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Should I remove MyCenturyLink Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,755
United States Rank #9,064
Reach 0.0126%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.87 days
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Average installed length: 323.55 days

MyCenturyLink Toolbar

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What is MyCenturyLink Toolbar?

"The Toolbar from CenturyLink is set up to automatically update when a new version is available. When the Toolbar checks for updates, it loads a version file from our server. In order to ensure that you always have the most up-to-date version of the Toolbar, it is set up to collect information, such as your IP address and ZIP code. In addition, this information is used to customize the content you see; to fulfill requests for products and services; to conduct research; and to provide anonymous reporting. This information is not sold, disclosed or reported on to any other companies or websites."


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is qwesttoolbartb.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 3.48 MB (3,648,316 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: CenturyLink
URL: www.centurylink.net/toolbar2/client/centurylink/download.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\qwesttoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\qwesttoolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyCenturyLink Toolbar

Program module:qwesttoolbartb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\qwesttoolbar\qwesttoolbartb.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - MyCenturyLink Toolbar (MyCenturyLink Toolbar installer)
  • qwesttoolbarDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • qwesttoolbarDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Cincinnati Bell Toolbar' with the class of {7C86EAFC-7A0B-49D9-A259-1D8E3BB96A6A}.
  • qwesttoolbartb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • qwesttoolbarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Cincinnati Bell Toolbar' with the class of {7C86EAFC-7A0B-49D9-A259-1D8E3BB96A6A}.
  • qwesttoolbartb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986} (14908880).
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • qwesttoolbartb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MidcoNet Toolbar' with a class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-8C95-30EC87E26986}.

How do I remove MyCenturyLink Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove MyCenturyLink Toolbar from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall MyCenturyLink 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MyCenturyLink Toolbar, 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 MyCenturyLink 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 MyCenturyLink Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.14%
Windows Vista 18.11%
Windows 10 15.64%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 5.35%
Windows 8.1 5.35%
Windows 10 Home 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.30%
  Australia 0.23%
  India 0.23%
  Russia 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.50%
Dell 26.55%
Toshiba 8.47%
Acer 6.78%
ASUS 4.52%
Intel 2.82%
Gateway 2.26%
Samsung 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.76%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.01%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.26%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.26%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.26%

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is a telecommunications company in the United States that offers voice and data communications, as well as television and home security services.
Publisher URL: www.centurylink.com


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