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Should I remove Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,240
United States Rank #5,917
Reach 0.3697%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.80 days
465.96 days >
Average installed length: 244.83 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.6.2.0 63.09%
1.5.0.0 35.82%
1.4.0.0 1.09%

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Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.

What is Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer (by Bandoo Media, Inc.) is an Ask.com Partner Network Toolbar which is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.

From the EULA:
"When installing the Plugin, it attempts to detect other software that may interfere with its functioning, usually similar types of software. By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages. You also agree that the Plugin requires modern computer hardware and software and a minimum amount of resources; using this Plugin with insufficient resources may affect the performance of your computer."

Usually the Movies Toolbar is installed by means of an installer program that is downloaded and run in preparation to installing other bundled software, sometimes when you download shareware programs from popular downloads sites.

About  (from APN)

Create new revenue streams by tapping into your existing user base. Bundle an APN custom toolbar with your downloadable application and earn revenue from subsequent search activity. Engage toolbar users by integrating rich interactive content such as widgets and social networking feeds into the browser experience. The ...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc..
searchresultsDx.dll (0f1ee891dc2acb8510a0dd7dacdaa07c) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0218 Adware.Toolbar.246
ESET-NOD32 7.9984 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 AdWare.Visicom
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3445 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
dtUser.exe (541d52441b96386fd1928fc8e831820a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Visicom.81
ESET-NOD32 10201 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.SearchAndMedia
VIPRE Antivirus 31916 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: apn.ask.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files2\MOVIES~1\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\IE
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\MOVIES~1\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\IE\uninstall.exe /UN=IE /PID=LVD2-DTX
Estimated size: 3.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.

Program module:searchresultstb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\Movies Toolbar\Datamngr\SRToolBar\IE\searchresultstb.dll
MD5:fef0ba831e498aec06e25c5f7e7abeb5
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) searchresultsDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • uninstall.exe - Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) (Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) Installer)
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe - DtUser

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {11BF46C6-B3DE-48BD-BF70-3AD85CAB80B5}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchresultsDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.)' with the class of {c75a2d66-6d1d-4735-8f63-9d85dcc026a6}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Movies Toolbar\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\IE\dtuser.exe'.

How do I remove Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

Quickly and completely remove Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) 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 Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. 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 Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.), 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 Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc..
  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 Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.90%
Windows 8 17.29%
Windows XP 10.17%
Windows Vista 2.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.64%
Windows 7 Professional 11.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.14%
Windows 8 5.78%
Windows 8.1 3.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.93%
  Iran 8.33%
  MA 5.26%
  Israel 5.09%
  India 4.18%
  United Kingdom 4.01%
  IQ 3.58%
  DZ 2.80%
  Egypt 2.72%
  Saudi Arabia 2.67%
  Italy 2.20%
  Germany 2.07%
  Brazil 1.98%
  Philippines 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.76%
Dell 19.61%
Acer 18.50%
ASUS 8.64%
Toshiba 6.56%
GIGABYTE 6.13%
Samsung 5.45%
Lenovo 3.62%
Intel 1.41%
American Megatrends 1.29%
Sahara 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.49%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.80%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.09%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.67%


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