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Should I remove Improved search - B1 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,238
United States Rank #49,542
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.35 days
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Average installed length: 268.99 days

Improved search - B1 Toolbar

What is Improved search - B1 Toolbar?

The B1 Toolbar (Improved Search) is an web browser toolbar bundled with the B1 Free program.


Improved search - B1 Toolbar is a software program developed by BrotherSoft. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named 3PTool.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 31.25 MB (32,765,453 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 27% of users of Improved search - B1 Toolbar come from Iran, it is also popular in the United States and Saudi Arabia.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\b1toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming/B1Toolbar/3ptool.exe" -uninstall "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming/B1Toolbar/ubtrbs.vbs"
Estimated size: 31.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Improved search - B1 Toolbar

Program executable:3PTool.exe
Additional files:
  • B1Toolbar32.dll (by ImprovedSearch) - Internet Explorer Toolbar (Improved Search)
  • hpet.exe - Stevie (Installation Helper)
  • 3PTool.exe
  • uninstall.exe (by b1.org) - B1 Free Archiver Setup
  • B1Manager.exe (by b1.org) - B1 Free Archiver
  • B1Shellext32.dll - B1 shell extension
  • installer.exe
  • 3ptool.catalina.exe (by _) - 3ptool (_)
  • B1Shellext64.dll
  • leopold.catalina.dll (by B1) - Internet Explorer Toolbar [B1 toolbar] (Alaqwer Toolbar)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • WinSetup32.exe - Setup for B1
  • WinSetup64.exe
  • b1.exe
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • B1Shellext64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'B1ShellEx' with a class of {76CF52AF-2B2D-4999-8CE8-495187BB11CD}.
  • B1Shellext32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'B1ShellEx' with a class of {76CF52AF-2B2D-4999-8CE8-495187BB11CD}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • B1Toolbar32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Improved search toolbar' with the class of {E4E012DC-1925-48E9-8010-2D195574642A} (AliBar BHO).
  • leopold.catalina.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'B1 toolbar' with the class of {E4E012DC-1925-48E9-8010-2D195574642A} (AliBar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • B1Toolbar32.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Improved search toolbar' with the class of {E4E012DC-1925-48E9-8010-2D195574642A}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • B1Toolbar32.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Improved search toolbar' with a class of {E4E012DC-1925-48E9-8010-2D195574642A}.
Scheduled Task
  • B1Manager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D14376A6-7965-46A7-84A7-1E3BB0697BDC}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Improved search - B1 Toolbar?

You can uninstall Improved search - B1 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 Improved search - B1 Toolbar, 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 Improved search - B1 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 Improved search - B1 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.37%
Windows XP 9.30%
Windows 10 2.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 44.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.30%
Windows 7 Professional 6.98%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.49%
Windows 7 Starter 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.73% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 26.73%
  United States 24.75%
  Saudi Arabia 6.93%
  Brazil 3.96%
  MA 2.97%
  Argentina 2.97%
  IQ 2.97%
  Taiwan 1.98%
  Mexico 1.98%
  Indonesia 1.98%
  Israel 1.98%
  YE 1.98%
  Canada 1.98%
  Poland 1.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.37%
Acer 25.37%
Dell 23.88%
ASUS 13.43%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.17%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.78%
Gigabyte EP41T-UD3L 2.78%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%

About (from BrotherSoft)

BrotherSoft serves worldwide customers as among the top 5 leading software download websites.
Publisher URL: www.brothersoft.com


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