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How to Remove MyWebFace Toolbar and Home.tb.ask.com Redirect?

 

Noticed a toolbar with MyWebFace letters on your internet browser and your internet browser starts up on home.tb.ask.com recently? If this is the case, your computer is infected by a redirect virus called MyWebFace Toolbar. Read on this article to learn how to remove this toolbar and restore your browser settings.

 

 

What Is MyWebFace Toolbar?

 

 

Similar to TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar, MyWebFace Toolbar is also powered by Ask that means if you install these toolbars, you will also agree to set Home.tb.ask.com as the homepage and new tab page to your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and/or Google Chrome), and Ask Web Search (search.tb.ask.com) as the default search engine.

home.tb.ask.com homepage

 

MyWebFace Toolbar is a freeware by mywebface.com that is featured with the function of turning your picture into cartoon ones and sharing with friends print out the results. Technically it isn’t a computer virus, but it does interfere with the experience of users by hijacking victims’ browser and slowing down their browser and computer. So in that sense, most of computer users want to remove this browser toolbar and it is classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry.

 

Home.tb.ask.com is an ad-supported search engine that will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results. In order to feed you more precise advertisements, it may collect the search terms from your search queries and monitor your online activities.

Ads on search.tb.ask.com

 

 

How Does MyWebFace Toolbar Infect A Computer?

 

 

MyWebFace Toolbar can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites and some other websites. But, in most cases, it comes bundled with other free download. So you should be attentive when installing such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation. Chances are that MyWebFace Toolbar is also bundled within the custom/advanced installation, so you need to uncheck these optional items manually.

 

 

How to Remove MyWebFace Toolbar and Home.tb.ask.com Redirect? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 Remove MyWebFace Toolbar and restore browser settings automatically

     Step 1 Uninstall MyWebFace Toolbar with Anvi Uninstaller

     Step 2 Restore browser settings with Anvi Slim Toolbar

Option 2 Remove MyWebFace Toolbar and restore browser settings manually

     Step 1 Uninstall MyWebFace Toolbar through Control Panel

     Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

     Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

                                                                                                          

 

 

Option 1 Remove MyWebFace Toolbar and restore browser settings automatically

 

Step 1 Uninstall MyWebFace Toolbar with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. To uninstall MyWebFace Toolbar and related malicious program:

Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate malicious application → hit Uninstall to remove

Please search for and uninstall MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar, MyWebFace Internet Explorer Toolbar and any other unwanted or unknown applications that installed around the time your computer is infected by this toolbar.

Anvi Uninstaller

MyWebFace uninstall 2

Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Boost button → click Clean button after scan finished

CSB-clean

 

 

Step 2 Restore browser settings with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Anvi Slim Toolbar is a tool developed to manage extensions and toolbars on your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome). With Anvi Slim Toolbar you can modify the homepage and default search engine of your installed web browser easily.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Anvi Slim Toolbar scan result

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Restore Center

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair 1

 

Now MyWebFace Toolbar Toolbar and Home.tb.ask.com redirect should have been removed from your computer and internet browser. If you have any question or problem, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Option 2 Remove MyWebFace Toolbar and restore browser settings manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall MyWebFace Toolbar through Control Panel

 

Since MyWebFace toolbar may come bundled with other applications, so you need uninstall not only MyWebFace toolbar but also other suspicious programs that installed around the time your computer is infected by MyWebFace toolbar.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel → click on Uninstall a Program → locate MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar, MyWebFace Internet Explorer Toolbar and any suspicious application → click on Uninstall button

Or, you can access Control Panel by right clicking on the bottom left hot corner Hot button and selecting Control Panel from the list

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features →locate MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar, MyWebFace Internet Explorer Toolbar and any suspicious application → Click on Uninstall button

MyWebFace uninstall 1

 

For Windows XP Users:

Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar, MyWebFace Internet Explorer Toolbar and any suspicious application → Click on Remove button

 

 

Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

 

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

 

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://home.tb.ask.com/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use defaul

IE homepage-home.tb.ask.com redirect 

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → click on Mindspark Interactive Network → right click on MyWebFace → choose Disable All in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

MyWebFace toolbar on IE

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Ask Web Search → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

Ask Web Search on IE

 

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

That’s all for the removal of MyWebFace Toolbar and Home.tb.ask.com redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer on your computer.

Next

 

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

 

1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

Firefox homepage

 

2. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Ask Web Search → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Ask Web Search on Firefox

 

3. To remove Add-ons: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove MyWebFace    

MyWebFace toolbar on Firefox

 

Switch to Plugins tab → locate MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub and any other suspicious plugin → Click on Never Active button

MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub on Firefox

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

That’s all for the removal of MyWebFace Toolbar and Home.tb.ask.com redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer and/or Firefox on your computer.

Next

 

 

For Google Chrome Users:

 

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

Chrome settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://home.tb.ask.com/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change → change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

 

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove Ask.com from the list by clicking the recycle bin

Chrome search engine

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → locate MyWebFace or any other suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

MyWebFace toolbar on Chrome

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Chrome to its default state

Now, MyWebFace Toolbar and Home.tb.ask.com redirect should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

Please note that after uninstall malicious programs, there will be many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on Boost button to scan and clear residual files.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clean button when scan finished.

CSB-clean