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Should I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,675
United States Rank #15,918
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.77 days
701.72 days >
Average installed length: 368.70 days


6.6 100.00%

IObit Apps Toolbar v6.6

What is IObit Apps Toolbar?

Installs a Spigot toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Spigot so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar.

The toolbar is typically included with several IObit software products as an optional install. This add-on is installed silently and changes users settings without reverting them, in violation of the Mozilla Add-on Guidelines and has been blocked.

About  (from Spigot)

The IObit Toolbar is a small application that attaches to your browser. The toolbar offers a way to search the web and stay connected to friends and colleagues. The toolbar installation comes with a way of also uninstalling it. The uninstall process takes a few moments. - Spigot, Revenue and Engagement on Tap. Keep y...  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 WidgiHelper.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.35 MB (1,410,487 bytes). The installed file applicationupdater.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
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
IObit Apps 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

URL: www.spigot.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{60D42995-DA80-414D-89C9-CEFC66DC8E13}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Apps Toolbar v6.6

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • applicationupdater.exe - Application Updater
  • searchsettings.exe - Search Settings
  • searchsettings64.exe - Search Settings 64
  • widgitoolbarff.dll
  • wth156.dll - WTH Dynamic Link Library
  • wthx156.dll - WidgiToo Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Dealio Toolbar' with the class of {01398B87-61AF-4FFB-9AB5-1A1C5FB39A9C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Dealio Toolbar' with the class of {01398B87-61AF-4FFB-9AB5-1A1C5FB39A9C}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Dealio Toolbar' with a class of {01398B87-61AF-4FFB-9AB5-1A1C5FB39A9C} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • applicationupdater.exe runs as a service named 'Application Updater' (Application Updater) "Automatically downloads and installs application updates.".

How do I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

You can uninstall IObit Apps 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 IObit Apps Toolbar v6.6, 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 IObit Apps 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 IObit Apps Toolbar v6.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.85%
Windows XP 15.84%
Windows Vista 11.88%
Windows 10 7.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.15%
Windows 7 Professional 9.14%
Windows 8 3.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.08%
  Canada 3.80%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  Germany 3.04%
  Australia 2.28%
  Belgium 1.90%
  Finland 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%
  Croatia 1.52%
  Norway 1.14%
  New Zealand 1.14%
  Spain 1.14%
  Israel 1.14%
  Poland 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Dell 22.69%
Acer 16.81%
ASUS 10.08%
Toshiba 7.56%
Intel 3.36%
Gateway 2.52%
American Megatrends 2.52%
Lenovo 1.68%
MSI 1.68%
Sahara 1.68%
Common models
Acer Aspire V5-571 5.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.59%
Dell XPS 8300 2.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.72%
Dell Dell DM051 1.72%

About (from Spigot, Inc.)

Keep your customers coming back and delight them with contextually relevant content and applications.
Publisher URL: www.spigot.com


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