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Should I remove Inbox Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,108
United States Rank #1,224
Reach 0.3062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.51 days
1165.58 days >
Average installed length: 612.42 days


VersionDistribution 1.84% 3.03% 2.22% 5.72% 2.30% 0.53% 0.07% 9.53% 8.02% 5.40% 0.76% 0.18% 4.94% 0.28% 0.75% 4.01% 0.94% 4.97% 0.20% 4.99% 1.34% 0.18% 6.35%
1.0.0 31.44%

Inbox Toolbar

What is Inbox Toolbar?

Inbox Toolbar is a browser add-on which adds shortcuts to your Internet browsers, there are two variants of this toolbar - one for music related enhancements other for flash games. While this toolbar can be useful for people who wants to download videos or quickly access online flash games it can be categorized as an unwanted program for several reasons. The search engine that is used by this toolbar is a modified Google search with not related advertisements which are not clearly separated from organic search results. Inbox.com, Inc. is part of the Xacti Group Companies.

About  (from Inbox.com)

Enhance your Internet experience and your computer's desktop environment with feature-packed, free Inbox.com Toolbars. Includes free plug-ins for Internet security protection, password protection and form-filler, desktop weather, email notifier, download manager, RSS feed reader, screensavers, desktop notes, and more. ...  Read more


The most common release is 1.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). The primary executable is named inbox.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 6.23 MB (6,535,946 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web 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 Inbox Toolbar.
Inbox.dll (028ea9bf2c3c5db1df156d55cc4a6145) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Tool.InstallToolbar.127
ESET-NOD32 9.10470 Win32/Toolbar.Inbox.H
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.02 PUP.Optional.Inbox
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!028EA9BF2C3C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.PUPCryptMagnet.th
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 InboxToolbar
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0909
Inbox.exe (a509b41a32880dbb8a6c857e1d6bbbb0) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG MalSign.Generic.01B
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
ESET-NOD32 9702 Win32/Toolbar.Inbox.H
McAfee Artemis!A509B41A3288
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A509B41A3288
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0324
       View all 13 all detections
Inbox 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: toolbar.inbox.com/legal/about.aspx
Help link: toolbar.inbox.com/help/support.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Inbox Toolbar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Inbox Toolbar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Inbox Toolbar

Program executable:inbox.exe
Name:Inbox Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\inbox toolbar\inbox.exe
Additional files:
  • Inbox.dll - Inbox Toolbar (Inbox Toolbar Browser Object)
  • Inbox64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Inbox.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Inbox Toolbar' with the class of {D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}.
  • Inbox64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Inbox Toolbar' with the class of {D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • Inbox.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&Inbox Toolbar' with the class of {D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}.
  • Inbox64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&Inbox Toolbar' with the class of {D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Inbox.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Inbox Toolbar' with a class of {D3D233D5-9F6D-436C-B6C7-E63F77503B30} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • Inbox.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Inbox Toolbar' with a class of {D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}.
  • Inbox64.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Inbox Toolbar' with a class of {D7E97865-918F-41E4-9CD0-25AB1C574CE8}.
Scheduled Task
  • Inbox.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E28C117C-8A50-4C3F-BAB8-B97FC9E234FB}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Inbox.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'InboxToolbar' and executes as "C:\Program Files2\INBOXT~1\Inbox.exe" /STARTUP.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Inbox.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'InboxToolbar' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\INBOXT~1\Inbox.exe" /STARTUP.

How do I remove Inbox Toolbar?

You can uninstall Inbox 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 Inbox 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 Inbox 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 Inbox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.06%
Windows Vista 18.66%
Windows 10 7.39%
Windows XP 6.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.66%
Windows 7 Professional 6.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.02%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.69%
  United Kingdom 5.91%
  Germany 5.09%
  Canada 2.00%
  Australia 1.68%
  Japan 0.79%
  France 0.78%
  Mexico 0.70%
  India 0.64%
  Brazil 0.60%
  Czech Republic 0.54%
  Austria 0.48%
  Ireland 0.46%
  Iran 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.96%
Dell 27.21%
Acer 14.01%
Toshiba 11.02%
ASUS 3.40%
Samsung 2.03%
Lenovo 1.54%
Medion 1.30%
Intel 0.80%
Gateway 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.84%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.27%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.70%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.65%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.08%

About Inbox.com

Part of the Xacti network and developed by Crawler.com it distributes a free web based email service as well as a toolbar called the Inbox.com Toolbar.
Publisher URL: www.inbox.com


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