Remove Sammsoft Toolbar – Simple Uninstall Guide
Sammsoft Toolbar is an assistant software that provides extensions for web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. It not only adds extra buttons of social networks, but also replaces both your default search engine and homepage.
Most users won’t intend to install such an add-on just because it provides other extensions considered to be valuable by its developer. Most of the times they are being tricked to install the stubborn add-on during another freeware’s installation process, after which it will forcibly display advertisements, coupons, and sponsored links in your search results.
Once it successfully gets onto your PC, all of its promotion activities are being carried out without asking your permission, which make you feel very insecure. And your concerns are right on account of those movements it secretly performs, such as accessing your accounts of social networks to acquire your personal information that can be used for earning profits.
To protect your computer from unknown programs’ invasion and prevent them from stealing your private data, you are suggested to get rid of Sammsoft Toolbar as soon as you can. Please refer to the instruction below:
Manual Guides to Remove Sammsoft Toolbar
1.Remove the plug-in from Control Panel
The plug-in may include several programs, such as Sammsoft Toolbar Chrome Extension, Sammsoft Toolbar Firefox Toolbar, Sammsoft Toolbar Internet Explorer Toolbar, etc. They are all those you need to delete from your computer. Steps are as follows:
(1)How to access 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.
Scroll through the list, if you find Sammsoft 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 Sammsoft 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 Sammsoft Toolbar from three widely-used browsers.
Remove Sammsoft Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox
(1)Open Firefox → click on (Firefox menu button) at the upper right corner.
(2)click (Help) → select “Troubleshooting Information.”
(3) Click on “Reset Firefox…” button showed on the right.
(4) 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 (Firefox menu button) at the upper right corner → choose “Add-ons.”
(2)Click the “Extensions” tab → click on “Remove” button appeared in the item of Sammsoft 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 Sammsoft Toolbar from Google Chrome
(1)Open Google Chrome → click on (menu) at the upper right corner → select “Tools” → click “Extensions.”
(2)The “Extension” tab will be presented like a web page, click on icon to remove the plug-in.
(3)To set the default search engine of Google Chrome from Ask.com Search 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 Sammsoft Toolbar in the list, and click on “X” button at the right side.
(4)To change the homepage of Google Chrome from home.tb.ask.com to its own default, click on (menu) → select “Settings” → click “Open the New Tab Page” under the “On Startup” section.
Last but not least: Remove Sammsoft 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.
Easier Approach to Remove Sammsoft Toolbar
- Download, install, and start Max Uninstaller.
- Choose Sammsoft 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”.
See? It’s quite simple for every user to operate. Totally hit the download button if you trust this tool to fulfill your requirements. Other than this add-on, you still need to deal with many unknown potentially unwanted programs in the future since you’re going to keep using your computer and surfing the Internet for a very long time, and it’s not easy to avoid all the “traps” appearing in your daily life.
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