I sometimes wonder. Are really toolbars that useful? I don’t even use that additional search bar I have on my Firefox browser, let alone utilize any toolbar, even though I spend more than half of my day on the Internet. So, I still find it odd how people download and install things like MIXI.DJ Toolbar. Sure, I mean, there’s nothing wrong with it, and you can easily get a hold of the toolbar at mixidj.ourtoolbar.com. The official stance is that the toolbar is supposed to “improve your Internet browsing experience”. The be more precise – MIXI.DJ Toolbar is out to provide a direct access to your favorite YouTube videos and media players related to them. To tailor video search to your liking, the toolbar has to employ cookies to collect various information about your browsing habits.
To be honest, I have enough cookies on my browsers already, to keep up with the number of passwords and logins I have (yeah, I know, it’s not that secure), but having yet another toolbar for something I seldom do? I don’t know about it. I mean, MIXI.DJ Toolbar is published by Conduit Ltd. and this program has already created a bunch of other browser extensions like 2YourFace, Widgi Toolbar and it’s even related to Incredibar! Now how do I know that? Well, that’s because when you install the default version of MIXI.DJ Toolbar, your home page is changed to mystart.incredibar.com. Plain obvious, isn’t it?
So why would anyone label MIXI.DJ Toolbar as a potentially unwanted plugin? Well, for starters, it might be bundled with freeware, and trick you into installing it (it’s not so much of a trick, users are just not as careful as they should be during third party software installation process). Next, if it gets hacked, it can collect personal information and send it to cyber criminals. Also, you might experience constant redirections that might lead you to corrupted websites.
Now, I’m not saying that MIXI.DJ Toolbar is a virus. Far from it. I’m just trying to convey the importance of being careful about what you install on your PC and why. So, if you think you should remove MIXI.DJ Toolbar from your computer (and I’d highly recommend that), here’s what you’ve got to do:
Remove MIXI.DJ Toolbar from your browser
- Press and hold Ctrl+Shift+A one after another.
- Add-ons tab will open.
- Remove MIXI.DJ Toolbar from Extensions. Close the tab.
- Press ant hold Alt and press T.
- Go to Tools –> Options.
- Open General tab and change your home page. Click OK to save changes.
- Click the search engine icon on the Search box at the top right corner of the page.
- Select Manage Search Engines.
- Remove MIXI.DJ Customized Web Search from the list and save changes.
- Press and hold Alt and press F.
- Go to Tools –> Extensions.
- Remove MIXI.DJ Toolbar from the list.
- Click Settings on the left pane.
- Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
- Click Set pages.
- Remove mystart.incredibar.com and enter a home page you want. Click OK.
- Go back to Settings and click Manage Search engines under Search.
- Remove search.conduit.com from the list and select a default search engine.
- Save changes and exit the settings menu.
So far MIXI.DJ Toolbar is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. However, I’d say you should scan your system with a powerful computer security tool, to be absolutely sure that no other unwanted files or programs are hiding in your system. You know, better be safe than sorry.