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Should I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,079
United States Rank #22,370
Reach 0.0092%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 141.15 days
555.14 days >
Average installed length: 291.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.0 100.00%

IObit Apps Toolbar v9.0

Overview

IObit Apps Toolbar v9.0 is a program developed by Spigot. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is WidgiHelper.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 4.51 MB (4,725,504 bytes). applicationupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 37% of users of IObit Apps Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IObit Apps Toolbar.
applicationupdater.exe (c2b34b8d4593a4806c7b207931fd06c8) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141121 PUA.Win32.Widgi.bG
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0325 Adware.Spigot.14
ESET-NOD32 8.10648 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi.G
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Adware.Spigot
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.05 PUP.Optional.Spigot.A
iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll (5390c52330ceb584a1510d3b5a23466b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win64.Widgi.bB
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Spigot.A

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{48C13178-64E2-4964-9927-B71A04074D08}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 4.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Apps Toolbar v9.0

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
MD5:cba5b70b32d2262228df37b425a3ebc4
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • iobitappsToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • (Malware detected) iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll
  • (Malware detected) applicationupdater.exe - Application Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with a class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with a class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Service
  • applicationupdater.exe runs as a service named 'Application Updater' (Application Updater) "Automatically downloads and installs application updates.".

How do I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall IObit Apps 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 IObit Apps Toolbar v9.0, 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 IObit Apps 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 IObit Apps Toolbar v9.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.22%
Windows 8 22.48%
Windows Vista 5.43%
Windows XP 3.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.46%
Windows 7 Professional 14.17%
Windows 8.1 10.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.09%
  Germany 23.84%
  Australia 5.30%
  United Kingdom 3.97%
  Czech Republic 3.31%
  France 3.31%
  Italy 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Poland 1.99%
  Austria 1.32%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Canada 1.32%
  Israel 1.32%
  Sweden 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.61%
Acer 23.17%
Dell 14.63%
ASUS 13.41%
Medion 9.76%
Toshiba 4.88%
GIGABYTE 3.66%
Intel 2.44%
Lenovo 2.44%
Common models
MEDION MS-7748 2.06%
Medion E6228 2.06%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.06%
MEDION WIM2140 1.03%
MEDION P961x 1.03%

About (from Spigot, Inc.)

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Publisher URL: www.spigot.com

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