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[Windows] Uninstall toolbars and reset hijacked homepages with Auslogics Browser Care

2013-10-24_085356 [1]If you are a lover of all things zeroes and ones and often install new software, you’ve probably have your fair share of run-ins with unwanted toolbars and homepage hijacks. It can sometimes be a hassle to deal with such situations, and that is why Auslogics Browser Care was born. Let’s see if it is worth your time.

What Is It and What Does It Do

Main Functionality

Auslogics Browser Care performs three main functions: remove browser toolbars and addons/extensions, change browser homepage, and change browser default search engine.




2013-10-24_091039 [2]The name of the game for Auslogics Browser Care is convenience. While Auslogics may market Auslogics Browser Care as a “unique new tool” that “lets you take back full control of all browsers installed on your PC”, it actually doesn’t provide you with any unique functionality that you won’t find elsewhere. Rather, what Auslogics Browser Care provides is convenience.

You see, Auslogics Browser Care lets you manage the addons/toolbars, homepage, and default search engine for Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox in one place; plus it lets you clear their respective browser privacy-related data. This isn’t a major attraction to people who only have or only use one browser, because you can do all these things directly from within each browser itself, no need to download Auslogics Browser Care. However, for those of us that juggle between two or more of these browsers, having the convenience to manage addons/toolbars, homepage, and search engine and clearing browser history from one place is very nice.

That said, though, don’t expect Auslogics Browser Care to work any magic. As I already said, it does not have any special functionality that would make you drool over this program. But if you accept it for what it is — a tool of convenience for multi-browser users — then you and Auslogics Browser Care may become good friends.

Conclusion and Download Link

Auslogics Browser Care is good but it is not great; the value-added aspect of Auslogics Browser Care is not features — it is convenience. So if you use multiple browsers and want the sort of convenience offered by Auslogics Browser Care, then grab it. If you don’t use multiple browsers or don’t really care for the convenience offered by Auslogics Browser Care, then don’t get it. (Did I really need to tell you that?)

If you are looking for a bit more advanced assistance in removing addons/toolbars (notably the malicious ones), I suggest you take a look at avast Browser Cleanup [3] and AdwCleaner [4].

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.3.2

Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8

Download size: 6.3 MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/48 [5]

Is it portable? No

Auslogics Browser Care homepage [6]