What is HowToSuite Toolbar?

HowToSuite Toolbar belongs to potentially unwanted applications group. It has an official website with information that usually confuses users as it says that this application, compatible with popular browsers, will pick useful videos, tips and project for house design, hand-made, and more. If it gets a chance to get into the system, it at once inserts itself to browsers and adjusts the registry. It allows HowToSuite Toolbar to be launched with the system reboot and to override the browser settings. HowToSuite Toolbar sets home.tb.ask.com as the main page and makes Ask Search the default search engine. The user who uses this search will get nothing but corrupted links to infected or ad-filled sites. This hijacker masquerades well, however the user shouldn’t trust it and remove HowToSuite Toolbar from the system immediately.

HowToSuite Toolbar

How HowToSuite Toolbar gets on your PC?

HowToSuite Toolbar makes its way to the PC owing to software downloaded from untrustworthy sites. Sometimes promotion of the hijacker goes through luring ads which look like the offer to update your programs, or it sneaks into the computer with the opened spam email attachment. One should be attentive while browsing the web and avoid visiting suspicious websites. Besides it wouldn’t go amiss if the user checks the reliability of the application and its source and developers.

How to remove HowToSuite Toolbar from your computer?

To uninstall HowToSuite Toolbar remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove HowToSuite Toolbar

Or uninstall HowToSuite Toolbar manually.

Step 1: Remove HowToSuite Toolbar from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find HowToSuite Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find HowToSuite Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find HowToSuite Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate HowToSuite Toolbar and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove HowToSuite Toolbar from your browser.

Step 2: Remove HowToSuite Toolbar from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find HowToSuite Toolbar.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose HowToSuite Toolbar.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable HowToSuite Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of HowToSuite Toolbar:

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