Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is AllMyWeb?
The AllMyWeb (or Scenic Reflections) toolbar is a browser add-on, which claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling quick Internet searches and displaying quick links to Facebook, weather reports, email, etc.
While such added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users install AllMyWeb inadvertently without their consent when downloading and installing free software. Therefore, the AllMyWeb toolbar is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.
Today, most freeware download websites and freeware developers employ 'download clients' and various 'installers' to monetize their free services.
Internet users should be aware that download clients offer installation of advertised browser plug-ins (including the AllMyWeb.com browser hijacker) and some conceal the 'decline' button, which can otherwise be used to opt-out of them.
Furthermore, free software installers can lead to unwilling installation of potentially unwanted applications, since they often hide 'bundled' installation of adware behind 'Typical' or 'Quick' installation options.
Following successful installation, the Scenic Reflections toolbar modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning allmyweb.com and yahoo.com to the homepage and default search engine fields respectively.
Users are able to opt-out of these changes, however, many users do not pay close enough attention to the download and installation steps of free software, and thus, inadvertently install unwanted browser redirects.
The AllMyWeb.com browser hijacker is similar to other potentially unwanted applications, which install on Internet browsers via a deceptive software marketing method called bundling. Examples include Linkey, v9.com, and FLV toolbar.
To avoid installation of these browser settings-changing programs, express caution when downloading free software - inspect each download step and decline installation of any advertised browser plug-ins. When installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal any bundled adware listed for installation.
While the AllMyWeb toolbar can be uninstalled from the Control Panel, users must revert their homepage and default search engine settings manually, since uninstalling this toolbar does not roll back the settings to the previous values. Computer users who have unwillingly installed the AllMyWeb toolbar can use this removal guide to eliminate it from their Internet browsers.
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- What is AllMyWeb.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall ScenicReflections Toolbar and Anti-phishing Domain Advisor applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove AllMyWeb.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove AllMyWeb.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove AllMyWeb.com extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
AllMyWeb.com redirect removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "ScenicReflections Toolbar" and "Anti-phishing Domain Advisor", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs (which cause browser redirects to the allmyweb.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
AllMyWeb.com removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Remove Scenic Reflections toolbar from Internet Explorer extensions:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "ScenicReflections Toolbar" and "Updater For ScenicReflections Toolbar", select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://www.allmyweb.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Yahoo Search".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the scenic reflections toolbar, 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:
Remove ScenicReflections toolbar from Mozilla Firefox extensions:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove the "ScenicReflections Toolbar".
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.allmyweb.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "yahoo"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with scenic reflections toolbar 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox 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.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the scenic reflections toolbar, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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