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Should I remove Cox Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,607
United States Rank #21,109
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.85 days
556.16 days >
Average installed length: 292.22 days


VersionDistribution 79.25% 3.77% 16.98%

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Cox Toolbar

What is Cox Toolbar?

The Cox Toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. "Cox ToolBar is a free tool that provides Cox High Speed Internet customers quick one-click access to your favorite Cox services, including access to My Connection, Internet search, WebMail and Voice Mail notifications, and Digital Cable interactive programming into a single bar."

About  (from Visicom Media inc)

The Internet should add convenience, not headaches. From step-by-step instructions to helpful tips, we'll help you install your equipment, troubleshoot problems, and get the most out of your online experience – minus the migraine. Cox Toolbar is a free tool that provides Cox High Speed Internet customers quick one-clic...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named CoxToolbarTb.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.85 MB (1,938,289 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Cox 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: ww2.cox.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\coxtoolbartb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\coxtoolbartb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cox Toolbar

Program module:CoxToolbarTb.dll
Name:Cox Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\coxtoolbartb\CoxToolbarTb.dll
Additional files:
  • CoxToolbarTb.dll - Cox Toolbar
  • uninstall.exe - Cox Toolbar Uninstaller
  • CoxToolbarDx.dll - Cox Toolbar Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • CoxToolbarDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Cox Toolbar' with the class of {23C17F9A-C4AF-4701-9657-D384E3EE8958}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • CoxToolbarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Cox Toolbar' with the class of {23C17F9A-C4AF-4701-9657-D384E3EE8958}.

How do I remove Cox Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 6%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.58%
Windows Vista 13.21%
Windows 10 7.55%
Windows XP 5.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 63.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.62%
Windows 7 Professional 5.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.85%
Windows 8.1 Preview 1.92%

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?
Hewlett-Packard 40.43%
Acer 21.28%
Toshiba 12.77%
Dell 10.64%
ASUS 6.38%
Sony 2.13%
Lenovo 2.13%
Gateway 2.13%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.38%
ASUSTeK CM6850 4.26%
HP-Pavilion AZ221AV-ABA H... 4.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775 2.13%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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