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WOW! Toolbar

What is WOW! Toolbar?  (from WideOpenWest Financial)

We’re keeping you refreshed, and we will always respect your privacy! The Toolbar from WOW! is set up to automatically update when a new version is available. When the Toolbar checks for updates, it loads a version file from our server. In order to ensure that you always have the most up-to-date version of the Toolbar,...  Read more


WOW! Toolbar is a software program developed by WideOpenWest Financial. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named wowtoolbartb.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.72 MB (3,900,500 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: portal.wowway.net/toolbar2/client/wow/download.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wowtoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\wowtoolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WOW! Toolbar

Program module:wowtoolbartb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\wowtoolbar\wowtoolbartb.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - WOW! Toolbar (WOW! Toolbar installer)
  • wowtoolbarDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • wowtoolbartb.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}.
  • wowtoolbarDx.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
  • wowtoolbartb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986} (14908880).
  • wowtoolbarDx.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
  • wowtoolbartb.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 WOW! Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove WOW! 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 WOW! 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 WOW! 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 WOW! 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 WOW! Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%

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?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530s 33.33%
Dell Dell XPS420 33.33%
Compaq-Presario NC769AA-A... 33.33%


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