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Should I remove Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,786
United States Rank #21,440
Reach 0.0216%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.18 days
300.44 days >
Average installed length: 157.86 days


VersionDistribution 46.59% 7.76% 24.00% 21.65%

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Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.

What is Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer (from Bandoo Media, Inc.) is an Ask.com Partner Network Toolbar which is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.

From the EULA:
"When installing the Plugin, it attempts to detect other software that may interfere with its functioning, usually similar types of software. By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages. You also agree that the Plugin requires modern computer hardware and software and a minimum amount of resources; using this Plugin with insufficient resources may affect the performance of your computer."

About  (from APN)

Create new revenue streams by tapping into your existing user base. Bundle an APN custom toolbar with your downloadable application and earn revenue from subsequent search activity. Engage toolbar users by integrating rich interactive content such as widgets and social networking feeds into the browser experience. The ...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc..
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 (32fd9710db82aabfa18c705851677724) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9372 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. 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: apn.ask.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files2\MUSICT~1\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\IE
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\MUSICT~1\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\IE\uninstall.exe /UN=IE /PID=FXB2-DTX
Estimated size: 3.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.

Program module:searchresultstb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\Music Toolbar\Datamngr\SRToolBar\IE\searchresultstb.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe - DtUser
  • searchresultsDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • uninstall.exe - Music Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) (Music Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'mysearchdial Helper Object' with the class of {EF5625A3-37AB-4BDB-9875-2A3D91CD0DFD}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchresultsDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Music Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.)' with the class of {251ef57c-0612-478c-978e-c86d3879caa4}.
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 Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

You can uninstall Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. 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 Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.), 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 Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc..
  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 Music Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.18%
Windows 10 14.59%
Windows Vista 6.35%
Windows XP 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.84%
Windows 7 Professional 7.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.49%
Windows 8 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.74%
  Iran 11.98%
  Germany 4.38%
  IQ 3.46%
  Egypt 3.23%
  Italy 3.23%
  United Kingdom 3.23%
  DZ 3.00%
  India 2.53%
  Australia 2.30%
  Canada 2.30%
  MA 2.07%
  France 2.07%
  SY 2.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.05%
Acer 20.96%
Dell 18.56%
ASUS 5.15%
Toshiba 4.12%
Lenovo 3.09%
Samsung 1.72%
Intel 1.72%
American Megatrends 1.37%
Medion 1.37%
Sony 1.37%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.25%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.55%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.84%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.84%


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