ResultsToolbox is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the category of Adware. Adware is form of malware that presents unwanted advertising on a MAC system, redirects search requests to advertising web sites and gathers sensitive information for marketing purposes. The ResultsToolbox adware can show banner advertisements, full-screen ads, popups, videos, or other varieties of online advertising. Adware can attack your Apple Mac’s browsers like the Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome. Maybe you approve the idea that the ads or pop ups is just a small problem. But these unwanted ads eat Apple Mac resources and slow down your computer performance.
The worst is, adware can have spyware and keyloggers built into the program, leading to greater damage to your MAC system and possible invasion of your data.
Do not panic because we’ve got the solution. Here’s a guide on how to uninstall ResultsToolbox and get rid of unwanted ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari and other browsers.
How does Adware get on your computer
|Name||ResultsToolbox, Results Toolbox 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-ups, popup virus, pop-up advertisements|
|Removal||ResultsToolbox removal guide|
How to Remove ResultsToolbox adware
Fortunately, we’ve an effective method which will help you manually or/and automatically delete ResultsToolbox ads from your web browser and bring your web-browser settings, including startpage, newtab and search engine, back to normal. Below you will find a removal guide with all the steps you may need to successfully delete adware software and its components. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your MAC or shut down this webpage. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove ResultsToolbox, use the following steps:
- How to manually remove ResultsToolbox
- Automatic Removal of ResultsToolbox adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to manually remove ResultsToolbox
In most cases, it is possible to manually delete ResultsToolbox adware. This solution does not involve the use of any tricks or removal tools. You just need to recover the normal settings of the computer and web-browser. This can be done by following a few simple steps below. If you want to quickly remove ResultsToolbox adware, as well as perform a full scan of your computer, we recommend that you use adware removal utilities, which are listed below.
Uninstall suspicious programs using the Finder
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads or web browser redirect, using the ‘Applications’ list that located in the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your MAC OS. Most likely, one of them is the ResultsToolbox adware. If you’ve many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation.
Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and select “Move to Trash”. Another way is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, choose Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Remove ResultsToolbox from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of ResultsToolbox adware, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ add-ons, web browser’s default search engine, homepage and new tab page which have been modified by adware.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The web browser will show the settings screen. Another method to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The browser will run the process of cleaning. When it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including newtab, start page and search engine back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your Apple Mac.
Remove ResultsToolbox from Safari
By resetting Safari browser you restore your internet browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ResultsToolbox adware software.
Run Safari browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of popups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for questionable addons on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all dubious extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage and search provider settings. Click “General” tab. Make sure that the “Homepage” field contains the website you want or is empty.
Make sure that the “Search engine” setting shows your preferred search provider. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Get rid of ResultsToolbox adware software from Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will remove the ResultsToolbox ads, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ResultsToolbox adware. Once, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of ResultsToolbox adware
The adware may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ResultsToolbox adware again infect your Apple Mac. Moreover, We want to note that it is not always safe to delete adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system. The best method to look for and delete adware is to use free malicious software removal programs.
How to automatically remove ResultsToolbox with MalwareBytes Free
Manual ResultsToolbox removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes that are fully clean your MAC system of adware software. Moreover, this free utility will help you to remove browser hijacker, malicious software, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When downloading is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, launch the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes will automatically launch and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your MAC OS for the ResultsToolbox adware software. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware software or potentially unwanted applications are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware has completed scanning your MAC system, MalwareBytes Free will prepare a list of unwanted apps and adware software. Review the report and then click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes will remove ResultsToolbox adware.
How to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your Apple Mac against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, you need to run ad blocking program that blocks an access to harmful ads and websites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you start your MAC OS, AdGuard will start automatically and stop annoying ads, block harmful and misleading websites.
To sum up
Now your MAC system should be clean of the ResultsToolbox adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and annoying harmful web sites) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malware).
If you are still having problems while trying to remove ResultsToolbox ads from the Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome, then ask for help here here.