Do you know what MyTransitGuide Toolbar is?
MyTransitGuide Toolbar is not a clone of DailyLocalGuide Toolbar, EasyPDFCombine Toolbar, CursorMania Tool, and other well-known Mindspark Interactive Network browser extensions, but it is clear that all of these programs have been created by the same company. Even though it might seem as if the services provided by these extensions are different, ultimately all Mindspark programs have one goal: To promote the services of third-parties. Luckily, MyTransitGuide Toolbar does not lead its users to malware infested sites and does not display misleading content. Nonetheless, many Windows are looking for a way to delete MyTransitGuide Toolbar from their operating systems. Should you remove this application as well?MyTransitGuide Toolbar screenshot
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The official purpose of MyTransitGuide Toolbar is to help you plan your trips, which is why this add-on displays links to sites related to maps, trip planners, train routes, and car services. Of course, these services are not what leads users to delete this toolbar. In fact, you do not need to be as concerned about these links as you should be about the links presented via search.tb.ask.com. If you download MyTransitGuide Toolbar bundled with Ask Search – which is your choice – it is likely that you will use home.tb.ask.com services. If instead of deleting this search tool, you use it to browse the web, you will be presented to search pages filled with ads and sponsored links. It is up to you to decide whether this search engine is trustworthy or not, but we do not recommend interacting with sponsored links. Note that you don’t have to remove MyTransitGuide Toolbar if you want to delete Ask Search.
Computer users usually choose to remove both MyTransitGuide Toolbar and Ask Search software, simply because the suspicious search tools decrease their trust in the toolbar. Of course, the toolbar uses data-recording cookies, and it is affiliated to unpredictable third-parties, which means that there are risks to using MyTransitGuide Toolbar as well. We have provided a comprehensive removal guide that will help you delete MyTransitGuide Toolbar from your operating system and web browsers. These instructions also show how to remove Ask Search. We do not recommend relying completely on the manual removal, because the programs installed with MyTransitGuide Toolbar could be more dangerous, and you might have to employ different removal methods. Of course, the safest choice would be installing automatic malware removal software to delete all unreliable programs.
Delete MyTransitGuide Toolbar (Internet Explorer)
Delete from Windows 8/Windows 8.1:
- Launch RUN (Win+R) and enter Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program to find the installed applications.
- Right-click the program you wish to remove and click Uninstall.
Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:
- Move to the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen and click the Windows logo
- Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program (under Programs).
- Right-click and Uninstall the application you have decided to remove.
Delete from Windows XP:
- Click the Start button on the left of the Taskbar.
- Select Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Move to Change or Remove Programs and Remove MyTransitGuide Toolbar.
Remove MyTransitGuide Toolbar (Chrome and Firefox)
Remove from Google Chrome:
- Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
- Select More tools and click Extensions.
- Click the trash icon next to the unwanted extension and select Remove.
- In the menu on the left select Settings.
- Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages and overwrite/delete the undesirable URL.
- Under Appearance mark Show Home button.
- Click Change and overwrite/delete the undesirable URL.
- Navigate to Search and click Manage search engines.
- Remove the unwanted search tool by clicking the X mark on its URL and select Done.
Remove from Mozilla Firefox:
- Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
- Select Options and click the General tab.
- Overwrite/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
- Click the Search icon on the Firefox search box.
- Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable option. Click OK.
- Open Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A) and select Extensions.
- Remove the undesirable extension.
Remove from Internet Explorer:
- Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
- Choose Manage Add-ons and go to Search Providers.
- Choose a new default search engine, Remove the undesirable one, and click Close.
- Tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
- Click the General tab and move to the Home Page.
- Change/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.
In non-techie terms:
You can delete MyTransitGuide Toolbar from your operating system, but this is not a necessity. We are more concerned about the search tools that come bundled with MyTransitGuide Toolbar, because they can show sponsored links and ads. Use the manual removal method to remove the toolbar and the search tools, and install a reliable, up-to-date malware removal tool to delete more unreliable infections that could have been installed with MyTransitGuide Toolbar.