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67% remove it33% keep it
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IMinent Toolbar

What is IMinent Toolbar?

Iminent toolbar is a browser extension for Internet Explorer and Firefox which is used to emoticons while using Facebook and web-based email products. During installation the Iminent toolbar changes your browser's homepage to seach.iminent.com and your standard search engine will be also set to search.iminent.com.

About  (from IMinent)

Iminent provides virtual goods services to communication platforms making users’ conversations more interactive and more fun. Iminent has a global reach of more than 12 million users across all continents. Established in 2007, the company was recognized as one of the top100 best startups by Techcrunch Europe in 2009 a...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named tbcore3.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 995.5 KB (1,019,392 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
IMinent Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.iminent.com/aide
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A76AA284-E52D-47E6-9E4F-B85DBF8E35C3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 995.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by IMinent Toolbar

Program module:tbcore3.dll
Name:IE Toolbar
IE Toolbar Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\tbcore3.dll
IE Toolbar Engine for Iminent toolbar is a browser extension for Internet Explorer and Firefox which is used to emoticons while using Facebook and web-based email products. During installation the Iminent toolbar changes your browser's...
Additional files:
  • tbcommonutils.dll - IE Toolbar (IE Toolbar Common Utils)
  • tbhelper.dll - IE Toolbar Helper Module
  • uninstall.exe - IE Toolbar Uninstall
  • update.exe - IE Toolbar Updater
  • iminent_toolbar.dll
  • access connections.resources.dll (by Lenovo) - Access Connections
  • acwizres.dll (by Lenovo) - Módulo de recursos do assistente de perfil do Access Connections
  • diagres.dll - Módulo de recursos de diagnóstico do Access Connections
  • f5res.dll - Módulo de recursos Fn+F5 do Access Connections
  • guihlprres.dll - Módulo de recursos auxiliares da GUI do Access Connections
  • iconres.dll - ThinkVantage Access Connections (ThinkVantage Access Connections wireless status icon resource module)
  • mainguires.dll - Módulo de recursos da GUI Principal do Access Connections
  • p2pres.dll - Access Connections - Módulo de Recursos de Controle P2P
  • svchlprres.dll - Módulo de recursos auxiliares de serviço do Access Connections
  • tbhelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper (Toolbar Helper Module)
  • trayres.dll - Módulo de recursos do ícone de status do Access Connections

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TBSB01620 Class' with the class of {58124A0B-DC32-4180-9BFF-E0E21AE34026} (TBSB01620).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IMinent Toolbar' with the class of {977AE9CC-AF83-45E8-9E03-E2798216E2D5}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbhelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {CA3EB689-8F09-4026-AA10-B9534C691CE0} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IMinent Toolbar' with a class of {977AE9CC-AF83-45E8-9E03-E2798216E2D5}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0037299403%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00262299%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00110695%
0.015104% average

How do I remove IMinent Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.90%
Windows XP 8.36%
Windows Vista 8.13%
Windows 10 3.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.22%
Windows 7 Professional 6.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.22%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.29%
  Italy 11.73%
  Germany 10.72%
  France 7.65%
  Brazil 6.55%
  Spain 5.99%
  Mexico 4.57%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  Argentina 3.07%
  Colombia 2.43%
  Chile 1.46%
  Venezuela 1.25%
  Peru 0.89%
  Ecuador 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.33%
Acer 20.90%
Dell 14.59%
Toshiba 9.62%
ASUS 7.14%
Samsung 6.77%
Intel 1.43%
Lenovo 1.35%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook ... 8.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.88%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.72%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.94%


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