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Should I remove IObit Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,686
United States Rank #18,270
Reach 0.0096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.81 days
495.98 days >
Average installed length: 260.60 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.6 100.00%

IObit Toolbar v7.6

What is IObit Toolbar?

IObit Toolbar is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. 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 bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

About  (from Spigot)

The Spigot Search Settings is an application which is part of the Spigot Toolbar. Spigot searchsettings.exe'spurpose is to check periodically your default search engine and restore it to Yahoo in case you agreed to set it to Yahoo in the first place and another application is trying to change it. It's easy to uninstal...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IObit Toolbar.
iobitToolbarIE.dll (e095f824d0923d43b6017d99881b6be1) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 PUA.Win32.Spigot.71
Bkav FE 1.3.0.7062 W32.HfsAdware
ESET-NOD32 9.12072 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi.N potentially unwanted
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.11 PUP.Optional.Spigot.A

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spigot.com/remove-search-settings.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8BA0F5D8-D21F-4A3D-B6E6-86D67119DB74}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Toolbar v7.6

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IObit Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
MD5:77b1b2b4bacd122a78bb58ac56f897ed
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • iobitToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) iobitToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • iobitToolbarIE64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IObit Toolbar' with the class of {0BDA0769-FD72-49F4-9266-E1FB004F4D8F}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IObit Toolbar' with the class of {0BDA0769-FD72-49F4-9266-E1FB004F4D8F}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IObit Toolbar' with a class of {0BDA0769-FD72-49F4-9266-E1FB004F4D8F} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove IObit Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove IObit 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 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 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 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 Toolbar v7.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows Vista 9.63%
Windows XP 7.41%
Windows 8 5.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.53%
Windows 7 Professional 9.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.77%
Windows 8 Pro 3.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.81%
  Germany 21.08%
  United Kingdom 5.42%
  France 2.41%
  Canada 2.41%
  Taiwan 1.81%
  Australia 1.20%
  Mexico 1.20%
  Portugal 1.20%
  Egypt 1.20%
  Italy 1.20%
  TT 0.60%
  Chile 0.60%
  Thailand 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 36.47%
Dell 21.18%
Hewlett-Packard 15.29%
GIGABYTE 4.71%
ASUS 4.71%
Medion 4.71%
Toshiba 4.71%
Intel 3.53%
Sahara 2.35%
Compaq 1.18%
Alienware 1.18%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 570 1.89%
Acer Aspire 5750 1.89%
Acer Aspire 8735 1.89%
Acer Aspire X1430G 1.89%
Dell Studio 1555 1.89%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.89%

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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