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Should I remove MyIdentityDefender Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,450
United States Rank #20,911
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.24 days
65.94 days >
Average installed length: 34.65 days


VersionDistribution 1.43% 1.43% 5.71% 1.43% 12.86% 1.43% 1.43% 4.29% 17.14% 20.00% 1.43% 2.86% 4.29% 4.29% 2.86% 4.29% 2.86% 1.43% 2.86% 1.43% 1.43% 1.43% 1.43%

MyIdentityDefender Toolbar

What is MyIdentityDefender Toolbar?

This is a Conduit toolbar installed in the user's Web browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox) that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar itself which is typically bundled with free software 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.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.

"By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer." - from the EULA.

About  (from CyberDefender)

MyIdentityDefender Toolbar is a powerful application that protects your computer against identity theft by blocking the access to harmful websites. CyberDefender's MyIdentityDefender is a security toolbar which works with Microsoft internet Explorer and protects you against identity theft. MyIdentityDefender uses propr...  Read more
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberdefender.com
Help link: www.cyberdefender.com/cgi-bin/support/kb.cgi
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\CyberDefender
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\CyberDefender\cdinstx.exe /u
Estimated size: 14.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyIdentityDefender Toolbar

Program executable:cdinstx.exe
Name:CyberDefender Trial
Install for CyberDefender
Additional files:
  • cdmyidd.dll - MyIdentityDefender Toolbar (CyberDefender Corp.) (MyIdentityDefender Toolbar)
  • sssTbar.dll - safeSEARCH Toolbar (CyberDefender Corp.) (safeSEARCH Toolbar)
  • stbar03.exe - CyberDefender (Install for CyberDefender)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • cdmyidd.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyIdentityDefender' with the class of {A26503FE-B3B8-4910-A9DC-9CBD25C6B8D6}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • cdmyidd.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyIdentityDefender' with the class of {A26503FE-B3B8-4910-A9DC-9CBD25C6B8D6}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • cdmyidd.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'MyIdentityDefender' with a class of {A26503FE-B3B8-4910-A9DC-9CBD25C6B8D6} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • cdmyidd.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MyIdentityDefender' with a class of {A26503FE-B3B8-4910-A9DC-9CBD25C6B8D6}.

How do I remove MyIdentityDefender Toolbar?

You can uninstall MyIdentityDefender 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 MyIdentityDefender 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 MyIdentityDefender 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 MyIdentityDefender Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win Vista (SP2) 61%
Win Vista 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 68.57%
Windows 7 28.57%
Windows 10 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 51.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.57%
Windows 7 Professional 4.29%
Windows Vista Business 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.36%
  Portugal 2.73%
  Canada 1.82%
  Germany 1.82%
  Australia 1.82%
  DZ 0.91%
  Israel 0.91%
  Mexico 0.91%
  AO 0.91%
  Brazil 0.91%
  Finland 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.33%
Dell 28.33%
Acer 11.67%
ASUS 8.33%
Gateway 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Sony 3.33%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 531s 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.17%
Dell Studio 1737 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 531 3.17%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.17%
ECS A780GM-A 3.17%

Publisher URL: www.cyberdefender.com


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