Xfinity toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to xfinity.comcast.net?
XFinity toolbar is a browser add-on created by Comcast. It's a browser extension which allows to quickly access email, voicemail, xfinity TV and other features that are used by xfinity high speed Internet customers. This browser add-on is not related to malware or virus infections however it can be categorized as an unwanted application due to recent complains from computer users stating that this toolbar was installed to their Internet browser without their consent and that they receive unwanted coupon ads. When installed on user's computer xfinity toolbar changes Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) default homepage to xfinity.comcast.net and default search engine to search.comcast.net (this change can be opted out in the installation process of this toolbar).
Furthermore xfinity toolbar displays coupon deals while computer users visit online shopping websites. As xfinity toolbar is not related to virus or malware infections it's installation without user's consent is highly unlikely, however such situation may occur if xfinity toolbar was installed on user's computer together with some free software downloaded from the Internet. To avoid installation of unwanted toolbar always closely inspect every installation window of free software that you are installing on your computer. Disallow any changes to be made to your Internet browsers settings (homepage, default search engine).
XFinity toolbar is a useful browser add-on which is used by many Comcast Internet users, it's not related to malware or viruses. The only situation when you would need to follow this removal guide is if you feel that you haven't installed this toolbar by yourself, and you feel annoyed by coupon ads by comcast. Redirects to xfinity.comcast.net and search.comcast.net are directly related to installation of xfinity toolbar. Use the provided information to set your Internet browser settings to default values.
XFinity toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "XFINITY Toolbar" select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "XFINITY Toolbar" select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling XFinity Toolbar scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
XFinity toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove XFinity Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Visicom Media Inc. related entries (XFINITY Toolbar, Updater For XFIN_PORTAL) and disable them. To change your homepage from xfinity.comcast.net to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove xfinity.comcast.net and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Remove XFinity Toolbar from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "XFINITY Toolbar". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove xfinity.comcast.net and enter your preferred domain.
Reset Google Chrome settings:
To change your homepage in Google Chrome: Click "Bars" icon (top right corner), select "Settings", in "On Startup section" click on "Set pages" (open a specific page or set of pages), remove comcast.net and enter your preferred.
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click on the "Bars" icon (top right corner), select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove XFinity Search and add your preferred.