How to Uninstall shARES Toolbar from Windows
Did the shARES Toolbar sneak into your system without asking for your consent? If so, your browser settings must have been changed. Most users don’t know exactly how to change them back while suffering from such a problem. Reading this post will help you out of the dilemma.
The toolbar will forcibly adds another search engine to your web browsers after installation, which you might not notice, until someday you realize every time you open your browser, it’s not the original homepage presented.
And when you use it to search for something you need, it keeps display the sponsor links in the search result with several advertisement around. In the meantime, the query terms you typed in the box will be automatically collected, then it will know what users need the most, and provide corresponding promoting contents via its search engine.
To fully get rid of shARES Toolbar, it matters whether you take every step orderly. Please scroll down to read the tutorials, in which we provided different operations for three different web browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Manual Guides to Remove shARES Toolbar
1.Remove the plug-in from Control Panel
The plug-in may include several programs, such as shARES Toolbar Chrome Extension, shARES Toolbar Firefox Toolbar, shARES 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 shARES 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 shARES 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 shARES Toolbar from three widely-used browsers.
Remove shARES 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 shARES 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 shARES 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 the one it replaced 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 shARES Toolbar in the list, and click on “X” button at the right side;
(4)To change the homepage of Google Chrome from the one it replaced 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 shARES 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 shARES Toolbar
- Download, install, and start Max Uninstaller.
- Choose shARES 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”.
Considering the toolbar is more like monitoring your surfing behaviors than helping you find valuable information, you are suggested deleting it as soon as possible.
This software is surely an efficient method for common users to try, because it doesn’t require you to possess any regular skills, and most importantly, it’s totally safe. If getting help from a third-party tool has been one of your choices, remember not to download it from unofficial websites that may contain viruses.
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