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60% remove it40% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,222
United States Rank #41,467
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.18 days
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Average installed length: 235.20 days


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Discovery Tools

What is Discovery Tools?  (from Flipora)

It is a Personalized Search and Discovery engine that is made by Infoaxe Inc. Discover the freshest, most interesting websites of the day that are automatically recommended to you based on what your friends and other like minded people enjoy each day. It automatically saves all the webpages you browse and makes it sear...  Read more


Discovery Tools is a software program developed by Flipora. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named deskbar.dll. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 579.23 KB (593,134 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 28% of users of Discovery Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Discovery Tools
URL: www.flipora.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\discovery tools
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Discovery Tools\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 579.23 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Discovery Tools

Program module:deskbar.dll
Name:Flipora - Connect With Friends
Flipora Desktop Search
Path:C:\Program Files\discovery tools\deskbar.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninst.exe - Flipora - Connect with friends
  • ietb.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ietb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'System Search Settings' with the class of {63E60077-EDE9-427a-BAD0-2ED15FADA0A8} (Flipora).
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • ietb.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Flipora - Connect with Friends' with a class of {4DA729A4-684A-4034-A45B-6D56CEAAE92B} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove Discovery Tools?

Quickly and completely remove Discovery Tools from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Discovery Tools 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 Discovery Tools, 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 Discovery Tools.
  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 Discovery Tools you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.87%
Windows 8 21.74%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Windows XP 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.06%
Windows 7 Professional 13.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.82%
Windows 8 Pro 4.41%
Windows 8.1 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.40%
  Iran 14.81%
  Israel 7.41%
  Canada 4.94%
  South Africa 4.94%
  Belgium 3.70%
  Spain 3.70%
  Hungary 3.70%
  Croatia 2.47%
  India 2.47%
  Italy 2.47%
  Singapore 2.47%
  Australia 1.23%
  Switzerland 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.41%
Acer 22.41%
Hewlett-Packard 18.97%
Lenovo 8.62%
Intel 6.90%
ASUS 6.90%
Toshiba 6.90%
Sahara 1.72%
Medion 1.72%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite T115 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite P870 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 1.79%
Sony VPCEL1E1E 1.79%
Sony VPCEC2M1E 1.79%


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