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59% remove it41% keep it
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Qbyrd Toolbar

What is Qbyrd Toolbar?

As part of the installation process of the Software, 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

About  (from Qbyrd.com)

The Qbyrd Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Qbyrd search engine directly from Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. The Toolbar will work with Internet Explorer versions 6 and higher. The Toolbar supports 32 bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. Click here to read about Fire...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is GenericAskToolbar.dll. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.82 MB (1,905,154 bytes). SaUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sp.qbyrd.com/en/docs/help/en/ie.shtml
Help link: sp.qbyrd.com/en/docs/support.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Qbyrd Toolbar

Program module:GenericAskToolbar.dll
Qbyrd Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
Additional files:
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll - Toolbar (Qbyrd Toolbar)
  • SaUpdate.exe
  • UpdateTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'aTube Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Qbyrd Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'aTube Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'aTube Toolbar' with a class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar' (runs daily at 6:01 PM).

How do I remove Qbyrd Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 29%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 Starter 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  Australia 7.69%
  Brazil 7.69%
  Ireland 7.69%
  Mexico 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Intel 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 310-1020 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 580 20.00%
CCE G41T-M5 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5532 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5517 20.00%


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