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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.
Quick menu: Quick solution to remove Glarysoft Virus
- 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.
- STEP 4. Remove isearch.glarysoft.com redirect from Safari.
Glarysoft Toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
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 lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Glarysoft Toolbar", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Glarysoft Toolbar, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Glarysoft Toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons 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 removal of the 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 wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla 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.
Computer users who have problems with isearch.glarysoft.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
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 wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
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. To avoid installation of glarysoft virus 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove glarysoft virus from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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