Remove Productivity Boss Toolbar from Chrome/Firefox/IE

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How ironic is it that an application named productivity boss completely destroys your online productivity? Quite a lot. It’s even more ironic that the company behind this thing claims that it’s perfectly harmless when it reality all productivity boss does is generate issues. It’s pretty clear that regardless of how high your tolerance for irony is, at some point your patience will be severely depleted. As we already mentioned, the company standing behind productivity boss (the infamous Mindspark Inc.) makes a solid effort in its attempts to fool you. However, that very same Mindspark Inc. is responsible for flooding the Web with numerous similar threats all of which are unwanted and all of which are unsafe. Therefore, let’s put it that way, trusting anything concerning this program would not be your brightest idea. The nasty productivity boss parasite is an adware-type application that will make sure your browsers crash on a daily basis. Also, it will constantly harass you with its deceiving ads trying to steal your money and/or infect you with more malware. Remember, you most certainly do NOT need more malware. Productivity boss is enough for now. There is just one way to protect both your machine and your personal information from the  parasite’s shenanigans. You should know very well that this seemingly not virulent program could quickly become the source of some irreversible damage. Its relatively innocent facade only makes it more dangerous.

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How did I get infected with?

Chances are, you need to think long and hard before you give an answer to the question how this program got to you. Any piece of software that requires an investigation to track back can’t be trustworthy, can it? Even though it’s possible to install productivity boss from its official website, that usually isn’t the case. Adware programs prefer some much more stealthy, much more secretive and much more unfair infiltration methods. After all, it’s a cyber virus we’re talking about. Deceit is a key word in the words of parasites. Hackers normally use underhanded techniques so they not only manage to infect you but to also keep you oblivious of it. Bundled freeware, for example, is a superb method to get you infected with all kinds of malware. That’s why it’s highly recommended that you choose the Advanced/Custom option in the Setup Wizard and stay away from the Basic one. Please remember that your cyber safety is your concern and yours only. To protect yourself you should always pay attention to the installation process and be ready to deselect any unfamiliar “bonus” program that’s trying to sneak in without your permission.

Why are these ads dangerous?

The productivity boss parasite is a classic representative of the adware family which means the threats it brings upon you will be neither new nor unexpected. However, the malicious ways of this virus are extremely effective as you’re soon to be convinced. Once the program gets installed (with or without your consent), it goes after your browsers first. Being perfectly compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, the parasite automatically adds a toolbar to all your browsers in order to inject them all with ads. This questionable extension also doesn’t need your permission and you should know that your overall opinion is no longer relevant since productivity boss is on board. Prepare to be seeing fake coupons, intrusive banners, random pop-up ads and pop-under ads, unknown product offers, suspicious-looking web links and bogus software updates. As you can see, the virus is resourceful enough to turn browsing the web into a battlefield. It goes without saying that you should avoid all links and commercials distributed by the parasite unless you’re willing to jeopardize your own online security even further. This program is entirely add-supported which means it displays sponsored links only and there is absolutely no guarantee whether you will land on a safe webpage or a compromised site filled with malware. Anyway, this is risk you should not be willing to take. In addition to all of that, the nasty productivity boss program tracks your browser activities and sends it straight into the greedy hands of hackers. Not a happy thought, is it? If you want to put an end to the parasite’s trickery manually, you can successfully uninstall the virus yourself following the removal guide down below.

How Can I Remove Productivity Boss Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Productivity Boss infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall Productivity Boss from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete Productivity Boss from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Productivity Boss from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Productivity Boss from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Productivity Boss program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove Productivity Boss from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Productivity Boss Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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