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Should I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,461
United States Rank #7,593
Reach 0.0654%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.48 days
987.68 days >
Average installed length: 518.95 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.6 100.00%

IObit Apps Toolbar v7.6

What is IObit Apps Toolbar?

IObit Apps Toolbar is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual search advertising.

About  (from Spigot)

The IObit Toolbar is a small application that attaches to your browser. The toolbar offers a way to search the web and stay connected to friends and colleagues. The toolbar installation comes with a way of also uninstalling it. The uninstall process takes a few moments. - Spigot, Revenue and Engagement on Tap. Keep y...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • 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 IObit Apps Toolbar.
iobitappsToolbarIE.dll (aa62827c86f40dee4fa16b3006992a4b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9105 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.327 TROJ_GEN.F47V1029
searchsettings.exe (c99645952fda42584fe101c0b90d979a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9057 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CA980191-C880-46B2-87B8-A2C71656AD3F}
(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: 1.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Apps Toolbar v7.6

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
MD5:77b1b2b4bacd122a78bb58ac56f897ed
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • iobitappsToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) iobitappsToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • applicationupdater.exe - Application Updater
  • searchsettings.exe - Search Settings
  • searchsettings64.exe - Search Settings 64
  • iview437_setup.exe (by Irfan Skiljan) - IrfanView Installer
  • wth166.dll - WTH Dynamic Link Library
  • wthx166.dll - WidgiToo Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 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.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • searchsettings.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SearchSettings' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

applicationupdater.exe
Memory:2.12 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007967095%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00072595%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007076%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:22,601
8,062,084 average
searchsettings.exe
Memory:3.75 MB
Total CPU:0.0011544897%
Kernel CPU:0.00023301%
User CPU:0.00092148%
CPU cycles/sec:4,780,595
Switches/sec:92
I/O reads/min:69.11 KB
I/O writes/min:2.66 KB
searchsettings64.exe
Memory:1.44 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00020595%
CPU cycles/sec:1,417
I/O reads/min:20 Bytes

How do I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove IObit Apps Toolbar v7.6 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 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 v7.6, 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 v7.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.51%
Windows 8 17.05%
Windows XP 9.77%
Windows Vista 4.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.38%
Windows 7 Professional 10.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.68%
Windows 8 4.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.22%
  Germany 9.85%
  Taiwan 4.83%
  United Kingdom 4.54%
  Brazil 2.90%
  Australia 2.70%
  Canada 2.51%
  Italy 1.93%
  Sweden 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Israel 1.54%
  MA 1.06%
  France 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.74%
Dell 22.59%
Acer 20.37%
ASUS 9.26%
GIGABYTE 5.19%
Toshiba 4.26%
Samsung 3.52%
Medion 2.59%
American Megatrends 2.41%
Intel 1.67%
Lenovo 1.67%
Alienware 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.94%
Dell XPS 8300 3.15%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.36%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.57%

About (from Spigot, Inc.)

Keep your customers coming back and delight them with contextually relevant content and applications.
Publisher URL: www.spigot.com

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