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Should I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,576
United States Rank #6,124
Reach 0.1503%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.38 days
116.42 days >
Average installed length: 61.17 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.6 100.00%

IObit Apps Toolbar v8.6

What is IObit Apps Toolbar?

IObit Apps Toolbar is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together. This toolbar is typically bundled by third party download managers/installers or through questionable online ads.

As part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. These changes if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following:
- The homepage of your Internet Browser
- The default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box
- The page displayed when opening a new tab

About  (from Spigot)

The IObit Toolbar is a small application that attaches to your browser. The toolbar offers a way to search the web and stay connected to friends and colleagues. The toolbar installation comes with a way of also uninstalling it. The uninstall process takes a few moments. - Spigot, Revenue and Engagement on Tap. Keep y...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • 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 IObit Apps Toolbar.
iobitappsToolbarIE.dll (8ac9d9500f94668c2fbb974e748acfa4) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8630 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.187 TROJ_GEN.F47V0616
IObit Apps 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0642A70A-F852-4939-8228-27ED4E3B0892}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Apps Toolbar v8.6

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
MD5:9d034ed5bec8d9c35059aa8a8c9a9cda
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • iobitappsToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe (by IObit) - Advanced SystemCare 7 (Action Center Downloader)
  • applicationupdater.exe - Application Updater
  • AutoUpdate.exe (by IObit) - Smart Defrag (Smart Defrag Updater)
  • DriverBooster.exe - Driver Booster
  • FixPlugin.exe
  • IObitSmartDefragExtension_x64.dll - IObit Smart Defrag Extension
  • IObitSmartDefragExtension_x86.dll
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • MakeSFX.exe - Driver Self-extracting Maker
  • NtfsData.dll
  • PluginInstall.exe - Surfing Protection
  • ProductStatistics.dll
  • Promote.exe
  • Register.dll - IObit Register Dynamic Link Library
  • RegisterCom.dll
  • Scheduler.exe - Driver Booster Scheduler
  • sdcore.dll - sdcore
  • SDDriverMgr.dll - SDDriverMgr
  • SDInit.exe - Configuring Smart Defrag
  • sdlib.dll - sdlib
  • SDToolTips.exe - Smart Defrag Tooltips
  • SetupHlp.exe - Driver Booster Setup Helper
  • SmartDefrag.exe - Smart Defrag v3
  • SPUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare 7 SP Update
  • sqlite3.dll
  • SysRest.dll - System Restore Tools
  • taskMgr.dll - Task Scheduler Dynamic Link Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • UninstallPromote.exe
  • UpdateDB.exe - Driver Database Updater
  • Version.dll - Database Version DLL
  • webres.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.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}.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.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
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.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
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.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.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.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.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • DriverBooster.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Driver Booster SkipUAC (Wayne)'.
  • SmartDefrag.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SmartDefrag3_Schedule' (runs weekly on Mondays at 22:00).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9FAB9913-1272-44A8-B2E3-8491802D2401}' (runs on registration).
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SmartDefrag.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SmartDefrag3_Startup.
  • AutoUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SmartDefrag3_Update.
  • DriverBooster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Startup.
  • Scheduler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Scan.
Service
  • applicationupdater.exe runs as a service named 'Application Updater' (Application Updater) "Automatically downloads and installs application updates.".

How do I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall IObit Apps 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 IObit Apps Toolbar v8.6, 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 IObit Apps 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 IObit Apps Toolbar v8.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.68%
Windows 8 20.99%
Windows XP 9.36%
Windows Vista 5.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.45%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.28%
Windows 8.1 7.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.65%
  Czech Republic 6.86%
  United Kingdom 4.31%
  Brazil 4.12%
  Italy 3.82%
  Canada 2.55%
  Germany 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Belgium 2.25%
  Australia 2.16%
  MA 2.16%
  Taiwan 1.96%
  France 1.57%
  Turkey 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.36%
Dell 21.23%
Acer 18.24%
ASUS 10.95%
Toshiba 8.13%
GIGABYTE 6.63%
Intel 1.99%
Lenovo 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.66%
Sahara 1.16%
Alienware 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.52%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.16%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.16%

About (from Spigot, Inc.)

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Publisher URL: www.spigot.com

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