Freecause Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what Freecause Toolbar is?

Freecause Toolbar is yet another browser plug-in from Conduit Ltd, the development platform that is famous for all the wrong reasons. It is available for download at, where the creators try to convince you it is only well-meaning with Norton and McAfee security stamps. You should note, though, that those badges only mean that the site you are currently on is safe and not infected with malware, the extension itself has not been subject to the scans. Despite the download website being safe, it is still a better idea to remove Freecause Toolbar than to leave it in your computer, for various reasons.

Just like other programs from Conduit – Internet Helper Toolbar, RadioRage Toolbar and others – this particular toolbar comes with the same Privacy Policy, which has much less to do with privacy than it has with trying to remain unaccountable. This is the biggest problem of this toolbar and the main reason why you should delete Freecause Toolbar. Here are a few excerpts from the said policy so that you can see for yourself why it is so shady:

<…> These Cookies collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search services. This information may be shared with third party applications <…>.
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The information collected and stored by these Cookies may include Personally Identifiable Information <…>.

In the event Conduit goes through a business transition <…> your information may be among the assets transferred. <…>

Some of these tools may give these third parties the ability to access, collect store and/or share your information <…>.

After installing the toolbar the first thing that changes is the speed of your browser – it decreases quite noticeably. Then you will see the programs that were bundled with Freecause toolbar: PasswordBox and TuneUp Utilities 2013. One could argue about their usefulness, however, any program that basically sneaks into your computer is not really worth your trust. The only consolation here is that you would have to specifically check the boxes for your home page and search to be changed to Conduit Search, which seems to be a new practice of theirs. These details may differ slightly if Freecause Toolbar were the drive-by download itself and you did not consent to installing it specifically, but the essence of the matter stays absolutely the same.

After considering all that, it seems pretty logical to remove Freecause Toolbar along with other extensions and/or programs it came together with. Good news is that it looks like the removal of this extension is not too complicated. However, the plug-in does contain various third-party links and such set-ups often lead to sneaky computer infections. This is why after successfully eliminating the unwanted programs you should absolutely scan your computer’s system with a strong and reliable security tool to double-check for any potential threats.

Freecause Toolbar Removal Guide

Windows 8:

  1. Go to Metro UI screen.
  2. Right-click any program.
  3. A bar will appear on the bottom of the screen, click Uninstall on it.
  4. Programs and Features will open.
  5. Select and uninstall the unwanted programs.

Windows Vista/7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Click on and uninstall the unauthorized programs.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select and uninstall the programs you do not want.

Removal Guide for browsers

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Select the Extensions tab.
  3. Disable and Remove the unwanted extensions.
  4. Restart your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Extensions on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the bin icon next to each unauthorized add-on to delete them.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Go to Add-ons.
  3. Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.
  4. Disable and Remove the extensions you do not want.

In non-techie terms: Freecause Toolbar is a browser extension from the unreliable Conduit Ltd development platform. Its Privacy Policy is very problematic, plus, its third party links may lead to computer infections, so you should delete Freecause Toolbar without hesitation.

Aliases: FreecauseToolbar.