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Should I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,313
United States Rank #24,971
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.32 days
484.96 days >
Average installed length: 254.81 days


7.1 100.00%

IObit Apps Toolbar v7.1

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.

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


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 WidgiHelper.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 22.46 MB (23,550,595 bytes). applicationupdater.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
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IObit Apps Toolbar.
applicationupdater.exe (4dc94a65d374b6892a54a3d707fa52be) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Widgi.bA
ESET-NOD32 8.10215 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi.A
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.01 PUP.Optional.Spigot.A
iobitappsToolbarIE.dll (8ac9d9500f94668c2fbb974e748acfa4) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8630 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0616
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{EA0F950C-D926-4366-A60C-9E7B71DB1FF2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Apps Toolbar v7.1

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)
  • iobitappsFF.dll
  • (Malware detected) iobitappsToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • (Malware detected) applicationupdater.exe - Application Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.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}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with the class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IObit Apps Toolbar' with a class of {03EB0E9C-7A91-4381-A220-9B52B641CDB1} 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 v7.1, 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 v7.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.55%
Windows XP 14.52%
Windows Vista 8.87%
Windows 10 8.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.22%
Windows 7 Professional 8.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.79%
Windows 8 3.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.89%
  Germany 8.90%
  United Kingdom 7.53%
  Australia 4.79%
  Brazil 4.11%
  France 2.74%
  Netherlands 2.74%
  Hungary 2.05%
  Taiwan 1.37%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Norway 1.37%
  Finland 1.37%
  Russia 1.37%
  Sweden 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.25%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 12.50%
Dell 11.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Medion 3.75%
American Megatrends 3.75%
Alienware 1.25%
Common models
ECS G31T-M7 2.04%
Gigabyte EX58-UD5 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.04%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 1.02%

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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