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Remove ButterflyField Toolbar & Home.td.ask.com Hijacking (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

ButterflyField Toolbar and home.td.ask.com sneaks into your web browser out of blue, overriding your web searches to be annoying? Read this post to learn how to get rid of this ButterflyField toolbar and home.td.ask.com browser hijacker and related PUP, completely and permanently.
 
 

About ButterflyField Toolbar

 

Category: Browser Hijacker

Damage Level: Low

Distribution: High
 

ButterflyField toolbar is a browser hijacker because it installs as a browser add-on or extension to most common used web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to modify the default search provider, the homepage and attach its add-on, which can access to all data on the computer and websites you visit.

Not alone its sneaky way of infiltration. It often comes bundled with a variety of freeware that you can download from the Internet, most of which are also PUPs as well. These freeware can be media player, PDF converter, software informer, download manager, bogus flash player update, fake web browser update, fake java software update, etc. Be aware.

 

 The image of Butterfield Toolbar and home.tb.ask.com hijacking page

butterflyfield toolbar and ask homepage hijacking

This ButterflyField toolbar takes control of your web searches by replacing your default search engine to home.td.ask.com, which is actually another search hijacker, serving the real purpose of recording user’s web searches for advertising consideration.

Worse still, as mentioned above, the ButterFlyField Toolbar can access to all data on your computer and all websites you visit. This will certain lead to privacy issues and identity theft. Thus by all means remove this ButterflyField Toolbar and home.td.ask.com hijacker upon sight.

ButterField extension permission

 

Plus, there would be generally many more consequences of installing the ButterflyField toolbar and getting homepage changed to home.td.ask.com.

 
 

Risks and Disadvantages of Having ButterflyField Toolbar and Home.td.ask.com Hijacking

 

If you unfortunately encounter the ButterflyField toolbar and Home.td.ask.com hijackers, your computer system may suffer from:

a. Floods of advertisements in various forms such as banners or popup will jam or intercept your web searches.

b. You seems to be forced to use ask search with the real purpose of tracking your web searches. Annoying redirects and perplexing advertisements thus come along.

c. Your computer will run slower and slower, even get crashed from time to time.

d. Other junk programs  or adware like the above mentioned Value Apps, YTD will be downloaded without your consent, to jam and harm your PC system.

e. Certainly the web browser performance will be degraded as well.

f. Your computer system is more likely to expose to risky places and various threats.

 

For any reason, you should not keep the ButterflyField toolbar and the Home.td.ask.com redirects any longer. Just remove it upon sight. Avoid such browser hijackers at all cost as well—See tips to prevent future infiltration of browser hijackers.

 

Similar Browser Hijackers and Related PUPs:

 

Heroic Play Toolbar, FindMeFreebies toolbarWeatherBlink toolbar, LocalCrimeWatcherProductRecallAlert toolbar, reeBillPayAlert Toolbar,  AudioToAudio ToolbarMotitags ToolbarMovies ToolbarVideo Download ToolbarCouponXplorer toolbarDaily Bible Guide ToolbarMyWebFace toolbar, TotalRecipeSearch ToolbarMusic Box Toolbar, etc.
 

Below is a removal guide to help you on the removal of ButterflyField toolbar and Home.td.ask.com hijacker. Good luck and be safe online.

 
 

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How to Remove ButterflyField Toolbar and Home.td.ask.com Redirects (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

 

To remove ButterflyField toolbar and Home.td.ask.com homepage,  uninstall all related PUPs from computer will not repair the browser settings modified automatically. So to fix all, you also need to repair the browser settings including removing browser add-on, homepage, search provider, and even deleting browser data to ensure all clean. Read on for more details.

Removal Guide Outlined:

Step 1. Remove hidden components using Antimalware

Step 2. Uninstall related PUPs from computer

Step 3. Browser repair

Step 4. Remove browser privacy data and junks using Cloud System Booster  

Step 5. Block most malicious websites and pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker

 

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Step 1. Remove hidden components using Antimalware

 

To remove hidden components of this browser hijacker, it is necessary to use antimalware/antivirus scan and removal. Here we use the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender as an example for demonstration purpose. You can also take a try by following below steps:

1. Download and install Anvi Smart Defender

Free version Download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

(If you want more protection of Anvi Smart Defender to immune to future threats, you may upgrade it here. )

2. Close all programs and windows. Start the Anvi Smart Defender. Switch to the second tab-the scan tab and click on Full Scan button.

3. Remove the malicious results scanned by Anvi Smart Defender antimalware.

remove conduit toolbar components using Anvi Smart Defender

 

 

 

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Step 2. Uninstall related PUP from computer

 

Choose an option you prefer to uninstall:

Option 1. Automatic Uninstall–Uninstall Related PUP using Anvi Uninstaller

Option 2. Manual Uninstall–Uninstall Related PUP from Control Panel 

 

Tips: If you can not figure out which software is related to Home.td.ask.com redirects, it is a good idea to remove all programs installed on the date that you firstly detect the presence of Home.td.ask.com hijacking within your web browser.

 

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Option 1. Automatic Uninstall

 

Anvi Uninstaller featured in Cloud System Booster contains a Recently Installed Tab can help you conveniently find the related PUP from recently installed program list to uninstall.

To use Anvi Uninstaller, you can follow below steps:

1. Download and install the Cloud System Booster.

Free version downloadwww.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

2. Start it and click on Toolbox at the bottom of the main screen to access where you can locate Anvi Uninstaller to Download and Run.  Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the related programs to uninstall.

uninstall in cloud system booster

 

Note:  The related PUPs would be multiple. Ensure uninstall all PUPs related to the browser hijacker.

 

Click OK to confirm the uninstall. If any other confirmation to uninstall is needed, process it properly to continue.

 

Then you will see below window

Anvi Uninstall

delete leftovers by bringmesports toolbar removal

 

Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.

And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here:  http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

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Option 2. Manually uninstall Related PUP from Control Panel

 

Note: The related PUPs would be multiple. Ensure uninstall all PUPs related to the ButterflyField toolbar or Home.td.ask.com.

 

For Win 8 users: Click Windows key  Start Menu > Control Panel ,  Find and click  dubious program related, click Uninstall.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start windows key > Control Panel Programs > Uninstall a program,  find and locate dubious program related to right click the item, click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, process it properly to proceed.

For Windows xp:  Click Start Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, find and click dubious programs related, and then right click the item to click Remove to proceed the uninstall.

 

 

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Step 3. Remove ButterflyField Toolbar and Home.td.ask.com from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Choose an option your prefer below:

Option 1: Automatic Repair using Anvi Slim Toolbar

→ highly recommended for users using multiple web browsers

Option 2. Manual Repair

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Option 1. Automatic Repair using Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

To remove search redirects from web browser, generally there are mainly three aspects in fixing browser settings in IE, Firefox and Chrome: remove add-on and related search engine, fix the homepage. Now to conveniently repair the browser settings, you can use this tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar.

 

a. Download and install

Anvi Slim Toolbar download: www.dotfab.com/download_ast.html 

b. Close all opened web browsers. Then start the program and click Manage on its main screen.

c. Find and locate related/unwanted browser add-on and remove it from the appeared list.

butterflyfield toolbar removal using Anvi Slim toolbar

 

e. Switch to the main screen and click Repair button to repair the homepage and search engine.

 

Slim toolbar browser repair delta search

 

 

After all done, reopen your web browser to check.

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Option 2. Manual Repair

 

For Google Chrome users

For Mozilla Firefox users

For Internet Explorer users

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chromeGoogle Chrome

 

To remove extension →

Open Google Chrome and click bars icon google chrome bars icontoolbars and extensions, find related or unwanted extensions to locate and click on the Trash can icon to remove it.

To remove startup page →

 

Click Settings at the left menu, find On startup area and click set page

change startup page in chrome

 

Locate it and click X to remove the Home.td.ask.com startup page.

 

To remove homepage →

 

Locate the Appearance area, click Change.
remove conduit page from chrome
Then remove the url from the text box. Click OK to save the change and exit.

 

 

To remove related search engine →

 

Browser hijacker also changes your default search engine in chrome. Check it and choose your preferred search engine as default.

Find Search area, click manage search engines… button.

manage search engine in chrome from ask search

Then,  make your preferred search engine, like Google.com, as default and then remove related search engine from chrome by locating it and clicking X as it shows.

remove ask search engine from chrome

When finished, open Chrome to check if the issue is gone.

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Firefox  Mozilla Firefox

 

To remove add-on →

Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button Firefox button > Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.

Firefox add-ons1

 

On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate the Extensions tab to locate related add on and click Remove button to remove it.

 

Besides, you also need to check for the plugin tab on the add-on manage window, where you may also find other unwanted plugin and if any, make sure remove it as well.

To reset homepage →

 

Click Firefox buttonFirefox button to select Options Options from the dropped menu.
Firefox homepage reset 1

 

Locate General tab and reset the homepage by either entering your desired homepage like www.google.com or click on Restore to Default button. When finished, click OK to save the change and exit.
firefox homepage reset

 

 

To repair search engine →

 

In the opened Firefox window, click the right place besides the search box as shown in below image to drag out a dropped menu from there to select Manage search engines…
remove bringmesports search provider from firefox1

Then there will comes out a windows as shown in below picture. Click on suspiciously related search engine...locate it and then click Remove to remove it. Or you can just click restore to default button to repair it. Click OK to save the change and exit the window.

 

 

 

To configure Firefox →

Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture.

 

Firefox configuration

 

Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

 

Then,  on the appeared window, type ButterflyField and Ask respectively in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.

 

When finished, restart the Firefox to check. That’s it.

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IE Internet Explorer

 

To remove add-on →

 

Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on

IE manage add-on

 

Locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find related add-on. Click the item to disable and remove.

Note: Some PUP’s inserted add-on/plugin in IE can only be removed through control Panel, that is to say, if you uninstall it from the Control Panel, this add-on will automatically disappear in IE.

 

To remove Search provider →

 

Still on the window of manage add-ons, switch to Search Providers tab, and then search for related or unwanted search provider to locate it and click on Remove button at the bottom to get rid of it. (Please note if the search provider to remove is set as default, firstly you need to set other search engine like bing or google as default and then proceed the removal. )

 

To reset homepage →

 

Click on Settings icon and then select Internet Options. On the coming up window, locate → General tab → Home page area, you can either click on the Use Blank button or type your desired homepage like www.google.com in the edit box. Then, click OK to save the change and exit. That’s it.

 

reset homepage in IE

 

Restart the Internet Explorer to check. That’s it.

 

 

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Step 4. Remove Browser privacy data, Junks using Cloud System Booster

 

Home.td.ask.com hijacker uses tracking cookies and other means to track browser search. It is also necessary to regularly clean these junks and maintain the system. In this regard, Cloud System Booster would be helpful. Not only will it help you automatically clean the browser data, but also it will maintain your system performance in order to return a smooth uncluttered OS.

 

1. Download and install.

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

 

2.To remove other junks and maintain system performance →

Click Disk Cleaner button on the main screen and then on the left navigator, locate the web browser like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome that you use, and then select item of removing cookies. It is recommended to select all web browsers that you have on your PC.

clean cookies in cloud system booster

 

2. Click Home button to back on home page and click Quick Care button and the system maintenance begins.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-toolbar manage

Cloud System Booster 3.1 system cleaning

 

Recommended for a slow PC→

 -Anvi Ultimate Defrag

If you want deep optimization, it is a good idea to defrag your hard disk using Anvi Ultimate Defrag:

This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html

 

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Step 5. Block malicious websites and pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker

 

To block malicious websites and pop up ads for safer surfing online, some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker would be a nice choice. It provides a huge online database to help you filter most malicious/phishing websites and annoying advertisements.

ad blocker

 

Anvi AD Blocker download: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for 15 days free use. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.

 

Not only can this tool help you block those malicious, phishing websites and most advertisements to reduce risks of getting infected, but also it can assist you in filtering those unwanted URLs like this Home.td.ask.com by adding the URL into its black list.

block unwanted websites using Anvi Ad Blocker

 

>> See more on Safer Surfing online with Anvi Ad Blocker

 

If any question in the process, leave it below.

 

 

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Tips to Prevent Similar Browser Hijackers and Potential Adware/malware Infections

 

1. Use caution when browsing the Internet. Basically, you should ensure turn on security features of your web browser. See detailed instructions to turn on security features of IE, Firefox and Chrome. Plus, some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker would do a good job to help you filter most malicious/phishing websites and pop up ads.

Anvi Ad Blocker download: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html.

ad blocker

See more details on Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker.

2. Key an eye on superlink clicks, downloads, updates, etc. Pay extra attention when you are required to download some browser updates, or adobe flash players, etc, which are very likely to mislead you to malicious downloads.

Additionally, if any download and install necessary, always choose custom install instead of continuing hitting Next to recklessly ignore the pre-check boxes and finally find unwanted programs else installed.

3. Beware when clicking a superlink or opening an email from unknown people and express company. It is too careful to open an attachment contained in a spam email or peer-to-peer shared files from the Internet.

4. Regularly clean up system files to maintain a healthy system. And also clean browser data including browser history and browser cookies on regular basis to better protect your online privacy.

5. Keep your system and installed programs up to date.

6. At any rate, the best way to protect computer from infections would be always security tools including firewall, antivirus, antimalware like Anvi Smart Defender, etc. If you have not an trustful antimalware yet, then Anvi Smart Defender (download) would be a good choice to offer protection from mushrooming threats online.

Anvi Smart Defender guard

7. Chances are you take all measures to protect your computer but still end up with unknown infections, then the last solution is to take precaution on various cyber scams and remove the infection once and for all.

 

Good luck and be safe online.