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Should I remove ChatZum Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,811
United States Rank #38,735
Reach 0.0372%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.65 days
992.76 days >
Average installed length: 521.62 days


1.0.20 43.93%
1.0.15 4.64%
1.0.14 39.02%
1.0.13 10.50%
1.0.7 0.14%
1.0.6 1.09%
1.0.5 0.68%

ChatZum Toolbar

What is ChatZum Toolbar?

ChatZum Toolbar installs into your web browser and allows you to search the Internet with an advertisier supported search assistant that changes and redircts all of your search results as well as DNS errors, and modifies your home page to mywebsearch.com or some other webpage. ChatZum Toolbar automatically becomes your default search service which hijacks all your search requests as well as tracks your Internet surfing behavior to send you targeted advertising.

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. Offer your users a browser extension which lets them zoom in on Facebook's thumbnail photos. Includes the ChatZum search toolbar. Note: Sets homepage, search default, and new tab page to ChatZum search.

About  (from ChatZum)

ChatZum is a Browser add-on (toolbar) that enables its users to hover over images in Major Social networks websites and view a larger version of an Image.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ChatZum Toolbar.
tbcore3.dll (08402cbbeac6f08d2e4fa4b0d0cbd95e) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Softomate.588
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.14C3EF99!348385177
ContentHost.dll (a022f44cdbf48d4614925a662803c260) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.34
Symantec 20121.2.1.2 WS.Reputation.1
ChatZum 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.chatzum.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\chatzum toolbar\tbunsw7d.tmp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ChatZum Toolbar\tbunsw7D.tmp\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ChatZum Toolbar

Program module:tbhelper.dll
Name:Internet Explorer Toolbar
Internet Explorer Toolbar Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\chatzum toolbar\tbunsi9f9a.tmp\tbhelper.dll
tbhelper.dll (Internet Explorer Toolbar Helper) for the Chatsend Toolbar is an Internet Explorer Toolbar and Browser Helper Object (BHO) plugin. When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser....
Additional files:
  • chatzum.dll
  • suggestion_plugin.dll
  • TbCommonUtils.dll
  • tbcore3.dll
  • TbHelper2.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • uninstaller.exe
  • update.exe
  • AddonsFramework.dll (by Besttoolbars) - Add-ons Framework
  • AutoEnable.exe
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • (Malware detected) ContentHost.dll - Live Browser Tools
  • Interface.dll
  • loaderie.js
  • PropertySync.exe (by Besttoolbars) - PropertySync
  • PropertySyncPS.dll
  • ScriptHost.dll (by Status Winks) - ScriptHost

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'XBTBPos00 Class' with the class of {FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18} (XBTBPos00).
  • chatzum.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SBCONVERT Class' with the class of {A1056498-D09A-41E4-864B-505EDD640D9E} (SBCONVERT).
  • ContentHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Live Browser Tools' with the class of {78E13F72-6432-40BC-A7D4-6B3578ED1D99} (Live Tools).
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Smiley Bar for Facebook' with the class of {944FEDFD-C4FD-441D-8275-9C651A9FFBDE}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • tbcore3.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'ChatSend Toolbar' with a class of {1BB22D38-A411-4B13-A746-C2A4F4EC7344}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ChatZum Toolbar' with the class of {1BB22D38-A411-4B13-A746-C2A4F4EC7344}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbhelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {CA3EB689-8F09-4026-AA10-B9534C691CE0} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ChatZum Toolbar' with a class of {1BB22D38-A411-4B13-A746-C2A4F4EC7344}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00046507%
0.016088% average
70 average
Memory:1.94 MB
Total CPU:0.0090185070%
Kernel CPU:0.00733520%
User CPU:0.00168330%

How do I remove ChatZum Toolbar?

You can uninstall ChatZum 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 ChatZum 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 ChatZum 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 ChatZum Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.39%
Windows XP 9.54%
Windows 10 9.40%
Windows Vista 6.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.92%
Windows 7 Starter 2.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.96% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 27.96%
  Germany 25.90%
  United States 3.44%
  United Kingdom 3.31%
  MA 3.31%
  Mexico 2.89%
  Canada 2.48%
  Singapore 2.34%
  Belgium 2.34%
  DZ 1.93%
  Saudi Arabia 1.65%
  Chile 1.52%
  France 1.52%
  TN 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.45%
Acer 25.85%
Dell 11.65%
ASUS 7.20%
Samsung 6.14%
Toshiba 4.66%
Medion 3.60%
Intel 2.75%
American Megatrends 2.54%
Lenovo 1.91%
Sahara 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.22%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.22%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.21%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.01%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 2.01%


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