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Should I remove AOL UK Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,499
United States Rank #49,412
Reach 0.0095%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.62 days
490.41 days >
Average installed length: 257.67 days

AOL UK Toolbar

What is AOL UK Toolbar?

AOL UK Toolbar is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:

- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.

- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.

About  (from AOL (UK) Limited)

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  • Integrates into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AOL
URL: toolbar.aol.com/uk/index-portal.adp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\aol uk toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AOL UK Toolbar\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AOL UK Toolbar

Program executable:aoluktbServer.exe
Name:AOL UK Toolbar Server
Path:C:\Program Files\aol uk toolbar\aoluktbServer.exe
Additional files:
  • aoluktb.dll (by AOL) - AOL UK Toolbar for Internet Explorer 32-bit (AOL UK Toolbar)
  • aoluktbServer.exe (by AOL) - AOL UK Toolbar Server 32-bit (AOL UK Toolbar Server)
  • uninstall.exe - AOL UK Toolbar
  • aoluktbServerPS.dll
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • xprt6.dll - XPRT Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • aoluktb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AOL UK Toolbar Loader' with the class of {c7651f6e-3592-4612-b4e0-e0d471da0626}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • aoluktb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'AOL UK Toolbar' with the class of {1e7144b2-0b4e-435a-af95-d925c184dab3}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • aoluktb.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'AOL UK Toolbar Search Class' with a class of {df655c49-d4a4-466f-8044-c86294e906c8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • aoluktb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'AOL UK Toolbar' with a class of {1E7144B2-0B4E-435A-AF95-D925C184DAB3}.

How do I remove AOL UK Toolbar?

You can uninstall AOL UK 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 UK 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 UK 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 UK Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.39%
Windows 10 41.18%
Windows Vista 11.23%
Windows XP 3.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.09%
Windows 10 Home 17.65%
Windows 8.1 13.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 7.49%
Windows 10 Pro 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.63% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 86.63%
  United States 12.38%
  France 0.50%
  Ireland 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.13%
Hewlett-Packard 22.52%
Acer 18.92%
Lenovo 9.91%
Toshiba 9.91%
ASUS 5.41%
Packard Bell 1.80%
Samsung 1.80%
Sony 1.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.59%
LENOVO 20221 2.59%
Packard Bell ONETWO M3700 2.59%
Acer Aspire XC600 1.72%


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