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Should I remove GIGA Deutsch Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.09 days
327.09 days >
Average installed length: 171.86 days


VersionDistribution 42.86% 14.29% 28.57% 14.29%

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GIGA Deutsch Toolbar

What is GIGA Deutsch Toolbar?

GIGA Deutsch Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) 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 computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. From the license agreement - "By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer".


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named tbGIGA.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. It also bundles additional software in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a potentially unwanted toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 9.3 MB (9,753,451 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • 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 GIGA Deutsch Toolbar.
GIGA_DeutschToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
tbGIGA.dll (a8a1b6e818b4e7ad6ec777c6633ced69) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9731 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28650 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbGIGA.dll (5b9b1f88e9a9dcd1b1699b192aca297e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25216 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: GIGADeutsch.OurToolbar.com
Help link: GIGADeutsch.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\giga_deutsch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GIGA_Deutsch\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 9.3 MB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through GIGADeutsch.OurToolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by GIGA Deutsch Toolbar

Program module:tbGIGA.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\giga_deutsch\tbGIGA.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) GIGA_DeutschToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbGIGA.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbGIGA.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GIGA_DeutschToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove GIGA Deutsch Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove GIGA Deutsch Toolbar 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 GIGA Deutsch 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 GIGA Deutsch 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 GIGA Deutsch 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 GIGA Deutsch Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 14%
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 58.33%
  United States 41.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Medion 16.67%
American Megatrends 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
Common models
Packard Bell imedia S3850 20.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 20.00%
Acer Aspire X3200 20.00%
ASUSTeK 1005HA 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5552 20.00%


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