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Should I remove CenturyLink Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,109
United States Rank #8,246
Reach 0.0149%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.64 days
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Average installed length: 288.98 days

CenturyLink Toolbar

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What is CenturyLink Toolbar?

The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. It will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. From the EULA: The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."

About  (from CenturyLink)

We're keeping you refreshed, and we will always respect your privacy! The Toolbar from CenturyLink is set up to automatically update when a new version is available. When the Toolbar checks for updates, it loads a version file from our server. In order to ensure that you always have the most up-to-date version of the T...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: CenturyLink
URL: www.centurylink.net/toolbar2/client/centurylink/download.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\centurytoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\centurytoolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CenturyLink Toolbar

Program module:centurytoolbartb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\centurytoolbar\centurytoolbartb.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - CenturyLink Toolbar (CenturyLink Toolbar installer)
  • centurytoolbarDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • centurytoolbarDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Cincinnati Bell Toolbar' with the class of {7C86EAFC-7A0B-49D9-A259-1D8E3BB96A6A}.
  • centurytoolbartb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • centurytoolbarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Cincinnati Bell Toolbar' with the class of {7C86EAFC-7A0B-49D9-A259-1D8E3BB96A6A}.
  • centurytoolbartb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986} (14908880).
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • centurytoolbartb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with a class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986}.

How do I remove CenturyLink Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove CenturyLink Toolbar from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove CenturyLink Toolbar from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.98%
Windows 10 22.84%
Windows Vista 18.34%
Windows XP 4.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.03%
Windows 8.1 11.15%
Windows 10 Home 6.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.88%
Windows 7 Professional 4.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.59%
  UA 0.20%
  South Africa 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.34%
Dell 28.77%
Toshiba 8.96%
Acer 8.02%
Lenovo 2.83%
ASUS 2.83%
Samsung 2.36%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.07%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.07%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.07%
Compaq-Presario AY138AA-A... 2.07%

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is a telecommunications company in the United States that offers voice and data communications, as well as television and home security services.
Publisher URL: www.centurylink.com


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