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Should I remove AOL Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
35% remove it65% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,383
United States Rank #1,447
Reach 0.1937%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.96 days
559.20 days >
Average installed length: 293.82 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.11%

Other programs by AOL

AOL Toolbar

What is AOL Toolbar?

The AOL Toolbar is a browser toolbar for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Flock. It has a few default buttons like Mail, Weather, and Radio, and also allows the user to add additional buttons - from the Button Gallery or by dragging and dropping a website's favicon. It allows the user to search, view widgets from many sites, read RSS feeds, and displays a count of the number of pages visited. via a small odometer-style indicator. The AOL Toolbar is one of a range made by AOL, which include toolbars branded with their other properties, such as AIM, MapQuest, AOL Radio, and Winamp.

About  (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


The most common release is, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 3.58 MB (3,753,291 bytes).
AOL 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

URL: toolbar.aol.com
Help link: help.channels.aol.com/topic.adp?topicId=SG_TOOLBAR5_AIM
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\aol toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AOL Toolbar

  • aoltb.dll - AOL Toolbar for Internet Explorer 32-bit (AOL Toolbar)
  • aoltbServer.exe - AOL Toolbar Server 32-bit (AOL Toolbar Server)
  • uninstall.exe - AOL Toolbar
  • aoltbServerPS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • aoltb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AOL Toolbar Loader' with the class of {7C554162-8CB7-45A4-B8F4-8EA1C75885F9}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • aoltb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'AOL Toolbar' with the class of {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • aoltb.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IAOLTBSearch Class' with a class of {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • aoltb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'AOL Toolbar' with a class of {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0137157372%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00382081%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00989492%
0.015104% average

How do I remove AOL Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove AOL Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AOL 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 AOL 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 AOL Toolbar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AOL Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8.1 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 35%
Keep it 65%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.69%
Windows 8 25.74%
Windows Vista 10.88%
Windows XP 6.62%
Windows 8.1 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.17%
Windows 8.1 12.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.32%
Windows 10 Home 5.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.27%
  United Kingdom 1.59%
  Germany 0.63%
  Canada 0.27%
  Iran 0.20%
  Australia 0.09%
  PR 0.09%
  Brazil 0.07%
  France 0.07%
  Taiwan 0.04%
  Mexico 0.04%
  Japan 0.04%
  Saudi Arabia 0.04%
  MK 0.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.79%
Dell 33.56%
Acer 9.16%
Toshiba 7.41%
ASUS 3.45%
Lenovo 1.39%
Samsung 1.18%
Intel 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.91%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.59%
Dell Inspiron 660s 2.48%

About AOL

America Online develops, grows, and invests in brands and sites.
Publisher URL: corp.aol.com


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