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 Uber Search 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 Uber Search Toolbar files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Uber Search Toolbar, 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 Uber Search 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 Uber Search 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 Uber Search 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 Uber Search 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 Uber Search Toolbar will be removed.
Eliminate Uber Search 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.