These days if you download a software from the internet, there are chances that it might come with a toolbar for your browsers. If you are not careful during the installation of these software, you would be surprised to see new toolbars installed in Internet Explorer. These unwanted toolbars claim to enhance or improve your browsing experience, but most of the users find them highly invasive in the online privacy. Removing these toolbars manually from Internet Explorer is usually a herculean task. But now you can remove unwanted IE toolbars using free Smart Toolbar Remover.
You can download Smart Toolbar Remover from the PC Helpsoft website. The download is around 512 kilobytes and is a setup installer. After the installation, you can run it from its desktop shortcut. The application is pretty simple to use. When run it displays a window with a list of all the toolbars you have installed in Internet Explorer. On my system, it accurately detected the only installed Zonealarm Security Toolbar.
If you want to uninstall a toolbar from the ones shown in the list, just place a checkmark in the checkbox shown next to it and then click on the Uninstall button. You can select more than one toolbars to be removed in a single go. You can actually click on the Select all link at the bottom of the list to select all the displayed toolbars.
Smart Toolbar Remover would try to run the uninstaller associated with the selected toolbars and try to remove them from your system. But if the uninstall program is missing, then you would see only an error message and will not be able to remove that toolbar. You have to restart Internet Explorer or sometimes Windows before a toolbar is fully uninstalled.
This handy little tool helps you remove unwanted browser toolbars that take up valuable space in your Internet Explorer. It supports Windows XP/Vista/7 and Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8 and 9.
You can download Smart Toolbar Remover from http://www.pchelpsoft.com/products/.