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67% remove it33% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Tika toolbar

What is Tika toolbar?

TikaToolbar is a potentially unwanted ad-supported (adware) toolbar and web browser extension that will hijack the user's browser search page and provider in order to redirect searches to Tika-Search.com. This version runs in Internet Explorer as a browser toolbar (other versions are designed specifically for Chrome and Firefox).


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named tikatoolbarsrv.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 2.02 MB (2,121,920 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Tika toolbar.
tikatoolbarsrv.exe (fa4e7c5b6a082cab99473abb9b7ce3f0) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3582 MalSign.Skodna
ESET-NOD32 8.8998 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.03 PUP.Optional.TikaToolbar.A
McAfee 5600.7238 Artemis!FA4E7C5B6A08
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 Artemis!FA4E7C5B6A08
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1018
VIPRE Antivirus 22992 Montiera (fs)
tikatoolbarTlbr.dll (a5cb72e0869ed6f4885a28f09858bad7) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MalSign.Skodna.E86
ESET-NOD32 8998 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.F
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.TikaToolbar.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A5CB72E0869E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A5CB72E0869E
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1025
VIPRE Antivirus 22992 Montiera (fs)
       View all 16 all detections
Tika toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: tikatoolbar
URL: tika-search.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tikatoolbar\tikatoolbar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\tikatoolbar\tikatoolbar\\GUninstaller.exe" -uprtc -ask -rmbus "Tika toolbar" -nontfy -key "tikatoolbar"
Estimated size: 2.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Tika toolbar

Program executable:tikatoolbarsrv.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Tika Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\tikatoolbar\tikatoolbar\\tikatoolbarsrv.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by tikatoolbar) - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • tikatoolbarApp.dll (by Tika Toolbar) - Tika Toolbar
  • tikatoolbarEng.dll (by Tika Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) tikatoolbarTlbr.dll
  • GUninstaller.exe (by Babylon) - Uninstaller (Uninstaller Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tikatoolbarTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'tikatoolbar Toolbar' with the class of {6A960A88-5AF3-4F6D-92D5-4C81F1A2D9EE}.

How do I remove Tika toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Tika 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 Tika 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 Tika 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 Tika 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 Tika toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 5%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.68%
Windows 8 15.79%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.63%
Windows 7 Professional 15.79%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.53%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.26%
Windows 8 5.26%
Windows 8.1 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.61%
  France 15.15%
  South Africa 3.03%
  Brazil 3.03%
  Belgium 3.03%
  Ecuador 3.03%
  Spain 3.03%
  Estonia 3.03%
  Italy 3.03%
  United Kingdom 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Toshiba 11.11%
Sony 5.56%
Samsung 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 5.56%
Sony SVE15115FXS 5.56%
Samsung R530/R730 5.56%
Packard Bell ONETWO M3700 5.56%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 5.56%


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