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Should I remove Qwest Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,944
United States Rank #21,442
Reach 0.0025%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.23 days
360.73 days >
Average installed length: 189.53 days

Qwest Toolbar

What is Qwest Toolbar?

Qwest Toolbar is a Conduit powered OurToolbar in within Internet Explorer, Chrome or the Firefox Web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from Qwest)

The Application collects unidentifiable and non-personal data (for example, Application generated User IDs, search queries, and Application usage data, all of which do not include Personally Identifiable Information) to enable quality assurance, improve the quality of the services and provide anonymous reporting for in...  Read more

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named qwesttoolbartb.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. It also bundles additional software in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a potentially unwanted toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.37 MB (3,530,464 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove Qwest Toolbar with Reason Core Security.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: qwest.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\qwesttoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\qwesttoolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.37 MB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through qwest.ourtoolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by Qwest Toolbar

Program module:qwesttoolbartb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\qwesttoolbar\qwesttoolbartb.dll
MD5:2876932c8f91593ab3064a6c5c098dc4
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Qwest Toolbar (Qwest Toolbar installer)
  • qwesttoolbarDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • qwesttoolbartb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986}.
  • qwesttoolbarDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Hawaiian Telcom Toolbar' with the class of {FD5F00E0-A1C5-41E8-931A-B2F05EC388B5}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • qwesttoolbartb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986} (14908880).
  • qwesttoolbarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Hawaiian Telcom Toolbar' with the class of {FD5F00E0-A1C5-41E8-931A-B2F05EC388B5}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • qwesttoolbartb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with a class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986}.

How do I remove Qwest Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Qwest 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 Qwest 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 Qwest 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 Qwest 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 Qwest Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 3%
 
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 57.14%
Windows Vista 25.71%
Windows XP 11.43%
Windows 8 5.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.43%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.57%
Windows 8.1 2.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Acer 15.63%
Dell 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Toshiba 9.38%
Gateway 6.25%
GIGABYTE 3.13%
Sony 3.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite M35X 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 3.03%
Sony VPCEH11FX 3.03%
Sony PCV-RS220(UC) 3.03%
NVIDIA NVDAACPI 3.03%

About (from Qwest)

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.
Publisher URL: www.centurylink.com

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