Remove Zonealarm Toolbar completely (Toolbar Removal Guide)?

A toolbar named Zonealarm may be stuck at the top of browser window by accident. A Zonealarm search windows comes up when users click to open a new tab of browser. It seems like users are forced to use the pop-up search engine. Many users feel annoyed about the Zonealarm search window and even don’t know how the Zonealarm sneaks into the computer. This article helps you learn more about Zonealarm. If you want to get rid of it, keep reading.
 

What is Zonealarm Toolbar (Toolbar Description)?

 
Zonealarm toolbar is classified as potentially unwanted program, which is always stuck at the top of the browser window without users’ permission and knowledge. The Zonealarm toolbar provides a search box and a four buttons which looks like helpful services for users. At some points, it is really convenient. But the Zonealarm do more harm than good. First of all, the Zonealarm search box will hijack the search results. That is to say, once users do search through the Zonealarm search box, a large number of advertisements may be listed in the search results. The advertisement promotion is the common way for toolbar developers to make money. However, users are easily led to some malicious websites by clicking those unknown advertisements. The malicious websites are very possible to download rootkits and Trojans automatically. Both of the advertisements and malicious websites congest the system and make users experience slow computer speed.
 

 

Potential risk of Zonealarm Toolbar

 
Not only so. The Zonealarm toolbar is compatible with popular browser including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It can create Zonealarm related extensions and add-ons on the browser. If some malicious extensions and plugins stay longer in the computer, it may cause other serious computer issues. Cyber criminals can take advantage of these plugins to record the browsing history of users, monitor the online activities or even steal the privacy information of users such as credit card number, bank account, password, etc. Once these sensitive data is used by cyber criminals, users may run a risk of losing money. So, it is highly recommended you get rid it as soon as possible.
 

 

Symptoms

 
Modification of browser settings
Generation of annoying pop-up ads and malicious links
Installation of useless add-ons, extensions and toolbar application
Slow computer operation speed
Personal information leakage
 

How to Remove Zonealarm Toolbar?

 
Method 1 Remove Zonealarm Toolbar using Anvi Slim Toolbar
Method 2 Remove Zonealarm Toolbar Manually
 

Method 1 Remove Zonealarm Toolbar using Anvi Slim Toolbar

 
Anvi Slim Toolbar is designed to protect and repair browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome from malicious toolbars. Users are easily captured by useless or even malicious toolbars and add-ons while installing freeware or shareware. This nice program can keep your internet browsers safe and healthy and help you conveniently and quickly remove unwanted add-on/toolbar/extension/plugin installed on. In addition, it also can repair the changed homepages and search engines of browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome back to their default homepages and search engines. Anvi Slim Toolbar deserves your own.
 

step 1

Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar

 
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step 2

Remove Zonealarm related extensions

 
1 Launch the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.
 
2 Select Zonealarm related extensions on the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.
 

 

step 3

Repair modified browser

 
1 After removing the Zonealarm related extensions, click on Back, and go to Browser Repair.
 
2 Choose the browser which you want to repair. Under Homepage Settings, check Customize Homage, type the URL you want such as http://www.google.com into the box, under the Search Engine Settings, choose one search engine listed in pull-down menu, and finally click Repair.
 

 
Method 2 Remove Zonealarm Toolbar Manually
 

step 1

Remove Zonealarm Toolbar from control panel

 
Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Zonealarm toolbar related programs.
 
Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Zonealarm toolbar related programs, and hit Remove.
 
Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Zonealarm toolbar related programs, and click on Uninstall.
 

 

step 2

Remove Zonealarm add-ons and extensions and repair modified browser

 
First of all, choose the browser on your computer and follow the repair instructions.
 
Internet Explorer
 
1 Reset homepage
 
Tools> Internet Options> General > replace search.zonealarm.com with a desired domain like www.google.com> Click Apply to complete the operation.
 

 
2 Remove Zonealarm add-ons and extensions
 
Click on the Tools (gear icon for Windows XP users), choose Manage add-ons.
 

 
On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Zonealarm related extensions and any other unknown add-ons and disable it.
 

 
Under Search Providers tab, set the Bing search engine or Google search engine as a default search engine, and then remove the search by Zone Alarm.
 

 
Mozilla Firefox
 
1. Reset homepage
 
Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Firefox (tools)>Options. Under options, choose the General, replace search.zonealarm.com with a desired domain like www.google.com, and then hit OK.
 

 
2 Remove Zonealarm related extensions and plugins
 
Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Firefox (tools)>add-ons, under the Extension tab, remove Zonealarm related extensions, and under Plugins tab, disable Zonealarm related extensions.
 

 
Google Chrome
 
1. Remove Zonealarm related extensions.
Open Google Chrome and click Chrome menu , and go to Tools> Extensions. Disable Zonealarm related extensions.
 

 
3. Remove search.zonealarm.com from the homepage.
 
Click on Settings> In Appearance section click Change.
 
Remove search.zonealarm.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.
 

 
4. Change default search provider, and remove search.zonealarm from the search engines list.
 
Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove search.zonealarm from the list.
 

 
Optimization Tips
 
After Zonealarm toolbar extensions, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
 
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster
 
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2. Run the Cloud System Booster
 
Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.
 

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