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Should I remove Plaxo Toolbar for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,966
United States Rank #8,285
Reach 0.0166%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.10 days
858.48 days >
Average installed length: 451.06 days

Plaxo Toolbar for Windows

What is Plaxo Toolbar for Windows?  (from Plaxo)

With the Plaxo Toolbar for Internet Explorer, you'll always have your address book and calendar right at your fingertips. Yahoo! users can even get their address books synched with the Plaxo Network to always have the most up-to-date info right in their address books.


Plaxo Toolbar for Windows is a software program developed by Plaxo. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named plaxosystray.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 17.93 MB (18,799,987 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 91% of users of Plaxo Toolbar for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.plaxo.com/support/uninstall
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Plaxo\
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Plaxo\\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 17.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plaxo Toolbar for Windows

Program executable:plaxosystray.exe
Name:Plaxo Pulse Notifier
Notifies users of Plaxo Pulse events
Additional files:
  • PlaxoHelper_en.exe - Plaxo Integration for Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, and Outlook Express (Enables Plaxo to integrate securely with Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, and Outlook Express)
  • plx_exp.dll
  • plx_hook.dll
  • plx_core.dll - Plaxo Integration for Outlook and other e-mail applications (Enables Plaxo to integrate securely with Outlook and other e-mail applications)
  • plx_out.dll - Plaxo Integration for Outlook (Enables Plaxo to integrate securely with Outlook)
  • lang_en.dll - Plaxo language and resources (Contains resource and language information for Plaxo)
  • plx_link.exe - Plaxo Link Handler (Enables Plaxo to handle special links in Plaxo e-mails)
  • uninstall.exe - Plaxo Uninstaller (Removes Plaxo from your system)
  • plx_trace.dll - plx_trace Module
  • sml.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • plaxosystray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PlaxoSysTray' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Plaxo\\PlaxoSysTray.exe.
  • PlaxoHelper_en.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PlaxoUpdate' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Plaxo\\PlaxoHelper_en.exe -a.

How do I remove Plaxo Toolbar for Windows?

You can uninstall Plaxo Toolbar for Windows 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 Plaxo Toolbar for Windows, 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 Plaxo Toolbar for Windows.
  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 Plaxo Toolbar for Windows you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.72%
Windows 10 17.38%
Windows Vista 13.11%
Windows XP 5.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.08%
Windows 7 Professional 15.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 8.1 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.04%
  Australia 1.12%
  Germany 1.12%
  Canada 0.93%
  Norway 0.75%
  Brazil 0.56%
  United Kingdom 0.56%
  France 0.37%
  Israel 0.37%
  Sweden 0.37%
  Belgium 0.19%
  Spain 0.19%
  Hong Kong 0.19%
  Indonesia 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.69%
Hewlett-Packard 30.97%
Acer 7.08%
Toshiba 5.31%
Intel 3.10%
ASUS 2.21%
Lenovo 2.21%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.95%
Dell XPS 8500 3.29%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.29%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.63%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.63%


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