ALOT Toolbar is ALOT product and is a part of it. It is especially designed to help users in order to search images, web results, shopping and others. Being a free tool, this toolbar is integrated with most of the web browsers like IE (Internet Explorer) and Mozilla Firefox. But at time you may find that this toolbar changes your home page or default search engine which is really very annoying. So, if you want to uninstall this toolbar from your PC then you can do it simply by following the steps mentioned below. Just follow them and get rid of ALOT Toolbar completely.
Threat Level: Low.
Systems Affected: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000.
Uninstall ALOT Toolbar from Windows System
Before you continue with the uninstallation process, you need to remember that you need to follow all the steps carefully without missing any in order to uninstall ALOT Toolbar from your PC. Fail to perform any of the following step will result existence of ALOT on your browser or PC you surely don’t want. So, it is recommended that you better download the file below for free and use it to remove ALOT Toolbar from your PC. It is really easy to use and does everything automatically.
To view complete installation process, check out Installation Guide.
Manual methods to Uninstall ALOT Toolbar
Method 1 – Uninstall ALOT Toolbar from Windows Control Panel!
Step 1 – Click Start > Control Panel.
Step 2 – Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
Step 3 – Look for the name ALOT Toolbar or other related term as adware’s change their name quite often, select it and click Uninstall. If this action prompts for confirmation, click OK.
NOTE: To represent ALOT Toolbar, we used the term ‘Unknown’. Be aware that ALOT Toolbar may also use other names or terms like – search.alot.com, alothome.com etc.
Method 2 – Step by step procedure to remove ALOT Toolbar from various browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.
Step 1 – Start Internet Explorer, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Manage Add-ons.
Step 2 – Now select the add-on you don’t want on your browser.
Step 3 – Now look at the bottom for the button ‘Disable’ , click the button to disable the add-on. Moreover you can also remove the add-on completely from your PC.
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Add-ons or you can also use the shortcut ‘Ctrl+Shift+A’.
Step 2 – Navigate to section says ‘Extensions’ and then select and remove the add-on that you don’t want on your browser.
Step 1 – Start Google Chrome and click the customization button on top right corner of the browser.
Step 2 – Then navigate to Tools > Extensions
Step 3 – From the list of add-ons select the one you want to remove and click on dustbin icon.
Protect Windows PC from ALOT Toolbar or Other Similar Attacks by Turning Safe Feature On
In Internet Explorer
You can protect your Internet Explorer browser by enabling or activating its SmartScreen Filter. This option will help you to detect and protect your system from phishing and other potential threats. Steps to turn on SmartScreen Filter are –
Step 1 – Launch Internet Explorer and navigate to Tools in the top menu and look for Safety menu.
Step 2 – Now select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.
Step 3 – To finalize settings, restart Internet Explorer.
In Google Chrome
In Google Chrome you need to enable Phishing and Malware Detection feature to minimize the risk of browsing over internet. Enabling this option will prompt a warning message every time you will try to detect any suspicious website. Here are the steps you need to follow for this task –
Step 1 – Launch Google Chrome, click the Wrench icon on the top right corner of the browser.
Step 2 – Select Settings from the drop-down list and check Enable phishing and malware protectioncheckbox.
Step 3 – To finalize settings restart Google Chrome.
In Mozilla Firefox
In Firefox, Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature which warns whether the page you are trying to visit contains any phishing content or not. To enable this feature, follow this below mentioned guide –
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla Firefox, click Tools in the top menu and select Options from the list.
Step 2 – Now select the section marked Security and check the items as mentioned in the image below.
Step 3 – Click OK and restart Firefox to finalize settings.
So, what are you waiting for? Just follow the steps mentioned above and uninstall ALOT Toolbar from your PC completely.