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Should I remove IObit Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,527
United States Rank #20,258
Reach 0.0058%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.32 days
156.89 days >
Average installed length: 82.44 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.4 100.00%

IObit Toolbar v7.4

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What is IObit Toolbar?

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.

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

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is WidgiHelper.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.45 MB (1,516,973 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IObit Toolbar.
iobitToolbarIE.dll (f86ffa9cad0f7cdb581c4c752d8370d9) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8988 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spigot.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D738C800-AD9F-4DB0-B744-703C5939E0D8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Toolbar v7.4

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IObit Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
MD5:973b8ea5a78e432713a38def61765135
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • iobitToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) iobitToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Koyote Soft Toolbar' with the class of {1E864EAC-892F-4A60-8C17-63123FD5731C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Koyote Soft Toolbar' with the class of {1E864EAC-892F-4A60-8C17-63123FD5731C}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • iobitToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Koyote Soft Toolbar' with a class of {1E864EAC-892F-4A60-8C17-63123FD5731C} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove IObit Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove IObit Toolbar v7.4 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove IObit Toolbar v7.4 from your computer.
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program IObit Toolbar v7.4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 v7.4 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.49%
Windows XP 19.47%
Windows Vista 10.62%
Windows 10 4.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.81%
Windows 7 Professional 2.70%
Windows 8 1.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.45%
  United Kingdom 4.61%
  Germany 3.29%
  Canada 3.29%
  Japan 1.97%
  MK 1.32%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Taiwan 1.32%
  Mexico 1.32%
  Romania 1.32%
  Croatia 1.32%
  Singapore 0.66%
  France 0.66%
  Norway 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.75%
Dell 27.50%
Toshiba 15.00%
Acer 13.75%
GIGABYTE 3.75%
ASUS 3.75%
Samsung 2.50%
Gateway 2.50%
Compaq 1.25%
Alienware 1.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.02%
FUJITSU SIEMENS MS-7379VP 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 2.02%
Velocity Micro E2055 1.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite U305 1.01%

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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