84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Nectar Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,435
Reach 0.0178%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.08 days
385.82 days >
Average installed length: 202.72 days


1.1.1 7.71%
1.1.0 1.43%
1.0.9 45.14%
1.0.8 1.71%
1.0.7 2.57%
1.0.3 32.86%
0.4.25 8.57%

Nectar Toolbar

What is Nectar Toolbar?

Nectar Toolbar is a potentially unwanted web browser extension designed to take control of the user's browser in order to redirect web searches and inject advertising. In Internet Explorer the program run as a Browser Helper Object. The add-in performs a number of behaviors that will hijack advertising on non-associated web sites as well as inject its own advertising in the form of contextual link ads, banner ads, popups and pop-overs including the hijacking of known ad serving sites. This malware is typically bundled with various third party unwanted applications as well as through web browser exploits. Although the program comes packaged with an uninstaller and is listed in the Windows Add/Remove Programs, fully removing this could be very difficult and an anti-malware product might be required.


The most used version is 1.0.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is tbcore3.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 6.61 MB (6,928,452 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nectar toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Nectar Toolbar\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 6.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nectar Toolbar

Program module:tbcore3.dll
Name:Internet Explorer Toolbar
Internet Explorer Toolbar Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\nectar toolbar\tbcore3.dll
Additional files:
  • IE8GuardWorkaround.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar (Internet Explorer Search Guard)
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Common Utils
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper Module
  • tbhelperU.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Helper
  • uninstall.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Uninstaller
  • update.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Updater
  • helper.exe
  • uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Nectar Toolbar' with the class of {FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18} (TBSB02125).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Nectar Toolbar' with the class of {8CB26F89-C950-4CC2-9100-69635A8E721D}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Nectar Toolbar' with a class of {8CB26F89-C950-4CC2-9100-69635A8E721D}.

How do I remove Nectar Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.86%
Windows 10 41.31%
Windows Vista 7.41%
Windows XP 3.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.82%
Windows 8.1 16.05%
Windows 10 Home 12.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.73%
Windows 7 Professional 5.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.57% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 92.57%
  United States 3.71%
  UA 1.14%
  Spain 0.57%
  Singapore 0.29%
  Belgium 0.29%
  India 0.29%
  BN 0.29%
  Portugal 0.29%
  Italy 0.29%
  Saudi Arabia 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 19.05%
Acer 16.19%
Toshiba 10.48%
ASUS 5.71%
Lenovo 4.76%
Samsung 4.76%
Intel 4.29%
Sony 1.43%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.59%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 3.07%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.07%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.45%
Acer Aspire 5750 2.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.84%

comments1 comment

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user comment
Double 'A'over a year ago
This toolbar is harmless! It simply enables you to collect nectar points by searching the web. I've always used it as a Mozilla Firefox add-on.