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Should I remove PDFLite Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,061
United States Rank #16,474
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.73 days
1172.04 days >
Average installed length: 615.82 days


2.4.0 28.13%
2.3.0 65.63%
2.1.1 6.25%

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PDFLite Toolbar

What is PDFLite Toolbar?  (from PDFlite)

When you install PDFlite with default settings it may install a toolbar. PDFlite is free, and we include this toolbar to help support its development costs. With this toolbar you can search and click on the popular links but if you would like to remove this go to Add or Remove Programs. The reader is a powerful Windows...  Read more


PDFLite Toolbar is a program developed by PDFlite. The most used version is 2.3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is ToolbarBroker.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 993.44 KB (1,017,279 bytes). ToolbarUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 96% of users of PDFLite Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Belgium.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PDFLite Toolbar.
ToolbarBroker.exe (de71cb9300979e05031fd2166f58e0b6) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.Zugo.AMN!A2
eSafe Win32.Trojan
McAfee 5600.7087 Artemis!DE71CB930097
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7087 Artemis!DE71CB930097
ESET NOD32 6712 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
VIPRE Antivirus 11257 Zugo Ltd (v) (not malicious)
ToolbarUpdaterService.exe (5975d0542afc97991cea88caac8a3e81) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.Zugo.AMN!A2
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET NOD32 7003 Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
VIPRE Antivirus 11718 Zugo Ltd (v) (not malicious)
PDFLiteToolbarUninstall.exe (3ea194f90f88c3ac8647352b36514b46) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH0AJI13
VIPRE Antivirus 23132 Zugo (fs) (not malicious)
Toolbar32.dll (b084387d028d5648564f1ac32990301e) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
ESET NOD32 6753 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
VIPRE Antivirus 11322 Zugo Ltd (v) (not malicious)
       View all 18 all detections
PDFLite Toolbar 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: www.pdflite.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdflite toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PDFLite Toolbar\PDFLiteToolbarUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 993.44 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PDFLite Toolbar

Program executable:ToolbarBroker.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\pdflite toolbar\ToolbarBroker.exe
Additional files:
  • PDFLiteToolbarUninstall.exe - PDFLite Toolbar
  • Toolbar32.dll - Toolbar
  • ToolbarUpdaterService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toolbar32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDFLite Toolbar Helper' with the class of {7413F9FC-8E54-4c93-BEB7-1225EB0970CA}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar32.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFLite Toolbar' with the class of {7C8ACEEB-B1D8-43cc-A387-DA838515368D}.
  • ToolbarUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Updater Service for PDFLite Toolbar' (Updater Service for PDFLite Toolbar).

How do I remove PDFLite Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove PDFLite Toolbar 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 PDFLite 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 PDFLite 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 PDFLite 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 PDFLite Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 8 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 17.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.81%
Windows 10 Pro 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.36%
  United Kingdom 2.73%
  Belgium 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.38%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 9.62%
Lenovo 9.62%
Toshiba 7.69%
American Megatrends 3.85%
ASUS 3.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.36%
Dell Inspiron 580 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.79%


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