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What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach <0.001%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.65 days
194.59 days >
Average installed length: 102.24 days

JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware

What is JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware?

This adware program is a JustPlug.It web browser extension that is delivered via the WebPick (InstalleRex) download and install manager. It is included with various adware offer bundles and is a cross browser extension that runs with multiple parts including a Windows service, an auto-starting component and the browser toolbar/plugin which is designed to inject advertisements in the browser in form of banner ads, hyper-text links and popups. In addition, some versions might hijack existing advertising on web sites as well as inject affiliate codes in links as coupon offers. The program will install itself in a folder with a random name in Program Files or ProgramData and each of the included files will also have a shared random generated name. These names include ones like SaveNShare, Surf And Keep, Download Keeper and dozens of others.

The advertisements that are displayed in the browser could include deceptive malvertising ads for 'required' updates of known common programs as well as unwanted pop-ups advertisements. If downloaded these programs install a number of bundled adware utilities and additional browser extensions. Additionally components of the program will modify the browser's default security levels.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is xw.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.34 MB (1,400,568 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware.
xw.exe (19e5eb31641597fa245deb887aa25817) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.02.05 Trojan/Win32.Preloader
avast! 2014.9-140213 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3564 Generic_r
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MegaSearch.Asdt
ESET-NOD32 8.9380 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.K.gen
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch
Malwarebytes v2014.02.13.08 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 5600.7220 PUP-FFY!19E5EB316415
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7220 PUP-FFY!19E5EB316415
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
Sophos 4.97 Generic PUA EC
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.44 TROJ_GEN.R08NH06B314
VIPRE Antivirus 26130 MegaSearch Toolbar
xw.dll (230c8ce3c37ae8b366d3d28ed9a56001) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.02.28.02 Adware/Win32.Graftor
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Generic_r.GU
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.N
Comodo Security 17860 ApplicUnwnt.Win32.InstallRex.ALC
ESET-NOD32 9482 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.N
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/MultiPlug
G Data 24 Win32.Trojan.Multiplug.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11292 Adware ( 004923a41 )
K7GW 9.176.11292 Adware ( 004923a41 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee Adware-FHP
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-FHP
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.MultiPlug.cthsbt
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.Adware!6.1293
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA NC
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MULTIPLG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MULTIPLG
VIPRE Antivirus 26926 JustPlugIt (fs)
xw.x64.dll (bab49b61943c026b825a714d2175635a) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 None Trojan/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
AVG Generic_r.GX
Baidu-International Adware.Win64.MultiPlug.40
Comodo Security 17963 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9568 a variant of Win64/Adware.MultiPlug.A
G Data 24 Win64.Trojan.Multiplug.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11510 Adware ( 004922f61 )
K7GW 9.176.11510 Adware ( 004922f61 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee RDN/Generic PUP.x!brl
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 RDN/Generic PUP.x!brl
Norman 7.03.02 Multiplug.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.273
Sophos 4.98.0 MultiPlug
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Multiplug/Variant
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MULTIPLG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MULTIPLG
VIPRE Antivirus 27584 Win64.Adware.MultiPlug
       View all 58 all detections
JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: JUSTPLUGIT
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\adblocknwatcche
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\AdBlOckNWaTcche\xw.exe" /s /n /C:"ExecuteCommands;UninstallCommands" ""
Estimated size: 1.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware

Program executable:xw.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) xw.dll
  • (Malware detected) xw.x64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • xw.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AAllTiubeNoAds' with the class of {8D621B1E-8A42-DF58-5D0C-5E4BD29DEE7F}.
  • xw.x64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'YTubeAdsREmover' with the class of {5B18A513-9478-7337-A2E0-417851707651}.

How do I remove JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware?

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Or, you can uninstall JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware 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 JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware, 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 JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware.
  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 JustPlugIt Toolbar Adware you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%


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