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Should I remove FreeBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,273
United States Rank #32,117
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 82.82 days
184.33 days >
Average installed length: 96.85 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is FreeBar?  (from Colin Finck)

FreeBar is an Open-Source Shortcut Bar with the Style of the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar. Since Office 2003 the Office Shortcut Bar is missing in Microsoft's Office suite. Microsoft recommends the Quick Launch toolbar of Windows as a replacement. But this alternative did not convince me and many others.
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FreeBar is a program developed by Colin Finck. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is freebar.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.14 MB (1,195,380 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 59% of users of FreeBar come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: FreeBar.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreeBar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FreeBar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeBar

Program executable:freebar.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\freebar\freebar.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • FreeBar.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FreeBar' and executes as "C:\Program Files\FreeBar\FreeBar.exe".

How do I remove FreeBar?

You can uninstall FreeBar 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 FreeBar, 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 FreeBar.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 29.17%
Windows XP 18.75%
Windows Vista 2.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.75%
Windows 7 Professional 14.58%
Windows 10 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.38%
  Germany 14.06%
  Switzerland 4.69%
  Australia 4.69%
  Poland 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Singapore 1.56%
  France 1.56%
  India 1.56%
  Greece 1.56%
  Netherlands 1.56%
  Czech Republic 1.56%
  Italy 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 15.00%
Acer 10.00%
Intel 7.50%
Medion 7.50%
Lenovo 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
ASUS 5.00%
Toshiba 2.50%
Sahara 2.50%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 5.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro M30 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard SLIC-CPC 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ... 2.50%


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