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Should I remove AOL Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,835
United States Rank #2,190
Reach 0.1072%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.54 days
930.36 days >
Average installed length: 488.84 days

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. Third parties may from time to time offer applications or services to access, “plug-into” or interact with the Software. 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. There are three separate components to AOL Toolbar: AOL Toolbar, Download Updater, and Price Check by AOL. All three components need to be removed to complete the uninstallation of AOL Toolbar from your browser.

About  (from AOL)

Free 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...  Read more
  • Loads into the web browser
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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AOL Toolbar

Program executable:aoltbServer.exe
Name:AOL Toolbar Server
Path:C:\Program Files\aol toolbar\aoltbServer.exe
(From the publisher) “The software may automatically download and install updates from time to time. Updates may include new features, enhancements to current features, performance improvements, bug fixes, and new services or completely...”
Additional files:
  • aoltb.dll - AOL Toolbar for Internet Explorer (AOL Toolbar)
  • aoltbServer.exe - 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 {3ef64538-8b54-4573-b48f-4d34b0238ab2}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • aoltb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'AOL Toolbar' with the class of {ba00b7b1-0351-477a-b948-23e3ee5a73d4}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • aoltb.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'AOL Toolbar Search Class' with a class of {f0e98552-8e47-4c6c-9b3a-11ab0549f94d} 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 {BA00B7B1-0351-477A-B948-23E3EE5A73D4}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0202301859%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01213811%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00809207%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,809,269
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:30.45 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:878 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AOL Toolbar?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.57%
Windows Vista 20.21%
Windows XP 11.59%
Windows 10 6.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.45%
Windows 7 Professional 5.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.02%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.04%
  United Kingdom 1.89%
  Iran 0.76%
  Germany 0.54%
  France 0.34%
  Canada 0.25%
  Saudi Arabia 0.11%
  Australia 0.08%
  Spain 0.08%
  Mexico 0.06%
  PR 0.06%
  Poland 0.06%
  Italy 0.06%
  MK 0.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.08%
Dell 32.46%
Acer 9.95%
Toshiba 9.82%
Intel 1.94%
ASUS 1.54%
Lenovo 1.54%
Gateway 1.14%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Sahara 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.59%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.07%

About AOL

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

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jojo1956over a year ago
they really should STOP adding crap to our browsers..really :P