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Should I remove IObit Apps Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,285
United States Rank #33,388
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.61 days
371.90 days >
Average installed length: 195.40 days


8.0 100.00%

IObit Apps Toolbar v8.0

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.

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- Changing the web browser's default home page to MyWebSearch.com.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box to MyWebSearch.com.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.

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
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IObit Apps Toolbar.
iobitappsToolbarIE.dll (9eec90195c5ea8dd954753b6d928911a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8998 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1012

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit Apps Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6B7E18B8-59E8-40A2-939A-CCE3673AD8A4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Apps Toolbar v8.0

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)
  • (Malware detected) iobitappsToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • applicationupdater.exe - Application Updater
  • searchsettings.exe - Search Settings
  • searchsettings64.exe - Search Settings 64
  • wth170.dll - WTH Dynamic Link Library
  • wthx170.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 'BlueSprig Toolbar' with the class of {15BB261B-E6BD-4D21-BA28-5EBD82BD1499}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BlueSprig Toolbar' with the class of {15BB261B-E6BD-4D21-BA28-5EBD82BD1499}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • iobitappsToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BlueSprig Toolbar' with a class of {15BB261B-E6BD-4D21-BA28-5EBD82BD1499} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • applicationupdater.exe runs as a service named 'Application Updater' (Application Updater) "Automatically downloads and installs application updates.".
Network connections
  • applicationupdater.exe connects to ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018751102%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00175464%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012047%
0.015104% average

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 v8.0, 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 v8.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.81%
Windows 10 16.94%
Windows XP 5.65%
Windows Vista 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.59%
Windows 7 Professional 13.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.74%
Windows 8 4.10%
Windows 8 Pro 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.57%
  Germany 5.56%
  Egypt 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Saudi Arabia 4.76%
  Canada 3.97%
  Italy 3.97%
  Australia 3.17%
  Brazil 2.38%
  Taiwan 2.38%
  Belgium 2.38%
  Switzerland 2.38%
  Sweden 2.38%
  IQ 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 31.46%
Dell 25.84%
Hewlett-Packard 10.11%
Toshiba 6.74%
ASUS 5.62%
Lenovo 3.37%
MSI 2.25%
Compaq 1.12%
Apple 1.12%
Alienware 1.12%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Common models
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.96%
Dell XPS 8500 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.96%
LENOVO 20157 1.96%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.96%
Micro-Star MS-16G1 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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