Simplify Matters to Remove DictionaryBoss Toolbar
DictionaryBoss Toolbar is a assistant program developed by MindSpark. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and other frequently-used Web browsers, offering extra functions for Internet surfing, such as translation service, shortcut to Spell Check, Urban Dictionary, and similar sites.
Not every PC user needs those additional buttons, which might be considered as redundant occupation on the browser window. It slips into your PC through the tricky installation of some freeware when you rush to finish the process, neglecting those options’ default alteration —- “Install DictionaryBoss Toolbar,” or “Set your homepage as home.tb.ask.com.”
After successful installation, the plug-in will compulsorily put its own search engine (search.tb.ask.com) right below your browser’s default one, or on the start page it altered (home.tb.ask.com), so that it can collect the search terms from your queries, meanwhile show you the sponsored links and advertisements it expects you to see in your search results.
Some of the plug-in buttons can be momentarily hidden if you right-click it to do so, but every time after you open your browser, you still see them right there. Many people call it a virus. On the contrary, it’s not. that’s why anti-virus softwares won’t work this out.
No worries, reading this page will help you learn how to completely uninstall DictionaryBoss Toolbar ; )
Manually remove DictionaryBoss Toolbar
1. Remove the plug-in from Your Computer
The plug-in may include several programs, such as DictionaryBoss Toolbar Chrome Extension, DictionaryBoss Firefox Toolbar, DictionaryBoss Internet Explorer Toolbar, etc. They are all those you need to delete from your computer. Steps are as follows:
（1） Open the Control Panel;
Windows 8 user: two choices: (i) hover your mouse pointer at the lower right corner → Select “Search” → type in “control panel” → press “Enter” key → click on “Uninstall a program” under the Programs section;
(ii) Double-click “This PC” on desktop → click on “Open Control Panel” → click “Uninstall a program” under the Programs section;
Windows 7 user: click the “Start” button at the lower left corner → select “Control Panel” → click on “Uninstall a program” under the Programs section;
（2） You can see all the programs being listed in “Add/uninstall a program” on the pop-up window.
If you find DictionaryBoss Toolbar, or any of those above-mentioned programs in the list, it is definitely the target you need to hit;
Double-click it to activate its uninstaller program. After clicking a few “Next”s and a “finish” button, the plug-in shall be gone.
2. Uninstall DictionaryBoss Toolbar from web browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer).
In some cases, after you visit a website, the plug-in can be automatically added to your web browser without taking an installation package, which means you may not notice until the next time you open the browser.
If so, you will not able to track it in the program list of Control Panel. To correctly remove it, you need to manually restore your web browser’s setting (undo the unwanted changes).
I am hereby respectively giving specific methods for removing DictionaryBoss Toolbar from three widely-used browsers.
Remove DictionaryBoss Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox
(1)Open Firefox → click the orange “Firefox” button at the upper left corner → click “Help” → “Troubleshooting Information”;
(2) Click on “Reset Firefox…” button showed on the right.
(3) Firefox will close and be reset by itself, after which a window will show up, listing the details imported. You may click on the “Finish” button, and Firefox will open.
(1) Open Firefox → click the orange “Firefox” button at the upper left corner → choose “Add-ons”;
(2) Click the “Extensions” tab → click on “Remove” button appeared in the item of DictionaryBoss Toolbar;
(3) To reset the default search engine and homepage of Firefox from the toolbar’s website to its own default, download the SearchReset on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ → install it, and use it to restore the default homepage.
Remove DictionaryBoss Toolbar from Google Chrome
(3) To set the default search engine of Google Chrome from search.tb.ask.com to Google, click on (menu) at the upper right corner → select “Settings” → click “Manage search engines” in Search section → select Google, and click on “Make Default” button appeared → find DictionaryBoss Toolbar in the list, and click on “X” button at the right side;
Last but not least: Remove DictionaryBoss Toolbar from Internet Explorer
(1) Open Internet Explorer → click on the gear icon at the upper right corner → select “Internet options”;
(2) Click the “Advanced” tab in the box appeared → click on the “Reset” button
(3) Select the “Delete personal settings” in the Reset Internet Explorer Setting box → click “Reset”
(4) Wait until the resetting is finished → click “Close” in the confirmation dialogue box → click “OK”;
(5) Re-open Internet Explorer.
Better Approach to Remove DictionaryBoss Toolbar
- Download, install, and start Max Uninstaller;
- Choose DictionaryBoss Toolbar icon, and click “Run Analysis” in Step 1;
- Select the item presented, click “Complete Uninstall”, and click “Next” on the pop-up window to proceed the uninstall;
- Remove it from relevant web browser with Max Uninstaller’s Plug-in Cleaner;
- When it tells you “Please wait while it initializes the uninstall process.”, click “Scan Leftovers”;
- Select the item displayed in Step 3, and click “Delete Leftovers”.Bling bling, this is how you can simplify matters to eliminate DictionaryBoss Toolbar.
Broad Web-browsing interface returns after the plug-in being kicked out.
Trouble-free, time-saving, high-efficient, and good-looking. That’s the way PC maintenance ought to be. Consider this as an anti-malware program, under whose protection no more infection can set foot in your PC drive.
Hope you have the neatness back on your PC again this way.