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Should I remove pdfforge Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,094
United States Rank #34,759
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.51 days
250.93 days >
Average installed length: 131.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.4 100.00%

pdfforge Toolbar v7.4

What is pdfforge Toolbar?

Installs a Spigot toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Spigot so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free PDFCreator program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when PDFCreator is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, if the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Spigot)

The Spigot Search Settings is an application which is part of the Spigot Toolbar. Spigot searchsettings.exe'spurpose is to check periodically your default search engine and restore it to Yahoo in case you agreed to set it to Yahoo in the first place and another application is trying to change it. It's easy to uninstal...  Read more

Overview

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 main program executable is WidgiHelper.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.45 MB (1,515,339 bytes). applicationupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 pdfforge Toolbar.
pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll (f86ffa9cad0f7cdb581c4c752d8370d9) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8988 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
pdfforge Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove pdfforge Toolbar v7.4.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pdfforge.org/content/pdfcreator-toolbar-spyware
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdfforge Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3B765585-A537-441C-9984-66C2B2DE6046}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by pdfforge Toolbar v7.4

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\pdfforge Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
MD5:973b8ea5a78e432713a38def61765135
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • pdfforgeToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • applicationupdater.exe - Application Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Koyote Soft Toolbar' with the class of {1E864EAC-892F-4A60-8C17-63123FD5731C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Koyote Soft Toolbar' with the class of {1E864EAC-892F-4A60-8C17-63123FD5731C}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Koyote Soft Toolbar' with a class of {1E864EAC-892F-4A60-8C17-63123FD5731C} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Service
  • applicationupdater.exe runs as a service named 'Application Updater' (Application Updater) "Automatically downloads and installs application updates.".

How do I remove pdfforge Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall pdfforge 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 pdfforge Toolbar v7.4, 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 pdfforge 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 pdfforge Toolbar v7.4 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 25.45%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Windows 8 5.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.45%
Windows 7 Professional 10.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8 1.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.75%
  Germany 17.46%
  Mexico 6.35%
  Poland 4.76%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  Brazil 3.17%
  Taiwan 3.17%
  France 3.17%
  Spain 3.17%
  Slovenia 1.59%
  Australia 1.59%
  Austria 1.59%
  Argentina 1.59%
  IQ 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.91%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
Acer 17.39%
ASUS 15.22%
Lenovo 8.70%
Intel 4.35%
Toshiba 2.17%
Samsung 2.17%
NEC 2.17%
Medion 2.17%
GIGABYTE 2.17%
Compaq 2.17%
Common models
ASUSTeK K72Jr 4.26%
Dell Dell DM051 4.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite M45 2.13%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.13%

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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