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Should I remove 4shared Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,928
United States Rank #32,630
Reach 0.0084%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.57 days
1167.20 days >
Average installed length: 613.27 days

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4shared Toolbar

What is 4shared Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit powered OurToolbar in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. 4shared Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free 4shared program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when the 4shared is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from 4shared.com)

Access 4shared Desktop and website, and your personal 4shared account using our toolbar. Find free games, watch videos, listen to music online, and browse the web and get the latest 4shared news and announcements with the 4shared Toolbar. As part of the functionality available on the Application, we may offer you searc...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • 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 4shared Toolbar.
uninstall.exe (b5828fe45216b05d7d538b68344e6efc) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.PWS.Banker.63777
Jiangmin KV140108 Backdoor/Agent.dfng
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.4shared.com/toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\4shared toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\4shared Toolbar\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 845.45 KB

Program filesFiles installed by 4shared Toolbar

Program module:4sharedbar.dll
Name:4shared Toolbar Module
Path:C:\Program Files\4shared toolbar\4sharedbar.dll
Additional files:
  • 4sharedbar64.dll (by New IT Solutions Ltd) - 4shared Toolbar Module
  • 4sharedExt.dll (by New IT Solutions Ltd)
  • 4sharedExt64.dll
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by New IT Solutions) - 4shared Toolbar Update
  • 4sharedbar32.dll
  • 4sharedExt32.dll
  • ap.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • checkUpdate.exe
  • CMenu32.dll
  • desktop.exe
  • Desktop32.dll
  • lbase.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CMenu32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name '4shared_Desktop' with a class of {EBDF1F20-C829-11D1-8233-0020AF3E97A9}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 4sharedExt32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name '4sharedExt' with the class of {95525BD9-6136-4A26-8263-9CEE295D442D}.
  • 4sharedExt.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name '4sharedExt' with the class of {95525BD9-6136-4A26-8263-9CEE295D442D}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • 4sharedbar32.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '4shared Toolbar' with the class of {95080B13-AA71-4EE8-B951-7E98221E1ED5}.
  • 4sharedbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '4shared Toolbar' with the class of {95080B13-AA71-4EE8-B951-7E98221E1ED5}.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • 4sharedbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '4shared Toolbar' with a class of {95080B13-AA71-4EE8-B951-7E98221E1ED5}.
  • 4sharedbar32.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '4shared Toolbar' with a class of {95080B13-AA71-4EE8-B951-7E98221E1ED5}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • CMenu32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of '@mcafee.com/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • desktop.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '4shared Desktop' and executes as "C:\Program Files\4shared Desktop\desktop.exe" -startup.
  • checkUpdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Xvid' and executes as C:\Program Files\Xvid\CheckUpdate.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • checkUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '4shared Update' which loads as "C:\Program Files\4shared Desktop\checkUpdate.exe".
Network connections
  • desktop.exe connects to c-k330-u1011-175.webazilla.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.64 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0067149815%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00376246%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00295252%
0.015104% average

How do I remove 4shared Toolbar?

You can uninstall 4shared 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 4shared Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 4shared 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 4shared Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows XP 16.36%
Windows Vista 8.48%
Windows 10 1.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.06%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.89% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 28.89%
  United States 21.11%
  Brazil 7.78%
  Saudi Arabia 5.56%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Mexico 2.22%
  Taiwan 1.67%
  Canada 1.67%
  Singapore 1.11%
  South Africa 1.11%
  Colombia 1.11%
  France 1.11%
  Ecuador 1.11%
  Russia 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 23.15%
Acer 19.44%
Toshiba 8.33%
ASUS 5.56%
Samsung 3.70%
Intel 2.78%
Gateway 1.85%
Alienware 0.93%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.39%
HP 620 2.63%
Positivo MOBILE 2.63%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.75%
Dell Inspiron 1564 1.75%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 1.75%

About (from 4shared.com)

4shared provides its users with high-quality free online file hosting and sharing services.
Publisher URL: www.4shared.com


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