Also Known As: Glarysoft Virus, Type: Browser Hijacker, Distribution: High
Damage level: Low
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
Glarysoft Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to isearch.glarysoft.com?
What is isearch.glarysoft.com?
Glarysoft Ltd. is a reputable developer of various software packages for PC users. This company's popular products include Glary Utilities, Disk SpeedUP, etc. These are legitimate programs and in no way related to malware or virus infections, however, free versions of these programs and other free software developed by Glarysoft, installs an unwanted toolbar to users' Internet browsers, redirecting them to isearch.glarysoft.com Installation of this toolbar is prevented by unchecking several ticks from the free software installation windows.
Computer users should be careful when installing free software downloaded from the Internet, since many free software developers, including Glarysoft, use toolbars to monetize their free products. isearch.glarysoft.com uses a customized Google search bar and delivers legitimate organic search results, however, the sponsored results are often unrelated to the original search query. Each time computer users click the sponsored results, Google search revenues are shared with Glarysoft.
Having a Glarysoft toolbar installed on your Internet browser does not necessarily mean that your computer is infected with malware or viruses, however, if you do not wish your browser to redirect to isearch.glarysoft.com, use the removal instructions provided here.
- What is isearch.glarysoft.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove isearch.glarysoft.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove isearch.glarysoft.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
Glarysoft 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".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs"
WIndows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Glarysoft Toolbar", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
Glarysoft Toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Glarysoft Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Glarysoft Ltd related entries (Glarysoft Toolbar, TBS805810 Class) and disable them.
To change your homepage from isearch.glarysoft.com to your preferred domain: Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove isearch.glarysoft.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with redirects to hxxp://isearch.glarysoft.com, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove Glarysoft Toolbar from FireFox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Glarysoft Toolbar".
To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) and then select "Options", in the opened window remove isearch.glarysoft.com and enter your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with redirects to hxxp://isearch.glarysoft.com, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click the Firefox menu,in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
After uninstalling Glarysoft Toolbar, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.
A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in isearch.glarysoft.com Redirect distribution:
To avoid installation of isearch.glarysoft.com Redirect be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:
Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.
Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:
- Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
- Appearance of new toolbars.
- Slow performance of Internet browsers.
- New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
- You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
- You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
- You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.
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