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Should I remove Bing HRS Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
36% remove it64% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,585
United States Rank #29,164
Reach 0.0029%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.34 days
747.54 days >
Average installed length: 392.78 days


VersionDistribution 2.44% 39.02%
3.18.0 4.88%
3.15.0 34.15%
3.12.0 7.32%
3.8.0 9.76%
3.3.11 2.44%

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Bing HRS Toolbar


Bing HRS Toolbar is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 13.08 MB (13,717,504 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 56% of users of Bing HRS Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lavasoft\ad-aware
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3E2C0025-D900-40F2-A819-D97CE1D48C43}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Bing HRS Toolbar

  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • difxapi.dll - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • hrstoolbar.dll - Bing HRS Toolbar

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • hrstoolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Microsoft.Search.HRSToolBar.InitToolbarBHO' with the class of {1d970ed5-3eda-438d-bffd-715931e2775d}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • hrstoolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Bing HRS Toolbar' with the class of {c9a6357b-25cc-4bcf-96c1-78736985d414}.

How do I remove Bing HRS Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Bing HRS Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Bing HRS 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 Bing HRS 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 Bing HRS Toolbar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Bing HRS Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 36%
Keep it 64%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.78%
Windows 8 46.34%
Windows Vista 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.95%
Windows 8.1 19.51%
Windows 10 Home 12.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.32%
Windows 10 Pro 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.36%
  United Kingdom 9.09%
  Australia 5.45%
  Italy 5.45%
  Austria 3.64%
  Spain 3.64%
  Canada 3.64%
  South Africa 1.82%
  Dominican Republic 1.82%
  Belgium 1.82%
  India 1.82%
  Philippines 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.82%
  Malaysia 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 19.44%
ASUS 16.67%
Lenovo 11.11%
Acer 8.33%
Samsung 5.56%
Toshiba 2.78%
MSI 2.78%
Sony 2.78%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 8.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.41%
Notebook W350STQ/W3... 2.70%
HP-Pavilion GB399AA-ABU a... 2.70%
Samsung Q430/Q530 2.70%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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