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CashCrate Toolbar

What is CashCrate Toolbar?  (from CashCrate.com)

Earn cash when you search directly from the official CashCrate toolbar! You can also check your CashCrate balance, see if you have new messages, and more. Display Offers, Surveys, the Shoppoing Page, the Referrals Page, the Forums, Clear Search History, and more. When you first use the CashCrate Toolbar and perform 20 ...  Read more


CashCrate Toolbar is a software program developed by CashCrate.com. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Toolbar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 5.07 MB (5,313,815 bytes). The installed file ToolbarUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CashCrate Toolbar.
SearchComponent.dll (c507203edf6fea2bb209df8bdde41320) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Jiangmin KV131215 Trojan/Lebag.ayr
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.349 TROJ_GEN.F47V0902
CashCrate 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: www.cashcrate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cashcrate toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CashCrate Toolbar\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 5.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CashCrate Toolbar

Program module:Toolbar.dll
Name:FreeCause Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\cashcrate toolbar\Toolbar.dll
Additional files:
  • Toolbar.dll - FreeCause Toolbar
  • emailchecker_plugin.dll - IE Toolbar (IE Toolbar E-mail Checker Plugin)
  • Helper.dll
  • (Malware detected) SearchComponent.dll
  • Uninst.exe
  • bookmarksplugin.dll - IE Toolbar Bookmarks Plugin
  • msgboxplugin.dll - IE Toolbar MsgBox Plugin
  • RadioPlugin.dll - RadioPlugin Dynamic Link Library (RadioPlugin DLL)
  • RSSReader_plugin.dll - IE Toolbar RSS Reader Plugin
  • ToolbarUpdate.exe (by FreeCause) - FreeCause Toolbar updater application
  • TroubleShooter.exe (by FreeCause) - FreeCause Vista TroubleShooter application
  • weatherplugin.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CashCrate Toolbar BHO' with the class of {5E07EBD4-381E-4F32-8CB9-8280222D9009} (FCTBPos00Pos).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'CashCrate Toolbar' with the class of {64D7ECDD-7E88-4292-889B-046055145CD6}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Helper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'FCToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {93da556a-4376-4f66-a896-216daf31719e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Toolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'CashCrate Toolbar' with a class of {64D7ECDD-7E88-4292-889B-046055145CD6}.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • TroubleShooter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bucksbee Loyalty Plugin - 100815\TroubleShooter.exe'.
  • ToolbarUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Pazera Toolbar\ToolbarUpdate.exe'.

How do I remove CashCrate Toolbar?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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