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Should I remove File2LinkIB?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,121
United States Rank #25,449
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.49 days
810.94 days >
Average installed length: 426.09 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is File2LinkIB?

File2Link Toolbar is a Visicom Media (VMN) toolbar that integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named file2linkib.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 2.07 MB (2,171,019 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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.filetolink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\file2linkib
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\file2linkib\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by File2LinkIB

Program module:file2linkib.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\file2linkib\file2linkib.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - File2LinkIB (File2LinkIB Installer)
  • file2linkibX.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • file2linkibX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'File2LinkIB' with the class of {c23b756a-bd9f-4ca6-aded-17ab8ccf3e8b}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • file2linkibX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'File2LinkIB' with the class of {c23b756a-bd9f-4ca6-aded-17ab8ccf3e8b}.

How do I remove File2LinkIB?

You can uninstall File2LinkIB 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 File2LinkIB, 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 File2LinkIB.
  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 File2LinkIB you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.45%
Windows Vista 19.35%
Windows XP 17.74%
Windows 10 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.13%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.45%
Windows 8 Pro 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  United Kingdom 17.78%
  Canada 3.33%
  South Africa 3.33%
  Australia 2.22%
  Colombia 1.11%
  Latvia 1.11%
  Thailand 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.65%
Hewlett-Packard 24.49%
ASUS 14.29%
Toshiba 8.16%
American Megatrends 4.08%
Acer 4.08%
Samsung 2.04%
MSI 2.04%
Lenovo 2.04%
Gateway 2.04%
Apple 2.04%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 530 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.70%
ECS GeForce 8000 series 3.70%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 1.85%

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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