DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar is?

We do not identify DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar as a critically malicious browser add-on that requires immediate removal, but there are some risks to using, and we want to discuss these risks in this report. The first thing that we want to address is the associated search tool, Ask Search. When downloading DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar from its official website dailyrecipeguide.com, users are offered to change browser settings. While this is not obligatory, the modifications are automatic if you do not refuse them, which is why so many users are surprised to find home.tb.ask.com set as the home page. Even though to some users this is the biggest reason to delete DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar, we believe there are a few more important reasons for removal.DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar Removal GuideDailyRecipeGuide Toolbar screenshot
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DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar is not the first suspicious browser add-on that we have analyzed. In fact, this toolbar is identical to DownShotFree Toolbar, SuddenlyMusic Toolbar, and all other add-ons created by Mindspark Interactive Network. As you probably can tell by the names of these toolbars, they have different themes, and DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar, of course, is meant to help you find cooking recipes. Even though the links provided by this toolbar might seem harmless, it is always a good idea to research the source before you trust it. The same goes with the sponsored links that might be injected via Ask Search. You should also think about the removal of DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar-related tracking cookies. Even though these cookies do not collect personally identifiable information, they could be intrusive.

The manual removal of DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar is not complicated, but it is not recommended if you have installed this add-on bundled with other suspicious programs. In this case, we suggest employing automatic malware removal software that will delete DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar, as well as other threats without much of your interference. You can also follow the manual removal instructions posted below. Uninstall DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar from your PC to delete the Internet Explorer extension, and delete undesirable Chrome and Firefox add-ons directly from the browsers.

Delete DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar and Ask Search

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu from the Taskbar and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable program and click the Remove button.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu from the Taskbar and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar.
  3. Select Uninstall to remove this program from your PC.

Delete from Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Charm bar in Metro UI and click Search.
  2. Type Uninstall a program and open this utility.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove and click Uninstall.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F, and choose Settings.
  2. Move to On Startup, select Open a specific page or set of pages, and click Set pages.
  3. Change/remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.
  4. Select Show Home button under Appearance, click Change, and repeat step 3.
  5. Navigate to Search and click Manage search engines…
  6. Remove the undesirable search provider by clicking the X on its URL. Click Done.
  7. Simultaneously tap Alt+F again, move to More tools, and click Extensions.
  8. Get rid of the undesirable extension by clicking the recycling bin and selecting Remove.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser, navigate to the Firefox search box, and click the Search icon.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable search tool. Click OK.
  3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu and select Options.
  4. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page URL, and click OK.
  5. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A (Add-ons Manager) and select Extensions.
  6. Click the Remove button next to the unwanted add-on.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap keys Alt+T, and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. In the menu on the left select Search Providers and set a new default search provider.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu again and click Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page URL, and click OK.

In non-techie terms:

DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar is not a malicious threat, but it can open up certain security backdoors. Our malware researchers strongly suggest using automatic malware removal software to delete the threats that might have been installed with this toolbar. If additional threats do not exist, you can remove DailyRecipeGuide Toolbar using the guide above. Start a discussion in the comments section below if you have questions regarding this toolbar or its removal.