Video Scavenger Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what Video Scavenger Toolbar is?

If your browsers contain a toolbar whose home button reads VideoScavenger, it means that you have installed a Mindspark toolbar. The Video Scavenger Toolbar is a free browser plug-in, which works on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Its name suggests that it is aimed at those computer users who want to get the latest news about movies and music videos. The toolbar contains a search box links to movie-related websites. Moreover, it is powered by Ask, a search engine which provides computer users not only with web search results but also with sponsored links. If you have installed the VideoScavenger Toolbar and want to remove it as soon as possible, jump to the last paragraph to find out how you can do get rid of the toolbar in no time.

In order to prevent unwanted programs and undesirable changes on the computer, you should always pay attention to the information that you are provided with. Once you launch the installer of the application, it gives you a chance to choose whether to change the home page and the search provider to, or not. We recommend that you deselect the checkboxes. Do not worry if the settings are already changed because you can easily remove the Video Scavenger Toolbar and fix the browsers. Just keep in mind that you should avoid clicking on sponsored links because some of them may have nothing in common with your search query. is not liable for the content of the websites that are being advertised; hence, you should be very careful when dealing with search results advertisements.

The Video Scavenger Toolbar may also monitor your online behavior. Information collected by the search engine and the VideoScavenger Toolbar includes search terms, clicks, the URLs of the websites that are visited, information on the operating system and Internet browsers, etc. Usually, such programs as the Video Scavenger Toolbar are not aimed at obtaining personal information about computer users and they are not regarded as computer infections; however, we recommend that you remove the application. Some personally identifiable information may be acquired by the developers of Video Scavenger, and if you do not want to receive spam emails or some targeted advertisements, take actions right now.

Even though you can uninstall the program and change the settings manually, we recommend that you rely on a powerful anti-spyware program. Our team recommends using SpyHunter because this application can easily remove the Video Scavenger Toolbar and shield the system from various computer threats.

How to remove Video Scavenger Toolbar

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Uninstall the unwanted application.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

How to fix your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab and change the home page.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  5. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove the unwanted extension.
  6. Click Search Providers and set a new search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Change the home page and click OK.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  4. Remove the unwanted extension.
  5. Click the search engine icon next to the search box of the browser and select a new default search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and point to Tools.
  2. Click Extensions and remove the unwanted browser extension.
  3. Click Settings on the left side of the browser window.
  4. Under On startup, select the last option and click Set pages.
  5. Set a news startup page.
  6. Under Search, click Manage search engine and select a new search engine.

In non-techie terms:

Video Scavanger Toolbar is a free browser add-on that can change the settings of the browsers. The application is distributed by Mindspark Interactive Network, which is famous for its user-friendly programs. However, the fact that it is powered by the Ask search engine should be taken into consideration. We recommend that you remove the toolbar and restore the browser settings (if they are changed) to prevent adverse consequences.

Aliases: VideoScavanger Toolbar.