What is Chatzum Toolbar and how to remove it?
Chatzum toolbar is a browser add-on which enhanced Facebook photo viewing experience - it magnifies photos when hovering over them. While this function can be found useful by social network users Chatzum can be categorized as an unwanted program for it's deceptive ways of installation and also for not complete uninstall process. By default when installed on your computer Chatzum toolbar will automatically change your browser's homepage to search.chatzum.com
The search engine that is presented in this new homepage is powered by Google search with slight modifications which makes sponsored results hard to distinguish from organic ones. Furthermore if you decide to remove Chatzum toolbar you will have to take several manual steps before this toolbar will be gone from all of your Internet browsers. The uninstall process from your operating system's control panel won't change your browser's settings to it's default - your homepage will still be search.chatzum.com and your browsers will have this toolbar. Chatzum toolbar is not a virus, it's a toolbar that uses deceptive strategy to not allow computer users to fully uninstall it using control panel. If you haven't installed this toolbar yourself or you did it by accident you should remove it from your computer.
Chatzum toolbar can be downloaded from it's homepage or through software distribution websites. This toolbar can also come as a bundle with some free software that you downloaded. To avoid installing Chatzum toolbar or other similar unwanted toolbars by accident you should always closely look at the windows which are displayed while you are installing some software (most commonly free) that you have downloaded from Internet. If you tend to install your software recklessly (just clicking "next" in the installation process) your Internet browsers could easily be crowded with such unwanted toolbars like chatzum. If you want to remove this browser add-on from your PC use these removal instructions.
Chatzum Toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "ChatZum Toolbar" and click Change, in the opened window click "Next".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "ChatZum Toolbar" and click Remove.
After uninstalling ChatZum Toolbar scan your computer for any left unwanted components. Use recommended anti-spyware software.
ChatZum Toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Uninstalling ChatZum Toolbar is not enough, remove the left unwanted components from your Internet browsers manually.
Remove ChatZum Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Zako Solutions LTD related entries (ChatZum Toolbar, TBSB09850) and disable them. After removing the add-ons change your homepage from search.chatzum.com to your preferred - Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove search.chatzum.com and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Remove ChatZum Toolbar from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "ChatZum.com" and "New Tab", select them and click on a trash can icon. To change your homepage from search.chatzum.com to you preferred - click on the wrench icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over ChatZum Search and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Remove ChatZum Toolbar from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "ChatZum Toolbar". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove search.chatzum.com and enter your preferred domain.