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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,213
United States Rank #9,996
Reach 0.0303%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.56 days
901.64 days >
Average installed length: 473.74 days


9.3 100.00%

IObit Apps Toolbar v9.3

What is IObit Apps Toolbar?

IObit Apps Toolbar is an advertising-supported web browser toolbar/extension that will make the following changes to the browser's settings:

- Changes the default home page and new tabs and protect these search settings
- Changes the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including the browser's built-in search box
- Adds an addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found” adn DNS errors
- Tracks usage behavior. Information about the search queries submited in connection with the Toolbar and how it is interacted with search results may be used to personalize the content and advertisements

About  (from Spigot)

It’s easy to uninstall Spigot Inc Application Updater at any time. Since the application is part of the toolbar, you must uninstall the Spigot toolbar and that will remove all tracks of spigot applicationupdater.exe.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IObit Apps Toolbar.
iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll (cf7725f0318ad4441e2b2f77f20f5050) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win64.Widgi.BB
ESET-NOD32 8.10682 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Widgi.B
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.05 PUP.Optional.Spigot.A
Trend Micro 10.465.20 ADW_TOGIPS
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 ADW_TOGIPS
iobitappsToolbarIE.dll (d4a9fcc8cd72b7e5c39a5901ffda3833) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 10711 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi.G
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Spigot.B
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Spigot.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1012
WidgiHelper.exe (cfb7a6bf7eca17bd434b1f7f99f5dd1f) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Widgi.80
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Spigot.A
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/about/contact-us/uninstall-spigot-toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{70D6C4BA-DCBE-41C9-BDFA-DA9819E3501C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Apps Toolbar v9.3

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)
  • iobitappsToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll
  • {82af8dca-6de9-405d-bd5e-43525bdad38a}.xpi
  • skype_chrome_extension.crx
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Skype Click to Call (Updates Skype Click to Call)
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Phone Number Recognition (PNR) module
  • skypeieplugin.dll - Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'pdfforge Toolbar' with the class of {B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402}.
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Skype add-on for Internet Explorer' with the class of {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} (SkypeIEPluginBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Skype add-on for Internet Explorer (toolbar button)' with a class of {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'YTD Toolbar' with the class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A}.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'pdfforge Toolbar' with the class of {B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • iobitappsToolbarIE64.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'YTD Toolbar' with a class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'pdfforge Toolbar' with a class of {B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Services
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cpnrsvc' (c2cpnrsvc) "Provides phone number recognition services.".
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cautoupdatesvc' (c2cautoupdatesvc) "Downloads and installs product 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 v9.3, 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 v9.3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.00%
Windows 10 23.45%
Windows Vista 6.03%
Windows XP 4.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.61%
Windows 7 Professional 9.80%
Windows 8.1 9.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.43%
Windows 10 Home 5.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.66%
  Germany 11.50%
  United Kingdom 7.22%
  Italy 3.21%
  Canada 2.94%
  Australia 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  Finland 1.60%
  Sweden 1.60%
  France 1.47%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Spain 0.94%
  Turkey 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.89%
Acer 17.72%
Dell 16.40%
Toshiba 11.38%
ASUS 9.52%
Medion 3.97%
Samsung 3.17%
Lenovo 2.12%
Intel 2.12%
Alienware 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.92%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.43%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.96%
HP ProBook 4540s 1.96%

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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