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Should I remove FunLink Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
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2.4.0 50.00%
2.3.0 50.00%

FunLink Toolbar

What is FunLink Toolbar?

The FunLink Toolbar is bundled with the publisher's software including GotSoft, ebookNet, and RockstarThis. is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What toolbar EULA says it can do:

- Change of the default search engine, including your Browser's built-in search box, and address bar;

- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”;

- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings;


The most used version is 2.4.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is ToolbarBroker.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.22 MB (1,282,054 bytes). ToolbarUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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 FunLink Toolbar.
ToolbarBroker.exe (0cf4d4f7e22060c4e6cef9ee1f91f328) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
ESET-NOD32 8.8623 Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
ToolbarUpdaterService.exe (986ff1b3850b2e29dc2760ac7a7e0b54) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent.gen
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
ESET-NOD32 8623 Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
nProtect 2013-07-29.03 Trojan/W32.Monder.244960
Toolbar32.dll (6a3266c7a126662a79605406335d8f0c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
ESET-NOD32 11346 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Zugo potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FunLink
URL: www.FunLink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\funlink toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FunLink Toolbar\FunLinkToolbarUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FunLink Toolbar

Program executable:ToolbarBroker.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\funlink toolbar\ToolbarBroker.exe
Additional files:
  • FunLinkToolbarUninstall.exe - FunLink Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) Toolbar32.dll - Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ToolbarUpdaterService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toolbar32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FunLink Toolbar Helper' with the class of {D73B51D0-7751-4c65-852E-6F6CE47D5642}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar32.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'FunLink Toolbar' with the class of {DBA1CF8A-B9FD-425d-861D-F3F88025F52F}.
  • ToolbarUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Updater Service for FunLink Toolbar' (Updater Service for FunLink Toolbar).

How do I remove FunLink Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove FunLink Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall FunLink 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FunLink Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 FunLink 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 FunLink Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%

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?
Acer 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%


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