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Should I remove Family Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,196
United States Rank #24,327
Reach 0.0069%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.75 days
51.57 days >
Average installed length: 27.09 days


1.0.4 87.50% 0.74%
1.0.3 11.76%

Other programs by MyHeritage.com

Family Toolbar

What is Family Toolbar?

Family Toolbar by MyHeritage.com is a generic web browser toolbar that installs a search feature and various buttons for social integration and links to web sites such as MyHeritage.com and various search providers. Family Toolbar will also attempt to change the browser's home page and search provider to MyHeritage.com.

About  (from MyHeritage.com)

The Family Genie Toolbar will allow you to search for your genealogy over the internet. Family Genie Toolbar also has a Genealogy resource menu that can grow based on your feedback.


The most common release is 1.0.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named tbhelper.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 5.92 MB (6,210,778 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.myheritage.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Family Toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Family Toolbar\ToolUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Family Toolbar

Program module:tbhelper.dll
Name:IE Toolbar
IE Toolbar Helper Module
Path:C:\Program Files\Family Toolbar\tbhelper.dll
Additional files:
  • tbcore3.dll - IE Toolbar (IE Toolbar Engine)
  • off.exe
  • ToolUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MHTBPos00 Class' with the class of {0C37B053-FD68-456a-82E1-D788EE342E6F} (MHTBPos00).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Family Toolbar' with the class of {FD2FD708-1F6F-4B68-B141-C5778F0C19BB}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbhelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'MHURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {1C4AB6A5-595F-4e86-B15F-F93CCE2BBD48} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Family Toolbar' with a class of {FD2FD708-1F6F-4B68-B141-C5778F0C19BB}.

How do I remove Family Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.81%
Windows Vista 26.67%
Windows XP 12.59%
Windows 10 5.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.97%
Windows 7 Professional 3.73%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.94%
  United Kingdom 7.36%
  Netherlands 6.75%
  Germany 6.75%
  Canada 6.13%
  Australia 4.29%
  Israel 4.29%
  Sweden 3.68%
  Belgium 2.45%
  France 2.45%
  DK 1.84%
  South Africa 1.23%
  Norway 1.23%
  Hungary 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.71%
Dell 21.52%
Toshiba 12.66%
Acer 8.86%
Sony 3.80%
Intel 3.80%
ASUS 2.53%
Packard Bell 1.27%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Medion 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.81%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.85%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.92%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.92%

About MyHeritage.com

MyHeritage is a family social network service and genealogy website which allows users to create their own family websites, share pictures and videos, organize family events, create family trees, and search for ancestors.
Publisher URL: www.myheritage.com


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