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Should I remove eType Toolbar?

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64% remove it36% keep it
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2.4.0 33.33%
2.3.0 55.56%
2.1.1 11.11%

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eType Toolbar

What is eType Toolbar?

eType 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.


The most common release is 2.3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Toolbar32.dll. 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 747.64 KB (765,584 bytes). The installed file ToolbarUpdaterService.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in eType Toolbar.
Toolbar32.dll (bec761c68b256a8a2e4f3deb4d1148a9) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.Zugo.AMN!A2
ESET NOD32 6583 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
VIPRE Antivirus 10900 Zugo Ltd (v) (not malicious)
ToolbarUpdaterService.exe (6688c4a5186b792c7861e9d1e26d025a) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 12056 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.Zugo.AMN!A2
eSafe Win32.Toolbar.Zugo
ESET NOD32 7046 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
VIPRE Antivirus 11781 Zugo Ltd (v) (not malicious)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: eType
URL: www.etype.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\etype toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\eType Toolbar\eTypeToolbarUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 747.64 KB

Program filesFiles installed by eType Toolbar

Program module:Toolbar32.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\etype toolbar\Toolbar32.dll
Additional files:
  • eTypeToolbarUninstall.exe (by eType) - eType Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) Toolbar32.dll (by eType) - Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ToolbarUpdaterService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toolbar32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'eType Toolbar Helper' with the class of {7D9463CD-BBD8-42f4-AB72-D7B1191D9F3D}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar32.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'eType Toolbar' with the class of {BDE58274-7A2A-4682-8C47-A379DD9E36CB}.
  • ToolbarUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Updater Service for eType Toolbar' (Updater Service for eType Toolbar).

How do I remove eType Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove eType 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 eType 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 eType 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 eType 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 eType Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 11%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 8 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.71%
  Saudi Arabia 14.29%
  DZ 7.14%
  Japan 7.14%
  Israel 7.14%
  Germany 7.14%
  United Arab Emirates 7.14%
  Slovakia 7.14%
  Hungary 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 28.57%
Acer 28.57%
Sony 14.29%
Intel 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
Biostar I945C-M7B 16.67%
BIOSTAR Group P4M900-M7 F... 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 16.67%
Sony VPCEA16FA 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-A51... 16.67%
Packard Bell EasyNote LS1... 16.67%


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