Do you know what BabyNameReady Tolbar is?
BabyNameReady Tolbar can be installed directly from its official website (http://www.babynameready.com/index.jhtml) or the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/babynameready/lpneoooheppillcmgbkaddjamlgegofp) if you use a Google Chrome browser, but our piece of advice for all the users would be not to click the Download/Install button because this browser plugin is considered a potentially unwanted program. This is nothing surprising – the majority of Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. toolbars are categorized as potentially unwanted software. It does not mean that these applications are harmful, but they often work in an undesirable way and, because of this, the majority of users decide to get rid of them. If you have not found BabyNameReady Tolbar very useful too, or you do not even know why you have it installed on your system, you should remove it today. Luckily, the deletion of potentially unwanted programs is usually not complicated at all.
BabyNameReady Tolbar is presented as a tool that will help to find a perfect baby name. To tell you the truth, the only thing this piece of software does in installing a tool that changes the default homepage and New Tab URL. The page set contains a search box powered by search.myway.com and several external links that open third-party websites with baby names, videos, and products. You could access all these pages even if you did not have BabyNameReady Tolbar installed on your computer. For example, you could access them with the click of a button if you bookmarked them, so we have some doubts about the usefulness of this Mindspark toolbar. Specialists have a negative opinion about the search tool the page set contains too. Research has clearly shown that it displays the modified Google search results. These search results are not malicious, but, in the worst-case scenario, they might redirect you to untrustworthy websites if you click on them. Therefore, we do not recommend using this search engine. Last but not least, as long as BabyNameReady Tolbar stays active on users’ computers, it automatically gathers various details about them, including websites visited, pages viewed, search results clicked, the content of undeleted cookies, software installed on the system, IP address, browser type and language, and other browser-related information. This is mainly the so-called non-personally identifiable information, but you should still not let BabyNameReady Tolbar collect it because it might be disclosed to third-party service providers, advertisers and ad networks, business partners, etc. Nobody knows what they will do with the received data.BabyNameReady Tolbar screenshot
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All potentially unwanted applications developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. are distributed in a similar way. That is, they travel inside software bundles consisting of more than one application. Also, specialists say that users might find pop-ups promoting toolbars on websites they visit. In most cases, these are P2P and similar pages. If you have nothing to do with the installation of the Mindspark toolbar, we see no reason why it should stay installed. As mentioned, you will remove it from the system quite easily, but it does not mean that you cannot end up with another potentially unwanted program if you act carelessly, i.e. install software from dubious pages and/or click on suspicious links and advertisements. We do not try to say here that you should stop surfing the Internet, but we want to encourage you to take action today in order to ensure the system’s maximum protection. What our security specialists recommend for all the users is installing a powerful antimalware scanner.
If you do not know why you have BabyNameReady Tolbar installed on your computer, or you have simply expected more from this browser plugin, you can delete it at any time. If it has affected your Internet Explorer, you could erase it using Control Panel. It will be slightly harder to remove it from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome because this can only be done via the Add-ons Manager, but we are sure you will manage to do that if you use the step-by-step removal guide you can find below this paragraph. Alternatively, you should know that untrustworthy programs can also be deleted automatically.
BabyNameReady Tolbar removal guide
- Click Start.
- Click Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable program and click Remove.
- Launch Run by tapping Win+R.
- Type Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select BabyNameReady Tolbar and click Uninstall.
- Open Mozilla Firefox and tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
- Select BabyNameReady Tolbar.
- Click Remove.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Select More tools.
- Open Extensions.
- Select BabyNameReady Tolbar from the list.
- Click the Trash button.
In non-techie terms:
BabyNameReady Tolbar is presented to users as a useful application that provides access to baby names, but research has shown that it is not as useful as it seems to be. It has turned out that it only sets a new page on users’ browsers thus changing their default homepages and New Tab URLs. Another reason it has been classified as a potentially unwanted program is the fact that it travels bundled together with other programs. In addition, the search tool it promotes might display the modified search results.