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Parental Control Toolbar

What is Parental Control Toolbar?

"When your child attempts to access a website the toolbar first checks if the site is self-labeled, compares this site label to your parental settings and determines whether to block or allow access. If the site is not self-labeled, then the toolbar scans our extensive list of 3rd-party labels before deciding whether to block or allow. The toolbar also allows parents to add specific websites to a personal 'always blocked' or 'always allowed' list. Although no system is ever perfect and we cannot guarantee that all unwanted websites will be blocked, parents will be able to more effectively control the types of websites their children access with this tool. WRAAC continues to promote website self-labeling and is constantly 3rd-party labeling the most popular unlabeled sites on the internet, so that this tool remains and effective browser filtering tool."

About  (from WRAAC.org)

The Parental Control Bar is a free public service that helps concerned parents prevent their children from accessing adult-oriented web sites. Complete our simple three-step installation process and start controlling your family's online activity. Parental Control Bar is a simple, powerful tool to help shield your chil...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.parentalcontrolbar.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\parentalcontrol
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\parentalcontrol\uninstall_load.exe -uninstall -prompt
Estimated size: 36.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Parental Control Toolbar

Program executable:parentalcontrol.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\parentalcontrol\parentalcontrol.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • uninstall_load.exe
  • parentalcontrol.dll - Parental Control Toolbar

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • parentalcontrol.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Parental Control Toolbar' with the class of {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-9FA5-A33DE8DBE931}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • parentalcontrol.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Parental Control Toolbar' with the class of {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-9FA5-A33DE8DBE931}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • parentalcontrol.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Parental Control Toolbar' with a class of {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-9FA5-A33DE8DBE931}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • parentalcontrol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'parentalcontrol' which loads as "C:\Program Files\parentalcontrol\parentalcontrol.exe" "C:\Program Files\parentalcontrol\parentalcontrol.dll" "parentalcontrol".

How do I remove Parental Control Toolbar?

You can uninstall Parental Control 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 Parental Control 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 Parental Control Toolbar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Parental Control Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  Spain 6.67%
  Italy 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 75.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NY545AA-ABA p... 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1119 20.00%
Gateway GT5220 20.00%
Acer Aspire 3810TZ 20.00%


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