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Should I remove YTD Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,349
United States Rank #31,557
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.78 days
138.10 days >
Average installed length: 72.56 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.2 100.00%

YTD Toolbar v8.2

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What is YTD Toolbar?

YTD Toolbar is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

About  (from Spigot)

There are many video downloaders out there but few as good as YTD Video Downloader. YTD Video Downloader is simply an excellent tool for saving your favorite video clips from YouTube and other video websites. When you install YTD Video Downloader it will try to install a toolbar but you can reject this by hitting the d...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in YTD Toolbar.
ytdToolbarIE.dll (6d46c2edd4e4713a66a49ae3cc0bd8ba) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9132 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1118

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spigot.com/remove-search-settings.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YTD Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{428587C5-051F-4A47-A7E2-E78658246FC4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 4.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YTD Toolbar v8.2

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\YTD Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
MD5:02af8c511dc552af16d18ae39e298ff4
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • ytdToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) ytdToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • ytdToolbarIE64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ytdToolbarIE64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchMe Toolbar' with the class of {B9C767DD-F66A-40B4-8F12-4199A9A4393C}.
  • ytdToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • ytdToolbarIE64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'YTD Toolbar' with the class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A}.
  • ytdToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • ytdToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with a class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • ytdToolbarIE64.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SearchMe Toolbar' with a class of {B9C767DD-F66A-40B4-8F12-4199A9A4393C} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove YTD Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove YTD Toolbar v8.2 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 YTD 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 YTD Toolbar v8.2, 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 YTD 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 YTD Toolbar v8.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 2%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows 8 15.56%
Windows Vista 8.89%
Windows XP 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.28%
Windows 7 Professional 11.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.98%
Windows 7 Starter 4.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  Netherlands 6.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  India 4.00%
  Iran 4.00%
  Philippines 4.00%
  Belgium 2.00%
  Germany 2.00%
  GE 2.00%
  Greece 2.00%
  Croatia 2.00%
  Hungary 2.00%
  Israel 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 17.50%
Toshiba 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
GIGABYTE 5.00%
Alienware 5.00%
Intel 2.50%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 2.56%

About (from Spigot, Inc.)

Keep your customers coming back and delight them with contextually relevant content and applications.
Publisher URL: www.spigot.com

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