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Should I remove Appbar alOt?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.34 days
865.57 days >
Average installed length: 454.79 days

Appbar alOt

What is Appbar alOt?

Appbar alOt is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named alotappbar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 2.06 MB (2,162,257 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Appbar alOt.
alothelper.dll (ee6673cc099c74366e8c65a0531578de) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Sophos 4.94 Alot Toolbar
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1015

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alot.com
Help link: www.alOt.com/faq
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\alotappbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\alotappbar\alotUninst.exe"
Estimated size: 2.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Appbar alOt

Program module:alotappbar.dll
Name:ALOT Appbar
ALOT Appbar Dll
Path:C:\Program Files\alotappbar\bin\alotappbar.dll
MD5:20035edea225b2cbeef5e761e61a7c67
Additional files:
  • alotUninst.exe - INUVO Product (Impostazione dell'Appbar alOt)
  • alothelper.dll (by Inuvo, Inc) - ALOT Helper (ALOT Helper Dll)
  • alotsettings.exe (by Inuvo) - ALOT Broker
  • alotwidgets.exe (by Inuvo) - ALOT Widget Container (Alot Widget Container)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • alothelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ALOT Appbar Helper' with the class of {85F5CF95-EC8F-49fc-BB3F-38C79455CBA2}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • alothelper.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ALOT Appbar' with the class of {A531D99C-5A22-449b-83DA-872725C6D0ED}.
Network connections
  • alotwidgets.exe connects to www-slb-ecmp-01-ash5.facebook.com (173.252.101.16 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

alotwidgets.exe
Memory:30.06 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2118212178%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.08479681%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.12702440%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:12
70 average

How do I remove Appbar alOt?

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Or, you can uninstall Appbar alOt from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Appbar alOt, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Appbar alOt.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Appbar alOt you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 14%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.55% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 54.55%
  United States 45.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Samsung 14.29%
Intel 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
Samsung 700Z3A/700Z4A/700... 20.00%
LENOVO 8744HCG 20.00%
LENOVO 2958 20.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 20.00%
Compaq-Presario WC934AA-A... 20.00%

About (from alOt)

ALOT apps are displayed in our free ALOT Appbar, a neat piece of software that sits in your web browser and keeps all your favorite content constantly within reach.
Publisher URL: www.alot.com

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