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TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar Removal Guide

Thursday, September 19th 2013 under Security by

TotalRecipeSearch toolbar is another potentially unwanted program developed to enhance your online searches. However, as this tool is not able to improve your searches, it redirects you to sponsored pages with suspicious and unknown web pages. You have to be careful when using this software, because it provides less benefits than expected. Moreover, it is able to make your PC vulnerable to attacks of cyber criminals and disclose your sensitive information to cyber criminals.

What does TotalRecipeSearch toolbar do?

If you visit totalrecipesearch.com, you can see that TotalRecipeSearch toolbar can be downloaded to your PC. The application is free and it can be installed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The add-on is sometimes transferred to computers without being noticed by their users. It can be attached to the browser immediately and as soon as it is installed, it changes the settings of the browser. The official web site of the program is made the new home page and this search provider is made the default engine used for all online searches.


TotalRecipeSearch toolbar is an advertising platform which works together with third-party web sites and promotes their products. The tool is created to inform its users about news in the cooking industry and the latest recipies uploaded. However, if you have this tool on your computer, you will be redirected to unknown web sites and you may even be taken to a compromised web site which contains computer viruses.

The pop-up messages displayed by TotalRecipeSearch toolbar may also take you to unknown sites with suspicious intentions. When this happens, spyware, scamware and other viruses can take control over your computer and paralyze it. As a result, your passwords, credit card and bank account information, login details and any other sensitive information can be stolen by cyber criminals and used for malicious purposes.

How to remove TotalRecipeSearch toolbar?

To delete TotalRecipeSearch toolbar from your computer completely and avoid any attacks of cyber criminals, follow the steps of an appropriate removal guide. Choose the guide suitable to your browser and apply its steps. Also, download a reliable AV program like SpyHunter to check for system threats and infections. In case that you detect any intruders, remove all of them completely and do not allow hackers to attack your system.

Choose an appropriate guide for your browser and remove TotalRecipeSearch toolbar:

For Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Go to the Add-ons Manager, press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Go to the Extensions tab and remove any potentially unwanted add-ons.
  3. Go to Options, press Alt+T.
  4. Open the General tab and change your home page to a different one which is reliable.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click the icon in the Search box .
  7. Go to Manage search engines, find and remove the default search engine with a reliable provider.
  8. Click OK.

For Google Chrome:

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Open “Extensions” and remove any potentially unwanted add-ons.
  3. Go to Settings and click on “Open a page or a set of pages”.
  4. Go to Set pages and replace your current home page with a new one.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Choose Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Remove the unwanted search engine and choose a new one that is reliable.
  8. Click Done.
  9. Restart your browser.

For Internet Explorer:

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Choose Manage add-ons, then go to Tools and Extensions and remove any potentially unwanted add-ons.
  3. Go to Search Providers. Remove the unwanted search engine and choose a new one which you want to use.
  4. Save the changes.
  5. Press Alt+X.
  6. Open Internet Options and from the General tab change your home page with a reliable one.
  7. Click OK.

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