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Should I remove ALOT Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,530
United States Rank #7,795
Reach 0.0289%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.75 days
376.22 days >
Average installed length: 197.68 days

ALOT Toolbar

What is ALOT Toolbar?

ALOT Toolbar is an alias for ALOT Appbar. ALOT Appbar is a web browser plugin in the form of a toolbar. ALOT Appbar allows customized 'apps' to be added to the toolbar including social media apps. Appbar Web Search Users who opt-in to the Discover program help ALOT identify the best sites on the web and improve ALOT Apps.

About  (from alOt)

The ALOT News Toolbar is a free toolbar that lets you navigate your favorite news sites and search top news stories with the following features: one-click access to web searches powered by Google, the ability to easily search the latest headline news and top stories, quick access to online local, national and internati...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is alot.dll. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 902.85 KB (924,518 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ALOT Toolbar.
alotUninst.exe (c61a6cd2fa9646b22f2d8bfeb29563b4) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clod2b9.Trojan
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10588 Riskware
K7GW 13.174.10588 Riskware ( 0040f0f51 )
McAfee 5600.7256 RDN/Generic.tfr!dq
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7256 RDN/Generic.tfr!dq
Norman 10.20140108 Toolbar.A!genr
Sophos 4.96 Alot Toolbar Installer
Symantec 1/8/2014 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
VIPRE Antivirus 24658 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alot.com
Help link: www.alot.com/toolbar/faq
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\alot
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\alot\alotUninst.exe"
Estimated size: 902.85 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ALOT Toolbar

Program module:alot.dll
Name:ALOT Toolbar
Signed by:Alot.com
Path:C:\Program Files\alot\bin\alot.dll
  • alotUninst.exe - ALOT Toolbar (ALOT Toolbar Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • alot.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ALOT Toolbar Helper' with the class of {14CEEAFF-96DD-4101-AE37-D5ECDC23C3F6}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • alot.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ALOT Toolbar' with the class of {5AA2BA46-9913-4dc7-9620-69AB0FA17AE7}.

How do I remove ALOT Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win Vista 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.93%
Windows Vista 41.58%
Windows XP 13.86%
Windows 10 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.83%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.31%
Windows 7 Professional 3.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.58%
  United Kingdom 13.64%
  Canada 7.13%
  Australia 5.76%
  Ireland 1.13%
  New Zealand 1.00%
  South Africa 0.63%
  United Arab Emirates 0.25%
  Germany 0.25%
  France 0.25%
  Mexico 0.25%
  Poland 0.25%
  PR 0.25%
  Austria 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.31%
Dell 28.46%
Toshiba 15.90%
Acer 12.56%
Gateway 1.79%
American Megatrends 1.54%
Sahara 1.03%
Samsung 1.03%
Sony 1.03%
ASUS 1.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.75%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.75%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.50%

About (from alOt)

ALOT apps are displayed in our free ALOT Appbar, a neat piece of software that sits in your web browser and keeps all your favorite content constantly within reach.
Publisher URL: www.alot.com


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