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What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
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1.1.0 50.00%
1.0.1 50.00%

Playboost Gamebar

What is Playboost Gamebar?

As part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. These changes if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following:
- The homepage of your Internet Browser
- The default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box
- The page displayed when opening a new tab


The most used version is 1.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is playboostgamebar.dll. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 3.63 MB (3,805,291 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\playboost gamebar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Playboost Gamebar\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Playboost Gamebar

Program module:playboostgamebar.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\playboost gamebar\playboostgamebar.dll
Additional files:
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper (Toolbar Helper Module)
  • IE8GuardWorkaround.exe - IE Toolbar (IE Guard Application)
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - IE Toolbar Common Utils
  • tbcore3.dll - IE Toolbar Engine
  • tbhelper.dll - IE Toolbar Helper Module
  • uninstall.exe - IE Toolbar Uninstall
  • update.exe - IE Toolbar Updater
  • uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TBSB04717 Class' with the class of {FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18} (TBSB04717).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Playboost Gamebar' with the class of {1ACC87D6-CB2B-4CAF-9280-6549842407C9}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Playboost Gamebar' with a class of {1ACC87D6-CB2B-4CAF-9280-6549842407C9}.

How do I remove Playboost Gamebar?

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Or, you can uninstall Playboost Gamebar 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 Playboost Gamebar, 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 Playboost Gamebar.
  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 Playboost Gamebar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 6%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Singapore 3.33%
  Australia 3.33%
  Argentina 3.33%
  Pakistan 3.33%
  Philippines 3.33%
  Canada 3.33%
  United Arab Emirates 3.33%
  Italy 3.33%
  Hungary 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.67%
ASUS 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 13.33%
Sony 6.67%
Alienware 6.67%
Common models
Sony VPCCB15FG 6.67%
INTEL DG31PR 6.67%
HP-Pavilion AU917AA-ABL e... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 6.67%
HP Pavilion All-in-One 20... 6.67%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 6.67%


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