Do you know what Amazon Toolbar is?
Amazon Toolbar is a browser extension provided by Amazon online shopping mall. The browser extension supports Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers (currently does not work on Google Chrome), and it may be added on your browser if you are a registered Amazon user. However, in some cases users report that the Amazon Toolbar they have installed on their computers slows down their browser and displays a lot of pop-up advertisements. In such a case you are advised to remove Amazon Toolbar from your computer for good.
The question in this situation is – where have you downloaded Amazon Toolbar from? The extension is an absolutely legal piece of software which enhances shopping experience on Amazon. Based on the official website at Amazon.com, with the toolbar installed on your browser, you should be able to search Amazon each time you want, add various products to your Wish List instantly, and even check the most popular products in case you have no idea what to choose. Naturally, Amazon Toolbar does display a particular amount of commercial advertisements, because after all, it is part of a commercial giant, but it should not impede your overall browsing process.
Amazon Toolbar screenshot
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Nevertheless, if you have downloaded the toolbar from a third party website, then you may be up for some trouble. For example, if you choose to download Amazon Toolbar from such websites as cNet, Softpedia or Software Informer, it is very likely that the application will come bundled with unnecessary freeware, and it will not perform all the functions that are listed at the official website. It is common that Amazon Toolbar gets bundled with such freeware applications as Lucky Leap or MyPC Backup. They can slow down your system and even expose you to potential security threats.
Therefore, it is clear that if you want to have Amazon Toolbar on your browser, you should get it from the official website, otherwise you would end up installing a list of potentially unwanted programs on your PC that in the long run might even lead to a dangerous malware infection. At the same time, if you no longer want to utilize Amazon Toolbar, you can easily remove it via Control Panel. Check out the instructions below for manual removal. Also, if you had additional programs installed, scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner, to see whether you need any other files to be deleted as well. Take your system security seriously, and invest in a licensed computer safety tool.
Manual Amazon Toolbar Removal
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- When Charm bar appears, click Settings and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Amazon Toolbar.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Amazon Toolbar.
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Amazon Toolbar.
How to remove Amazon Toolbar from browser
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A for Add-ons Manager tab to open.
- Disable and remove Amazon Toolbar from Extensions.
- Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
- Remove Amazon Toolbar from Toolbars and Extensions.
- Press Alt+F and click Tools.
- Go to Extensions and remove Amazon Toolbar from the list.
Should you have any further questions, please leave me a comment below.
In non-techie terms:
Amazon Toolbar is a browser plug-in that enhances your shopping experience via Amazon. However, if it comes bundled with other programs it is for the best to remove Amazon Toolbar, because it would protect your PC from potential harm.