Remove OurWorld Toolbar
OurWorld Toolbar (a.k.a. OurWorld.com Community Toolbar) is a browser add-on which belongs to the Conduit family. Most of the applications that belong to the latter group of software have a bad reputation, but the developers behind the OurWorld Toolbar tried a slightly less aggressive approach. They have created a game named “OurWorld”, possible with the sole purpose of luring the users into downloading the toolbar. Nevertheless, just like other members of the Conduit family, this one should be regarded as potentially dangerous software too, and it is best to treat the OurWorld Toolbar in the same way any other Conduit software is treated, just remove it.
The browser extension is available at ourtoolbar.com and ourworld.com. During the installation of the OurWorld Toolbar, the user is asked whether one would like to change the homepage and default search engine to Conduit Search. What is more, the boxes next to these options are empty, so this is a very surprising approach for an application which is associated with the Conduit group. Nevertheless, IT experts still believe that the toolbar is also distributed using the drive-by-download method, so it is still not a completely legitimate program.
Although the toolbar might offer features which seem beneficial to the users e.g. provides info about weather, gives the possibility to play certain games, or to make a search in Facebook or Twitter, The OurWorld app will slow down the browser greatly. Furthermore, the application might violate your privacy.
Unlike the older members of the Conduit family, OurWorld Toolbar is quite easy to remove, and this is recommended to do as soon as possible. Knowing that the application comes from a family with a bad record, it would be wise to scan your computer for viruses once the app is removed.
Automatic OurWorld Toolbar Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect OurWorld 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 OurWorld Toolbar Removal
Important Note: OurWorld 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.
1. To remove OurWorld Toolbar, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to OurWorld Toolbar and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
2. Delete any browser plugin related to “OurWorld Toolbar”:
Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Also remove OurWorld 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.
4. Delete any folder related to “OurWorld Toolbar” from the following folders: