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Should I remove Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,512
United States Rank #31,900
Reach 0.0462%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.52 days
398.74 days >
Average installed length: 209.51 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd.

What is Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd.?

Movies Toolbar (this is the Internet Explorer version and installs a toolbar and Borwser Helper Object) is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host. The platform in many cases installs a service 'engine' that is designed to protect the toolbar as well as the modified search and home pages to toolbar's search partner.

What the toolbar does:

- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.

- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.

About  (from APN)

The Search Application may install into your Internet browser or operating system and allows you to search the Internet with Ask.com (the “APN Search Service”), and may provide other features as further described herein or during the Search Application installation process. If you already have a Search Application on y...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd..
dtUser.exe (eb7e90cf7cc8a775a47afa552d3f0852) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.246
ESET-NOD32 7.10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dbxksq
searchresultsDx.dll (23703986965e3dcc5f12e8404a58ae4b) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Visicom!
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.am
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.246
ESET-NOD32 10447 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13432 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
K7GW 9.183.13432 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.aji
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.dbxkmk
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.12681
       View all 14 all detections
Bundled relationships
       View all 5

Program detailsProgram details

URL: apn.ask.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files2\MOVIES~1\SAFETY~1\SRTOOL~1\IE
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\MOVIES~1\SAFETY~1\SRTOOL~1\IE\uninstall.exe /UN=IE /PID=^AG1
Estimated size: 3.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd.

Program executable:dtUser.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files1\Movies Toolbar\SafetyNut\SRToolBar\IE\dtUser.exe
Additional files:
  • cltmng.exe (by Conduit) - Search Protect (Search Protect by Conduit)
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe - DtUser
  • (Malware detected) searchresultsDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • searchresultstb.dll - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • SPTool64.exe (by Conduit)
  • SPVC32.dll
  • SPVC32Loader.dll
  • SPVC64.dll
  • SPVC64Loader.dll
  • uninstall.exe - Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.) (Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.) Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DataMngr' with the class of {9D717F81-9148-4f12-8568-69135F087DB0}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchresultsDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.)' with the class of {3444c3c5-6c56-4a16-a453-832b05bf6ea4}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Music Toolbar\Datamngr\SRECE3~7\IE\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd.?

You can uninstall Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd. 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 Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.), 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 Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd..
  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 Movies Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Somoto Ltd. you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.30%
Windows 10 21.08%
Windows XP 10.21%
Windows Vista 2.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.24%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 8 5.18%
Windows 8.1 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

6.28% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 6.28%
  Germany 5.43%
  Egypt 5.19%
  United States 4.83%
  DZ 4.83%
  Italy 4.71%
  Indonesia 3.99%
  IQ 3.62%
  Saudi Arabia 3.38%
  Belgium 2.66%
  United Kingdom 2.66%
  India 2.42%
  Romania 2.42%
  TN 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.42%
Acer 21.72%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 8.92%
Toshiba 6.90%
Samsung 6.40%
Lenovo 3.37%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Sony 1.85%
Sahara 1.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.65%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.98%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.99%


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