Remember Avast, the most popular antivirus program that keeps your PC protected everyday? In their latest Avast 8 edition, the company is offering a standalone tool called Avast Browser Cleanup, which attempts to clean up unwanted toolbars and add ons that get installed on your browser. If you have installed bad programs or add-ons from the Internet, you may have certainly ended up installing a bunch of junk unknown to you, such as the dreadful Babylon toolbar.
These bad add-ons track your every move online, see the websites that you visit, see the data in your computer and can sometimes even insert false results in the search pages. These add-ons run in the background even when you’re not browsing the Web, slows down your computer and is quite difficult to remove.
The Avast Browser Cleanup Tool easily removes the add-ons with bad reputations and can work even if you have another antivirus program installed on your PC because it is also available as a standalone product. Avast has cleaned up and restored over 200 million browsers to its initial, clean state. So the next time you’ are stuck with a bunch of crappy add ons and toolbars on your browser, be in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, you know you’ve got a handy tool you can rely on. Let’s check out how Avast Browser Cleanup tool works.
How to Cleanup Unwanted Toolbars with Avast Browser Cleanup Tool
1. Download the Avast Browser Cleanup tool.
2. Double click the exe file to run it.
You will get a message summary of the status of your browsers. It works pretty fast and you’ll get results in a few minutes.
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You can also select the individual browsers to get a summary report for each of them. For instance, here’s the report for my Internet Explorer browser.
While Avast Browser Cleanup does a good job of removing unwanted add ons and toolbars, it also has one more cool feature. It lets you disable add ons you don’t use that often, and yet don’t want uninstalled. And if you feel that you prefer the browser the way it was before you used Avast Browser Cleanup, you can always choose the reset your current browser settings to the default values option. Additionally, you can see that there is an option to exclude add ons that have a good rating.
Avast Browser Cleanup is a handy tool that works on most Windows versions. If you ever need a hand removing unwanted toolbars and add ons, give this nifty tool a try.
If you have tried the Avast Browser cleanup tool, tell us how it worked for you.