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Should I remove Nectar Search Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,948
Reach 0.0214%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.64 days
844.84 days >
Average installed length: 443.90 days


1.656 1.00%
1.514 26.33%

Nectar Search Toolbar

What is Nectar Search Toolbar?

Nectar Search Toolbar is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 erros and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.

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We all search the web every day for information from handy how-to's, must know news to shopping. So wouldn't it be great if you could collect extra Nectar points just for doing something you do already? Like to shop online? Nectar Search will also tell you when you're on a shopping website (like Argos, Debenhams, Next...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • 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 Nectar Search Toolbar.
Toolbar.dll (34de85ff863adecb2305aa489b8e1c96) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131121 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3627 Toolbar
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.peo
ESET-NOD32 7.8893 Win32/Toolbar.BHO.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 22216 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
SearchComponent.dll (c507203edf6fea2bb209df8bdde41320) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Trojan/Lebag.ayr
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0902
Uninst.exe (9676973db8bbeb7f626a22f9b41d1e3c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.KillProc.16814
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.500.0.1008 TROJ_GEN.F47V0719

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nectar search toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Nectar Search Toolbar\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nectar Search Toolbar

Program module:Toolbar.dll
Name:FreeCause Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\nectar search toolbar\Toolbar.dll
Additional files:
  • Toolbar.dll - FreeCause Toolbar
  • emailchecker_plugin.dll - IE Toolbar (IE Toolbar E-mail Checker Plugin)
  • RSSReader_plugin.dll - IE Toolbar RSS Reader Plugin
  • Helper.dll
  • SearchComponent.dll
  • Uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Nectar Search Toolbar BHO' with the class of {B7C2F0D8-2209-4693-A15D-5A537211D48B} (FCTBPos00Pos).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • Toolbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Nectar Search Toolbar' with a class of {b7c2f0d8-2209-4693-a15d-5a537211d48b}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Nectar Search Toolbar' with the class of {8020143D-5926-4394-A04D-DD0B649DA121}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Helper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'FCToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {ada2ac0d-15c6-4611-ba5d-5b0a8b52fd6d} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Toolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Nectar Search Toolbar' with a class of {8020143D-5926-4394-A04D-DD0B649DA121}.

How do I remove Nectar Search Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Nectar Search Toolbar 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 Nectar Search 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 Nectar Search Toolbar, 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 Nectar Search 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 Nectar Search Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.77%
Windows Vista 15.95%
Windows XP 7.31%
Windows 8 6.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.40%
Windows 7 Professional 4.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.70%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.26% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 94.26%
  United States 1.69%
  Brazil 0.34%
  Thailand 0.34%
  Belgium 0.34%
  Australia 0.34%
  Sweden 0.34%
  Mexico 0.34%
  Romania 0.34%
  Iran 0.34%
  Canada 0.34%
  Great Britain 0.34%
  Hungary 0.34%
  BG 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.49%
Dell 22.06%
Acer 18.63%
Toshiba 11.27%
Samsung 8.82%
ASUS 2.94%
Intel 2.45%
Sony 1.96%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Lenovo 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.29%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.80%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.10%
HP G61 Notebook PC 2.10%


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