What is TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar

TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar by Ask Applications is objectionable browser extension, that is mostly distributed on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox platforms on Windows and Mac. But, in a particular case can be met on Safari, Edge or Internet Explorer. It is a part of the wide-spread Mindspark network, that consists of hundreds of typical toolbars and browser add-ons. Such “browser helper objects” replace default search engine and homepage in affected browsers with hp.myway.com search engine. The main page of this website provides quick access to recipe catalogs, but the basic search engine provides results stuffed by ads and sponsored results, although it is marked as “enhanced by Google”. The earning on advertising revenue from in-search ads is a type of monetization TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar uses. In addition, adware gathers access to browsers information, such as history, cookies, settings. Probably, this data is sold to third parties or used to generate more targeted ads inside its search. Our team prepared precise instructions to remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from all types of browser and operating systems in the article below.

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How TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar infected your PC

TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar, as many adware applications of its kind, can be installed in a bundle with random freeware application. Some useful free utilities often contain such offers in the installer package. TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar developers pay up to $1 for a single successful installation, and many developers of free software are tempted to earn thousands of dollars. There are also special landing pages advertised all over the internet for the people, that are searching for recipes and lost in the “darkweb”. As add-ons like TotalRecipeSearch are semi-legitimate not all antivirus programs can deal with them. Below we provide download links for tools proven to detect and remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar on Windows and Mac.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download ComboCleaner

To remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser. The trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Note: TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Control Panel

To start removing TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar” or just “TotalRecipeSearch”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch and click Uninstall.

Remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch, click Uninstall.

Remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar

In some cases, TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch add-ons.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar or TotalRecipeSearch extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar installs search engine (hp.myway.com), that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block redirects and pop-ups from TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar

adguard pop-up blocker

TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar redirects, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting malicious website, using advertising script. Also, apps that generate “TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar” are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar.

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