Utility Chest Removal Guide

Do you know what Utility Chest is?

You may want to install Utility Chest onto your Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers if you wish Planning Tools, Calculators, Converters, Language Tools, Weather and similar services in one place. Even though the toolbar seems beneficial, you certainly need to think about its removal. Have you set your home page and search engine to My Web Search? If yes – you need to realize that this search engine is completely useless and may lead you to serious virtual risks. Please continue reading to learn more about Utility Chest removal.

If you have installed the plugin together with the recommended browser modifications, every time you launch your browsers you are greeted with home.mywebsearch.com. If you wish to browse the web, it is recommended to choose a different, more reliable web browser. All searches performed through the suspicious My Web Search browser are filtered and dominated by sponsored ads. For example, you may be presented with links routing to the suspicious PC Cleaner Pro or yet another unreliable search engine webcrawler.com. Here is what is stated in the Mindspark Search Privacy Policy:

These companies [third-party advertisers] may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. The Website does not provide any personal information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver, and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may combine this information with personal information they collect from you.

The suspicious Mindspark is also responsible for the recently reported browser plugins HeadlineAlley Toolbar and Cursor Mania Toolbar. If you do not want third parties to track your private data or expose you to questionable advertisements, you should think about their removal as well. And to remove Utility Chest from the Windows and your browsers, you can employ the manual removal instructions below.

How to delete Utility Chest manually from Windows?

Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu -> Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start menu icon -> Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you want to remove -> Uninstall.

Windows 8:

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

It is enough to delete the unwanted application from the computer to have the toolbar removed from the browsers. However, you still need to change the home page and the search engine of your browsers.

Delete from browsers

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Overwrite the Home Page.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click the icon on the search box and select Manage search engines.
  7. Select the unwanted search provider.
  8. Click Remove and then OK.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Search Providers.
  4. Remove the unwanted provider.
  5. Click Close.
  6. Tap Alt+T again.
  7. Select Internet Options.
  8. Click the General tab.
  9. Remove/change the Home Page.
  10. Click OK.

In non-techie terms:

The suspicious browser extension may offer useful services; however, you should not trust additional add-ons and search tools related to it. We recommend that you remove Utility Chest altogether, and the manual removal instructions above should help you succeed. Once this task is complete, utilize a reliable spyware scanner to guarantee that there are not more programs you should remove.

Aliases: UtilityChest.