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Should I remove AOL Messaging Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,129
United States Rank #8,706
Reach 0.0146%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.94 days
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Average installed length: 464.14 days

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AOL Messaging Toolbar

What is AOL Messaging Toolbar?  (from AOL)

AOL Toolbar lets you enjoy your favorite content and services wherever you are on the Web. Get AOL Search with Google and get quick access to AOL, AIM e-mail or any email inbox with a count of waiting messages. Personalize your toolbar by adding buttons and organizing them however you like. Create your own buttons to y...  Read more


AOL Messaging Toolbar is a program developed by AOL. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is aimtb.dll. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 2.35 MB (2,463,544 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 94% of users of AOL Messaging Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Loads 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: 2.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AOL Messaging Toolbar

Program module:aimtb.dll
Name:AOL Messaging Toolbar for Internet Explorer
AOL Messaging Toolbar IE Dynamic Link Library
Path:C:\Program Files\aim toolbar\aimtb.dll
Additional files:
  • aimtbServer.exe - AOL Messaging Toolbar Server
  • uninstall.exe - AOL Messaging 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 'AOL Messaging Toolbar Loader' with the class of {b0cda128-b425-4eef-a174-61a11ac5dbf8}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • aimtb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'AOL Messaging 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 'AOL Messaging 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 'AOL Messaging Toolbar' with a class of {61539ECD-CC67-4437-A03C-9AACCBD14326}.

How do I remove AOL Messaging Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.05%
Windows Vista 16.26%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 10 3.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.54%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.90%
Windows 10 Home 2.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.62%
  United Kingdom 1.65%
  Canada 1.23%
  Germany 0.82%
  France 0.41%
  Iran 0.41%
  United Arab Emirates 0.21%
  Costa Rica 0.21%
  Spain 0.21%
  Israel 0.21%
  India 0.21%
  Netherlands 0.21%
  Norway 0.21%
  Sweden 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.91%
Dell 26.29%
Toshiba 11.74%
Acer 9.86%
ASUS 4.69%
Intel 1.41%
Lenovo 1.41%
Gateway 1.41%
Samsung 0.94%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 3.29%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.63%
Dell OptiPlex 980 1.97%

About AOL

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Publisher URL: corp.aol.com


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