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Should I remove ICQ Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
30% remove it70% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,048
United States Rank #38,123
Reach 0.0310%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.99 days
766.58 days >
Average installed length: 402.78 days


3.0.0 100.00%

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ICQ Toolbar

What is ICQ Toolbar?

This is an optional web browser add-in that provides additional ICQ functionality from the user's web browser. In addition the toolbar will provide the option to modify the browser's home page and search provider from the current user's default.

The toolbar also support feeds. Feeds are web pages that support RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology that enables you to receive updates from your favorite web pages such as news, sports, and music, without opening them. By adding Feeds to your RSS Feeds Panel in your browser, you can view these pages without the need to surf to them.

About  (from ICQ)

ICQ Toolbar offers you the best of the web in one click: Quick search box, email notifications, map search, top rated videos and many more features that will make your search experience easier. Click the ICQ menu to access ICQ Search, ICQ Homepage, toolbar options, ICQ help center, Chats, Groups, Forums and lots of oth...  Read more


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named ICQToolBar.dll. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.43 MB (1,504,209 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.icq.com/support/icq_toolbar/what_is_the_icq_toolbar/en
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\icq6toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ICQ6Toolbar\ICQUnToolbar.exe
Estimated size: 1.43 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ICQ Toolbar

Program module:ICQToolBar.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\icq6toolbar\ICQToolBar.dll
Additional files:
  • ICQToolBar.dll - ICQToolBar
  • ICQ Service.exe - ICQIEUpdater Module
  • ICQUnToolbar.exe - ICQ Toolbar

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • ICQToolBar.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'ICQToolBar' with a class of {855F3B16-6D32-4FE6-8A56-BBB695989046}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ICQToolBar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ICQToolBar' with the class of {855F3B16-6D32-4FE6-8A56-BBB695989046}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • ICQToolBar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ICQToolBar' with a class of {855F3B16-6D32-4fe6-8A56-BBB695989046} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • ICQToolBar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ICQToolBar' with a class of {855F3B16-6D32-4FE6-8A56-BBB695989046}.
  • ICQ Service.exe runs as a service named 'VideoDownloadConverterService' (VideoDownloadConverter_4zService).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ICQ Service.exe
Memory:2.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006568168%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00036163%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029518%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:75 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove ICQ Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove ICQ Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ICQ 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 ICQ 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 ICQ Toolbar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ICQ Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.16%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista 17.93%
Windows 8 3.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.74%
Windows 7 Professional 7.36%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.47% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 47.47%
  Czech Republic 19.59%
  Israel 5.99%
  Russia 5.53%
  United States 3.69%
  Slovakia 2.76%
  Austria 2.07%
  Italy 1.84%
  United Kingdom 1.38%
  UA 1.15%
  Iran 1.15%
  Canada 0.92%
  Switzerland 0.69%
  Hong Kong 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.49%
Hewlett-Packard 21.57%
Dell 10.98%
ASUS 8.24%
Lenovo 5.88%
Medion 5.88%
Toshiba 4.71%
American Megatrends 3.92%
Samsung 3.92%
Intel 3.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.56%
ASUSTeK K72Dr 1.92%
Acer Aspire M5811 1.92%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.92%


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