Remove iWin Toolbar from Your Browsers (Uninstall Guide)
iWin Toolbar is an application which is categorized as browser hijacker. The program is distributed packed with freeware. As soon as the toolbar is installed it will change the browser’s homepage to search.conduit.com, whereas the default search engine will be set to iWin3 Customized Web Search.
The search results provided by the iWin3 Customized Web Search are filled with sponsored links and various ads. Moreover, the webpage might gather search terms from your search queries. This toolbar tries to increase the webpage’s ranking in the search results, thus generating revenue. Although, the app is not a virus it has some features which malware is usually equipped with. For example, it might infiltrate deeply into the system just like a typical rootkit, in addition to the fact that the iWin Toolbar makes internet browsing an annoying task. IT experts call these kinds of programs “PUP’s” (potentially unwanted programs).
The iWin toolbar is associated with various free software: starting with PDF creators and ending with Video recording/streaming programs. The toolbar is usually bundled with freeware and infiltrates the PC because the users select the “Recommended” installation mode instead of the “Custom” one. Moreover, some sites such as Brothersoft, CNET and Softonic include this application in the custom installer. As a result, downloading software from those sites is very dangerous.
The iWin Toolbar might be associated with DivX Player. Once the latter application is installed you will notice that the homepage and search engine are changed to search.conduit.com and iWin3 Customized Web Search respectively. This happened because the toolbar was installed together with the DivX Player. What is more, after the removal of the DivX player the modified Internet browser settings won’t be restored to the previous ones. So you will have to do everything manually.
If you want to avoid this kind of problems you should know a couple of simple rules. The security experts suggest you opting for custom installation mode because this is the only way to avoid optional installs. Those additional programs which are packed together with the desired software are usually nothing more than malware. As a result, your goal should be avoiding those applications, because installing them is easy but removing them is sometimes very hard. So in order to keep your PC clean you have to use trusted software developers and distributors, in addition to that you should always do some research when installing software from unknown developers.
Automatic iWin Toolbar Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect iWin Toolbar and remove it.
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Manual iWin Toolbar Removal
Important Note: iWin Toolbar can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
To remove iWin Toolbar, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to iWin Toolbar and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
Also remove iWin Toolbar from your browsers:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Delete any folder related to “iWin Toolbar” from the following folders: