DictionaryBoss Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what DictionaryBoss Toolbar is?

If you have downloaded DictionaryBoss Toolbar onto the Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers you may be surprised to find the home page and default search provider settings modified. Even though at first sight it may seem as if your browsers have been hijacked, in reality, the presented modifications are completely legitimate. In fact, you were introduced to the changes during the installation process. If you do not remember the suggestions to change your homepage to home.tb.ask.com and the default search provider to Ask Web Search, you must have rushed through the installation setup. Needless to say, most computer users install programs without taking a good look at the Privacy Policy or even at the additional programs set for automatic installation. Fortunately, this situation is not incorrigible and we can help you remove DictionaryBoss Toolbar and delete the undesirable Ask search tools.

The toolbar can be found at download.dictionaryboss.com where the promotion states that the plugin can help you access the best online dictionary resources. Without a doubt, the toolbar seems quite intriguing because it is free and it provides links to the services of Dictionary Boss Define, Word of the Day by dictionary.com, Spell Check by spellboy.com, Urban Dictionary and Wikipedia. Moreover, you can find links to the online radio and Facebook as well. DictionaryBoss Toolbar would be completely harmless if it weren't for the Ask search box. It is important that you do not utilize the search box and remove the Ask search tools corrupting your home page and default search provider. As research shows, the searches performed through these tools cannot provide reliable search results because they are filled with advertisement supported links. It has been discovered that other Mindspark Interactive Network tools, like Gaming Wonderland Toolbar or Vacation Xplorer, raise the same issues.
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If you wish to keep the toolbar running, we recommend that you at least change the home page and default search engine settings. You should also refrain from using the search box attached to the plugin. Overall, we recommend that you remove DictionaryBoss Toolbar as well as Ask search tools. You can perform this task manually; however, we also recommend you install a reliable spyware scanner to inspect your operating system for other running threats.

Delete DictionaryBoss Toolbar

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Move to the left of the Task Bar and click Start.
  2. Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click the unwanted toolbar and select Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and right-click the undesirable toolbar.
  3. Click Uninstall to complete the removal.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI start screen and select All apps.
  2. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Remove Ask search tools

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and click Search Providers.
  3. Click the undesirable provider, select Remove and Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T once more and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, change the Home Page and click OK.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and click the icon placed on the search box.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines.
  3. Remove the Ask Web Search and click OK.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Options.
  5. Click the General tab, overwrite the Home Page and click OK.

In non-techie terms:

DictionaryBoss Toolbar is not a malicious browser plugin; however, you certainly need to be cautious about its installation setup. If you are not careful, you may discover that your home page and search provider settings have been modified. To remove the undesirable search tools follow the manual removal instructions listed above.

Aliases: Dictionary Boss Toolbar.