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What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,469
United States Rank #9,362
Reach 0.0127%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.11 days
386.86 days >
Average installed length: 203.26 days

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AIM Toolbar

What is AIM Toolbar?  (from AOL)

The AIM Toolbar puts Buddy List features into your browser. With one click you can start a new IM or share favorite links and pages with your buddies. Change your AIM status from the toolbar, so your friends can quickly get your latest update. You'll be able to sign in seamlessly to all AOL and AIM websites with one cl...  Read more


AIM Toolbar is a software program developed by AOL. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named aimtb.dll. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 2.36 MB (2,474,994 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 96% of users of AIM Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.
  • Integrates into the web browser
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.aol.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\aim toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AIM Toolbar

Program module:aimtb.dll
Name:AIM Toolbar for Internet Explorer
AIM Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library
Signed by:AOL LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\aim toolbar\aimtb.dll
(From the publisher) “he AIM Toolbar puts Buddy List features into your browser. With one click you can start a new IM or share favorite links and pages with your buddies. Change your AIM status from the toolbar, so your friends can quickly...”
Additional files:
  • aimtbServer.exe - AIM Toolbar Server
  • uninstall.exe - AIM Toolbar
  • apopup.dll - AOL Popup Control
  • aimtbServerPS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • aimtb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AIM Toolbar Loader' with the class of {b0cda128-b425-4eef-a174-61a11ac5dbf8}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • aimtb.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {0b83c99c-1efa-4259-858f-bcb33e007a5b}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • aimtb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'AIM Toolbar' with the class of {61539ecd-cc67-4437-a03c-9aaccbd14326}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • aimtb.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'AIM Toolbar Search Class' with a class of {03402f96-3dc7-4285-bc50-9e81fefafe43} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • aimtb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'AIM Toolbar' with a class of {61539ECD-CC67-4437-A03C-9AACCBD14326}.

How do I remove AIM Toolbar?

You can uninstall AIM 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 AIM 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 AIM 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 AIM Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win Vista (SP2) 41%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 48.19%
Windows 7 38.15%
Windows XP 10.84%
Windows 10 2.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 39.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.57%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.91%
Windows 7 Professional 5.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.54%
  United Kingdom 0.70%
  Iran 0.47%
  Germany 0.47%
  Taiwan 0.23%
  Norway 0.23%
  Korea 0.23%
  Sweden 0.23%
  AF 0.23%
  Indonesia 0.23%
  Israel 0.23%
  DK 0.23%
  Canada 0.23%
  United Arab Emirates 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.01%
Hewlett-Packard 36.26%
Toshiba 9.36%
Acer 8.77%
Gateway 4.09%
Sony 1.17%
ASUS 1.17%
Intel 0.58%
Lenovo 0.58%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.92%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.92%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.27%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 3.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.27%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.61%

About AOL

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Publisher URL: corp.aol.com


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