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Should I remove Certified Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 388.61 days
1029.61 days >
Average installed length: 540.98 days

Certified Toolbar

What is Certified Toolbar?

The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party programs in order to help monetize free software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back.


The main program executable is InstTracker.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.65 MB (2,775,960 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
  • Remove Certified Toolbar with Reason Core Security.
Certified Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Certified Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CertifiedToolbar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CertifiedToolbar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Certified Toolbar

Program executable:InstTracker.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\CertifiedToolbar\InstTracker.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • FireFoxExtensionWithFF8Fix.exe (by Simplygen) - FireFoxInstallation
  • FireFoxUninstaller.exe (by Simplygen) - FireFoxUninstaller
  • InstTracker.exe - AutocompleteInstallationTracker
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)

How do I remove Certified Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Certified 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 Certified 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 Certified 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 Certified Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win Vista (SP2) 14%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.43%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  Spain 16.67%
  Netherlands 16.67%
  Brazil 8.33%
  Italy 8.33%
  South Africa 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Samsung 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 14.29%
Packard Bell imedia S3850 14.29%
MSI MS-7680 14.29%
HP ProBook 4530s 14.29%
Dell Inspiron N5030 14.29%
ASUSTeK K54LY 14.29%


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