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Should I remove IObit Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,673
United States Rank #23,902
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 425.68 days
1260.62 days >
Average installed length: 662.36 days


4.9 100.00%

IObit Toolbar v4.9

What is IObit Toolbar?

This toolbar is typiclaly bundled with the installation of the free version of Advanced System Care. IObit 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 bundled with the free IObit program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when IObit is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

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
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
IObit 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 Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AE613868-24C7-4f1f-A9C6-7B3B718ABDA5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Toolbar v4.9

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IObit Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • applicationupdater.exe - Application Updater
  • searchsettings.exe - Search Settings
  • widgitoolbarff.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'YouTube Downloader Toolbar' with the class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'YouTube Downloader Toolbar' with the class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'YouTube Downloader Toolbar' with a class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • applicationupdater.exe runs as a service named 'Application Updater' (Application Updater) "Automatically downloads and installs application updates.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • searchsettings.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SearchSettings' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe".

How do I remove IObit Toolbar?

You can uninstall IObit 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 Toolbar v4.9, 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 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 Toolbar v4.9 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.48%
Windows XP 17.86%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 10 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.98%
Windows 7 Professional 8.54%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  United Kingdom 8.04%
  Italy 5.36%
  Australia 2.68%
  Germany 2.68%
  France 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Canada 1.79%
  South Africa 0.89%
  Taiwan 0.89%
  Belgium 0.89%
  Ecuador 0.89%
  Switzerland 0.89%
  RS 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.19%
Dell 20.75%
Acer 18.87%
Toshiba 7.55%
American Megatrends 3.77%
Lenovo 3.77%
Sahara 3.77%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1764 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L50... 1.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 1.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 1.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite L45 1.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite C665 1.39%

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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