TranslationBuddy Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what TranslationBuddy Toolbar is?

TranslationBuddy Toolbar is a browser extension created by Mindspark Interactive Network. The app has gained bad reputation because of the search provider modifications related to it. Many computer users, who install the toolbar, accidentally install undesirable search tools as well, which often leads them to believe that the program works as a browser hijacker. We can help you delete TranslationBuddy Toolbar and the related Ask Search tools; however, first we want to clear a few things up. For instance, the add-on is not a browser hijacker because the installation of the associated search tools is optional. Despite this, the removal of this software may be important.

If you keep yourself updated with virtual security news, you may be familiar with the name of Mindspark. This company distributes HowToSimplified Toolbar, FromDocToPDF Toolbar, Popular Screensavers Toolbar, and tens of other widely-spread toolbars. You can check the related removal guides to learn how to delete these applications from the operating system as well. Overall, even though these toolbars are linked to different topics, all of them, including TranslationBuddy Toolbar, are meant to promote links to third-party websites. If links to malicious sites are not presented, this type of activity is not considered to be dangerous. Needless to say, search provider and home page modifications are much more alarming.TranslationBuddy Toolbar Removal GuideTranslationBuddy Toolbar screenshot
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If you download the toolbar from, you will be presented with an installer that automatically sets the installation of and tools. Users choose to remove TranslationBuddy Toolbar related search tools because they either do not desire to use them, or they realize that using a search provider that presents sponsored search results may be dangerous. In fact, this is the main reason why our researchers recommend TranslationBuddy Toolbar removal as well. Sponsored links may open security backdoors often employed by schemers.

It is unlikely for TranslationBuddy Toolbar to travel bundled with other unreliable software; however, if it does, you should employ automatic malware removal software to delete any disturbing, unfamiliar, and unreliable programs from the PC. You can remove TranslationBuddy Toolbar from the browsers manually as well. We have created a removal guide that will help you delete the undesirable toolbar and remove the undesirable search tools from the browsers.

Delete TranslationBuddy Toolbar

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI menu, right-click to open a new pane and select All apps.
  2. Select Control Panel and then move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Move to the Taskbar at the bottom and click the Windows/Start icon.
  2. Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program (under Programs).
  3. Right-click and Uninstall the application you have chosen to remove

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start button on the left of the Taskbar to open a menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Go to Change or Remove Programs and Remove the undesirable application.

Remove Ask Search

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Options to open a different menu.
  3. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
  4. Now click the search icon on the left of the Firefox search box.
  5. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the unwanted search provider. Click OK.
  6. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  7. Locate and Remove the undesirable add-on.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings to open a new menu.
  3. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Now click Set pages.
  5. Change/delete the URL of the undesirable search tool and click OK.
  6. Under Appearance mark Show Home button.
  7. Click Change and immediately repeat step 5.
  8. Under Search click Manage search engines.
  9. Click X on the URL of the search provider you wish to remove. Click Done.
  10. Move to the top-left corner of the menu and click Extensions.
  11. Click the recycle bin linked to the undesirable extension and select Remove.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Click Manage Add-ons and select Search Providers.
  3. Select/add a new default search provider and click Set as default.
  4. Now select and Remove the undesirable search tool. Click Close.
  5. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and click Internet Options.
  6. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.

In non-techie terms:

TranslationBuddy Toolbar may be a disturbing browser extension to those who install it carelessly and those who know little about it. If you have discovered that the search tools on your browsers have been modified, you can blame yourself for this. The toolbar is not a hijacker, and the search tools related to it can be accepted and rejected. Luckily, this means that it will not be difficult to delete TranslationBuddy Toolbar and remove Ask Search tools. Use the removal guide above or install automatic removal software.