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Should I remove MyAppStash Appbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #39,466
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.78 days
347.59 days >
Average installed length: 182.63 days


VersionDistribution 44.44% 11.11% 11.11% 11.11% 11.11% 11.11%

MyAppStash Appbar

What is MyAppStash Appbar?

MyAppStash Appbar is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named myappstashvtb.dll. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 4.78 MB (5,014,582 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MyAppStash Appbar.
dtuser.exe (2e7f73de9f89db2ae7b326d2578fd08b) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.283
ESET-NOD32 8.10740 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/Visicom
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1109
ToolbarCleaner.exe (77174a6f47b40aea93b4d69cc3292d4a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.C7A3
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.250

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\myappstashvtb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\myappstashvtb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyAppStash Appbar

Program module:myappstashvtb.dll
Name:MyAppStash Appbar
Path:C:\Program Files\myappstashvtb\myappstashvtb.dll
Additional files:
  • ffHelper.exe (by Visicom Media) - ffHelper Application (Helper Application for IE)
  • myappstashvDx.dll - MyAppStash Appbar (MyAppStash Appbar Link Library)
  • uninstall.exe (by Visicom Media) - MyAppStash Appbar Uninstaller
  • (Malware detected) ToolbarCleaner.exe - Toolbar Cleaner
  • (Malware detected) dtuser.exe - DtUser

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • myappstashvDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyAppStash Appbar' with the class of {f97bf93f-5582-442f-80d6-7041f392d748}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • myappstashvDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyAppStash Appbar' with the class of {f97bf93f-5582-442f-80d6-7041f392d748}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • myappstashvDx.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'MyAppStash Appbar' with a class of {f97bf93f-5582-442f-80d6-7041f392d748} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Scheduled Task
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C885DFC-5D12-40E9-B606-53BB5245CD7D}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Toolbar Cleaner\ToolbarCleaner.exe'.
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\myappstashvtb\dtuser.exe'.
Network connections
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe connects to ip-72-55-140-118.static.privatedns.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:1.2633618200%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.88435327%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.37900855%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove MyAppStash Appbar?

Quickly and completely remove MyAppStash Appbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall MyAppStash Appbar 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 MyAppStash Appbar, 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 MyAppStash Appbar.
  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 MyAppStash Appbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 11%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 22.22%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows Vista Business 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.15%
  Canada 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
ASUS 16.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 20.00%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 20.00%
HP Compaq dc5750 Small Fo... 20.00%
ASUSTeK G75VW 20.00%


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