Freecorder Toolbar is a program that works as both a browser hijacker and an adware application. The tool is offered to provide various services, directed at enhancing your accessibility to your favorite sites and services. Freecorder Toolbar offers you the option to download videos from Facebook, YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo. Other services include an online radio and access to bargain shopping offers. For the latter service, the adware promotes other programs who also have questionable reputation. More specifically, the program offers Search Protect for installation together with itself, as well as following the offers of programs such as Price Gong and Value Apps. The tools in question link to websites, offering items at bargain price, discounts, and shopping coupons for making your purchases cheaper. These services are not guaranteed to be reliable. You may come across compromised websites by following unconfirmed advertisements. Freecorder Toolbar also makes unauthorized changes to your browser. It resets your homepage and search engine. This is done for two reasons. First off, the applied changes will make it easier for ads from all sources to penetrate your browser without being blocked. Second, this allows the hijacker to spy on you. The program will record your browsing history and gather details from your account entries. This can lead to data theft and draining your financial accounts.
Freecorder Toolbar is an add-on, offered alongside the Freecorder 8 program. It can be installed directly with it. If you do not remember deciding to use this software, the tool has likely used a clandestine method of penetration. This is very common for hijackers and adware programs and is one of the many reasons why they are considered unreliable software. These tools are usually bundled with freeware. They are directly included in the setup file of the program you have downloaded. When you launch the installer of the tool you want to add to your system, Freecorder Toolbar will try to get your approval to be installed, as well. The program will be listed as an extra tool that you can enable and use for free. There are many more downsides to its activity than the benefit from the simple service it is said to provide. You should never approve the install of bundled software. Always take the time to read the terms and conditions of programs you are installing to your system to see if there are additional tools offered. It is best to only use reliable websites and programs whose reputation you can be certain about.
This program can cause issues to both your virtual and personal security. Freecorder Toolbar will be intent on getting you to follow commercial advertisements. They are used for generating proceeds for the developers of the program. Freecorder Toolbar is a creation of Applian Technologies Inc. The hijacker implements changes to your browser that can weaken its level of security. Your homepage will be reset to search.conduit.com. The Conduit search engine is not considered reliable. Although its page will be set as your search engine, Freecorder Toolbar claims that the search results are brought by Bing. There is no merit to this statement, as the engine will include sponsored results alongside the genuine pages. You should refrain from conducting searches until you remove the hijacker. It will tamper with your results on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer, so there is no way to conduct safe searches while the program is present. Perhaps the most severe issue is that your personal data will become accessible to the third parties behind Freecorder Toolbar. The program collects all kinds of input from your system, including your browsing history, tracking cookies, personal and financial account entries. All this input can be sold to undisclosed third parties with questionable agenda.
Freecorder Toolbar will be found listed in your Control Panel. It can be uninstalled by hand. You also have to reset your browser afterwards. A full guide on the steps you need to take can be found below.
Remove Freecorder Toolbar from your computer
1. Click Win+X simultaneously and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Navigate to Uninstall a Program and choose the unwanted software from the list.
3. Press Uninstall to remove the application.
1. Open the Windows Start menu and go to your Control Panel.
2. Select Uninstall a Program and remove the program from the list.
1. Open the Windows Start menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
3. Find the program in the list and remove it.