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What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
5.0.65 100.00%

STOPzilla Toolbar

What is STOPzilla Toolbar?

STOPzilla Toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and 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, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named SZIESearchHook.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 4 MB (4,195,889 bytes).
  • Integrates 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
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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STOPzilla Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stopzilla!\Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A5653E98-C00B-421B-86A2-E7DA75BFD97A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by STOPzilla Toolbar

Program module:SZIESearchHook.dll
Name:SearchHook Module
STOPzilla! IE Search Hook
Path:C:\Program Files\Stopzilla!\Toolbar\SZIESearchHook.dll
MD5:fc8c247113f1c938a036800652ac26ef
Additional files:
  • SZIESearchHook.dll - SearchHook Module (STOPzilla! IE Search Hook)
  • sgskin.dll - STOPzillaSkin Application DLL (ZILLAbar Default Skin Library and Resources)
  • iS3Base5.dll - iS3 Common Libraries (iS3 Support Library)
  • iS3HTUI5.dll
  • iS3Inet5.dll
  • iS3UI5.dll
  • iS3Win325.dll
  • SZSG.dll (by iS3, Inc) - ZILLAbar Module
  • SZBase5.dll - STOPzilla (STOPzilla Support Library)
  • SZComp5.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SZSG.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ZILLAbar Browser Helper Object' with the class of {1827766B-9F49-4854-8034-F6EE26FCB1EC} (SITEguard BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • SZSG.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'STOPzilla' with the class of {98828DED-A591-462F-83BA-D2F62A68B8B8}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • SZIESearchHook.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SrchHook Class' with a class of {D3F669EB-57CE-4f45-8FBD-E245CBB46366} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove STOPzilla Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall STOPzilla 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 STOPzilla 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 STOPzilla 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 STOPzilla Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 22%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 55.56%
Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 7 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 44.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  Australia 4.55%
  United Kingdom 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Gateway 25.00%
ASUS 12.50%
Common models
MSI MS-7309 11.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.11%
Gateway P-171X 11.11%
Gateway Blade-K8F ... 11.11%
Dell Vostro1510 11.11%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 11.11%

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