Total Recipe Search Toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to home.mywebsearch.com and search.mywebsearch.com?
Total Recipe Search Toolbar is a browser add-on which adds shortcuts to various recipes (daily recipe, healthy meals, new recipes etc.) to your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox). Having such shortcuts added to your browsers might sound as a good idea, but there's a downside of having Total Recipe Search toolbar installed on your computer. When installing this browser add-on your Internet browser's homepage and default search engine will be changed to home.mywebsearch.com and search.mywebsearch.com This happens because this toolbar is powered by Mindspark, a company which is responsible for creating various web applications which uses deceptive strategy of redirecting PC users to the mentioned websites.
Such redirects are done for monetization purposes, you will notice that when using Total Recipe Search toolbar's search bar you will be taken to search.mywebsearch.com While the organic search results are legitimate you will notice that there are some shady sponsored results presented when using this website. Clicking on such results may lead to installation of other unwanted browser add-ons or even malware. Furthermore the mentioned website is using cookies and your Internet browsing habits are being tracked. The collected information could be sold to third parties. Using search.mywebsearch.com website doesn't give any real benefits and to my mind Internet users would be more safe in they would stick with legitimate search engines. (Google,Bing, Yahoo)
Total Recipe Search Toolbar can be downloaded from it's homepage totalrecipesearch.com or it may come bundled with free software that are available on the Internet. When installing this or any other toolbar computer users should use cautious and look at every installation window, the change of the default Internet browser's search engine and homepage could be avoided by unchecking some ticks. If you feel that you haven't installed this toolbar on your computer or you have done so by accident you can use the provided removal guide to help you eliminate Total Recipe Search Toolbar and it's redirects.
Total Recipe Search Toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar" select it and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar" select it and click Remove.
After uninstalling Total Recipe Search Toolbar scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
Total Recipe Search Toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Total Recipe Search Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Total Recipe Search Toolbar related entries (TotalRecipeSearch, Toolbar BHO, Search Assistant BHO) and disable them. To change your homepage from unwanted one to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove unwanted URL and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Remove Total Recipe Search Toolbar from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "TotalRecipeSearch". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove unwanted URL and enter your preferred domain.