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Should I remove Charter Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,502
United States Rank #10,644
Reach 0.0095%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.54 days
605.87 days >
Average installed length: 318.34 days

Charter Toolbar

What is Charter Toolbar?

Charter Toolbar is an Community Toolbar by Conduit that runs in IE, Chrome and Firefox Web browsers. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar will attempt to change the browser's home page and search provider settings during installation (sometimes this is an option provided to the user but is checked by default) and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. It also may send event logs and other system-related information to a server, and may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user.

About  (from Charter Communications)

We're keeping you refreshed, and we will always respect your privacy! The Toolbar from Charter 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 Toolb...  Read more
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.charter.net/toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\chartertoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\chartertoolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Charter Toolbar

Program module:chartertoolbartb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\chartertoolbar\chartertoolbartb.dll
Additional files:
  • Double-Click_to_install_my_Charter_toolbar.exe - Charter Toolbar (Charter Toolbar installer)
  • uninstall.exe
  • chartertoolbarDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • chartertoolbarDx.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}.
  • chartertoolbartb.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
  • chartertoolbarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Cincinnati Bell Toolbar' with the class of {7C86EAFC-7A0B-49D9-A259-1D8E3BB96A6A}.
  • chartertoolbartb.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
  • chartertoolbartb.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 Charter Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.11%
Windows 10 17.55%
Windows Vista 13.83%
Windows XP 8.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.83%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.06%
Windows 8.1 6.99%
Windows 10 Home 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.69%
  Australia 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.92%
Hewlett-Packard 35.38%
Acer 9.23%
Toshiba 6.92%
Gateway 3.85%
ASUS 2.31%
Compaq 1.54%
Lenovo 1.54%
Samsung 1.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
Dell Inspiron 560 3.13%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.13%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.34%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.34%
Hewlett-Packard p6710f 2.34%


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