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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,360
United States Rank #15,245
Reach 0.0771%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.8.16.19 100.00%

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searchgol toolbar

What is searchgol toolbar?

Search-Gol 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.

About  (from Search-Gol)

SearchGol was created to help make your search experience more fun. SearchGol is an innovative way to explore the internet that focuses on keeping your experience as simple, fast and enjoyable as possible. We use the latest search technology to not only bring you the broadest range of results, but to also make sure the...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in searchgol toolbar.
GUninstaller.exe (b0f6507f8666e89dd9f192313d88eb98) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 HW32.Laneul
Comodo Security 17604 Application.Win32.Agent.~A
searchgol 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

Displayed publisher: searchgol
URL: info.searchgol.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\searchgol\searchgol\1.8.16.19
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\searchgol\searchgol\1.8.16.19\GUninstaller.exe" -uprtc -key "searchgol"
Estimated size: 2.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by searchgol toolbar

Program executable:searchgolsrv.exe
Name:Searchgol Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\searchgol\searchgol\1.8.16.19\searchgolsrv.exe
MD5:5d1f3eeb3508cd152f698753a75b2b09
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • GUninstaller.exe (by Babylon) - Uninstaller (Uninstaller Application)
  • escortShld.dll
  • searchgolApp.dll (by Montera Technologeis LTD) - Searchgol Toolbar
  • searchgolEng.dll (by Montera Technologeis LTD)
  • searchgolTlbr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchgolTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'searchgol Toolbar' with the class of {00078E95-3A4A-4137-8DE7-2824908D1C17}.

How do I remove searchgol toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove searchgol 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 searchgol 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 searchgol 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 searchgol 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 searchgol toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#7,360

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.80%
Windows 8 19.35%
Windows XP 8.62%
Windows Vista 6.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.46%
Windows 7 Professional 10.28%
Windows 8 9.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.28% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 17.28%
  United States 12.84%
  United Kingdom 7.90%
  Poland 6.17%
  France 5.68%
  Italy 4.44%
  India 4.20%
  Australia 3.46%
  MA 2.96%
  DZ 2.72%
  Egypt 2.22%
  Belgium 1.98%
  Brazil 1.98%
  Argentina 1.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Acer 18.85%
Dell 16.54%
ASUS 9.23%
Medion 6.92%
GIGABYTE 6.54%
Toshiba 6.15%
Lenovo 5.00%
Samsung 4.23%
Intel 1.92%
American Megatrends 1.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.57%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.86%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.14%
ASUSTeK X550CC 2.14%

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