Swagbucks Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what Swagbucks Toolbar is?

Swagbucks Toolbar is a browser extension which has been created by Prodege LLC and which is available from swagbucks.com. The application requires you to register in order to enjoy the full service package, and in return you are enabled to earn virtual bucks which supposedly could be exchanged for various attractive products. Note that the application is also known as Swag Bucks Community Toolbar which has been developed by Conduit. You may already be familiar with Virtualdj Toolbar, B1 Toolbar and a number of other applications produced by the same company. These browser extensions share the same privacy policies which disclose that various web cookies can be utilized to collect information about your virtual habits. Please continue reading to learn more about Swagbucks Toolbar removal.

Even though Swagbucks Toolbar is an authentic browser extension, its ability to track your virtual activity is quite worrying. Please see a few extracts from the Privacy Policy:

When you sign up for the Swagbucks.com Sites you will be required to share information that identifies you personally
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We may also use cookies to help us provide personalized features and preferences to you within the various Swagbucks.com Sites in a way that may be linked to individual user information that you elect to share with us.

Swagbucks.com may push you into registering for its services; however, you should be extremely cautious about sharing your identifiable information if it could be tracked by suspicious HTTP cookies. Yes, most websites and browser applications use cookies; however, this does not mean that it is safe. Note that you should also be cautious about the changed home page and search engine, even though these modifications can be restricted. If you notice that the provided search results are dominated by sponsored ads, you certainly cannot trust it to produce reliable information.

It would be best to delete Swagbucks Toolbar using automatic spyware detection and removal software. It could guarantee that all existing malware is removed and that your Windows system is guarded against schemers for a long time. Alternatively, you can also follow the manual removal instructions.

Delete the undesirable toolbar from PC

Windows 8:

Right-click on the Metro UI start screen -> All apps -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program -> right-click the unwanted application -> Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7:

Start -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program -> right-click the program you wish to remove -> Uninstall.

Windows XP:

Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs -> click the unwanted one and select Remove.

Delete from browsers

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Go to Toolbars and Extensions and Disable unwanted add-ons.
  3. Go to Search Providers and Remove the unwanted ones. Click Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, go to Home Page, change the provided URL and click OK.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page of set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Change/remove the provided URL and click OK.
  4. Under Search click Manage Search Providers and remove (click X) the unwanted provider.
  5. Click OK to confirm the changes.
  6. Move to the menu on the left and select Extensions.
  7. Locate the unwanted add-on, click the recycle bin and select Remove.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the Help menu by tapping Alt+H simultaneously.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox.
  4. Click Reset once again to confirm and then select Finish.

In non-techie terms:

We recommend having Swagbucks Toolbar removed if you do not want to have your virtual activity tracked by suspicious browser cookies. Either utilize automatic malware removers or delete the add-on manually.

Aliases: Swag bucks Toolbar.