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What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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Armstrong Toolbar

What is Armstrong Toolbar?

Armstrong Toolbar (Visicom Media Inc) is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named armstrongtoolbartb.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\armstrongtoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\armstrongtoolbar\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Armstrong Toolbar

Program module:armstrongtoolbartb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\armstrongtoolbar\armstrongtoolbartb.dll
MD5:5bf09fe572243acff12d64ab5faf981d
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Armstrong Toolbar (Armstrong Toolbar installer)
  • armstrongtoolbarDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • armstrongtoolbartb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986}.
  • armstrongtoolbarDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Hawaiian Telcom Toolbar' with the class of {FD5F00E0-A1C5-41E8-931A-B2F05EC388B5}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • armstrongtoolbartb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986} (14908880).
  • armstrongtoolbarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Hawaiian Telcom Toolbar' with the class of {FD5F00E0-A1C5-41E8-931A-B2F05EC388B5}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • armstrongtoolbartb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with a class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986}.

How do I remove Armstrong Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Armstrong Toolbar 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 Armstrong Toolbar, 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 Armstrong Toolbar.
  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 Armstrong Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win Vista (SP2) 13%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6633w 12.50%
Dell Inspiron One 2205 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 537 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 518 12.50%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 12.50%

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