If you’re one of those people who install a ton of extensions, add-ons and toolbars on their browsers, you shouldn’t overlook the fact that too many of these can eventually slow down or even crash your web browser and hinder your browsing experience. While many of these extensions and add-ons can be quite useful, unwanted toolbars like the infamous one from Ask toolbar and Babylon usually come bundled with freeware and are unintentionally installed by users. And even besides their shady installation methods, getting rid of such toolbars can be a tedious task. Previously we’ve reviewed a few applications such as Avast Browser Cleanup and Toolbar Cleaner that are designed to rid your system of the aforementioned pesky toolbars. Auslogics Browser Care is yet another great tool that aims to mark its name in this genre by letting you get rid of unwanted add-ons and toolbars, reset your browser home page and search engine, and clean up temporary browser data. Even better, it supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer all in a single package.
It’s a great app that can save you time and stress by quickly removing unwanted junk from your browser. Sporting a great looking interface that is both intuitive and stylish, it displays tabs representing the three supported web browsers at the top. Using the app is pretty simple. Before you begin, make sure you have closed your web browser window(s). Upon start, the tool scans your browser for installed add-ons, extensions, plugins etc. as well as its browsing data such as history, cookies and temporary files. The list of detected items can be filtered as ‘Show All’, ‘Show Toolbars’ and ‘Show Add-ons’ for user’s convenience. When it comes to the browsing data, you can quickly clear it by clicking ‘Clear browsing data’ from the right.
Browser Care allows you to either temporarily disable unwanted items via toggling them off, or remove them from your browser altogether hitting the trash icon displayed next to the required item. Though it should be mentioned that not all add-ons are removable via this app. This is probably to avoid broken features within your web browser, which is a nice thing to have so that you won’t end up accidentally deleting an important and useful add-on.
Auslogics Browser Care also allows you to change the default search engine of the web browser among Google, Yahoo, Bing, Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter and eBay. Furthermore, you can restore a hijacked browser homepage to a page your choice.
Overall, Browser Care is a nice tool with several useful features. The application works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Testing was carried out on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.