About this infection

FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar is advertised as a helpful toolbar but in reality is a possibly unwanted program. These kinds of toolbars are only trying to make money, even if they are promoted as practical. If you have a habit of installing free software, it would not be shocking if that’s how you got the toolbar. It is essential that you pay attention to how you install software since otherwise, you will authorize all types of infections to install. These threats modify browser’s settings and reroute to sponsored websites, but they are not malicious themselves. Despite saying that, those reroutes may reroute to harmful websites, and malevolent software could infiltrate your computer. We suggest you uninstall FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar as quickly as possible.


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Spread ways

It’s pretty likely that you don’t recall ever setting up the toolbar, so it possibly installed via freeware packages. In order to block similar infections in the future, they need to be unchecked during freeware installation. You have to select Advanced (Custom) settings during free application installation since adjoined offers will be visible there. In those settings, simply uncheck the added items. Avoid opting for Default mode as added items will not be visible, and you’ll have to erase FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar or similar threats over and over again.

Why do you need to remove FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar?

It will immediately become obvious that your browser’s settings are changed. All popular browsers will be affected, whether it’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Since the toolbar doesn’t ask your consent to perform changes, it might take you by surprise. You’ll have a different homepage and new tabs, and those modifications will be irreversible unless you eliminate FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar. Be careful of sponsored content if you choose to use the provided search engine. It reroutes you because its main aim is to redirect users to certain sites so that owners may make revenue from adverts. Bear in mind that you could end up being led to malicious websites, so the toolbar is thought to be an infection, even if it is not harmful itself. We strongly recommend you abolish FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar as quickly as possible.

How to terminate FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar

If you use the below presented instructions, it shouldn’t be difficult to delete FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar. There is also FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar uninstallation via a professional elimination program. It should have no trouble with locating the infection, and it will be eliminated completely. You can modify your browser’s settings after you delete FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar.

Learn how to remove FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal

Step 5. Remove FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal

Step 6. Remove FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar Removal
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for FreeArticleSkimmer toolbar removal.

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