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Should I remove Panda Security Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,461
United States Rank #4,025
Reach 0.1612%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.37 days
364.91 days >
Average installed length: 191.73 days


VersionDistribution 20.17% 16.74% 16.49% 16.05% 3.02% 11.64% 12.78% 3.12%

Panda Security Toolbar

What is Panda Security Toolbar?

The Panda Security Toolbar is a free optional toolbar that comes with Panda Cloud. The toolbar provides web filtering along with some features that may come in handy for users. The toolbar works on Internet Explorer and Firefox only. The URL/Web filtering component is compatible with all major web-browsers though. Panda Security Toolbar is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. Panda Security Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. Panda Security Toolbar has a built in site scanner to look for web sites that could present security risks. Coupon alert gives you alerts on deals when you are at supported sites shopping. At one site and want to make sure you got the best deal? Coupons will alert you if it finds a discount code or better price on an item. Shopping also provides related alerts.

About  (from Panda Security and Visicom Media)

Panda Security offers a range of free tools to optimize the security of your PC. Download them free and start to benefit from their many antivirus features. Install Panda‚Äôs latest Safe Search security toolbar to protect you from malicious websites trying to infect your PC or exploit vulnerabilities. A powerful, free o...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Panda Security Toolbar.
pandasecurityDx.dll (a20aaa5e099c335cef13967122941040) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Agent
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
ESET-NOD32 8.11321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B potentially unwanted
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0226
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.44662
dtUser.exe (7ac3dc4b8bd426f6a83e76b1693cdb1a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Visicom!
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.283
ESET-NOD32 11211 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Visicom
Panda Security Toolbar has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: free.pandasecurity.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pandasecuritytb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\pandasecuritytb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Security Toolbar

Program module:pandasecuritytb.dll
Name:Panda Security Toolbar
Signed by:Visicom Media Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\pandasecuritytb\pandasecuritytb.dll
This is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about web browsing habits including pages visited and search queries performed and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Panda Security Toolbar (Panda Security Toolbar Uninstaller)
  • pandasecurityDx.dll - Panda Security Toolbar Link Library
  • ffHelper.exe (by Visicom Media) - ffHelper Application (Helper Application for IE)
  • ieUtils.exe (by Visicom Media) - ieUtils (ieUtils for Dynamic Toolbars)
  • dtuser.exe - DtUser

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pandasecurityDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Panda Security Toolbar' with the class of {B821BF60-5C2D-41EB-92DC-3E4CCD3A22E4}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • pandasecurityDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Panda Security Toolbar' with the class of {B821BF60-5C2D-41EB-92DC-3E4CCD3A22E4}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • pandasecurityDx.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Panda Security Toolbar' with a class of {B821BF60-5C2D-41EB-92DC-3E4CCD3A22E4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\yolobartb\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove Panda Security Toolbar?

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

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 43.68%
Windows 7 43.46%
Windows XP 7.55%
Windows Vista 5.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.25%
Windows 10 Home 18.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.32%
Windows 8.1 8.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.43%
Windows 7 Professional 7.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.71%
  Italy 8.44%
  Spain 4.10%
  United Kingdom 3.80%
  Germany 3.75%
  Netherlands 2.86%
  Sweden 2.75%
  Canada 2.72%
  France 2.43%
  Brazil 1.94%
  Mexico 1.70%
  Russia 1.38%
  Poland 1.13%
  Finland 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.88%
Acer 19.42%
Dell 14.67%
ASUS 11.09%
Lenovo 8.28%
Toshiba 6.95%
Samsung 4.39%
Intel 1.48%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Sahara 1.07%
MSI 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.21%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.90%
ASUS All Series 3.43%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.34%


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