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Should I remove QuickStores-Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,191
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.17 days
299.98 days >
Average installed length: 157.62 days


1.2.0 100.00%

QuickStores-Toolbar 1.2.0

What is QuickStores-Toolbar?

QuickStores-Toolbar is potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution.

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is QuickStoresToolbar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 986.43 KB (1,010,102 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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ab-tools.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\QuickStoresToolbar\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\QuickStoresToolbar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 986.43 KB

Program filesFiles installed by QuickStores-Toolbar 1.2.0

Program module:QuickStoresToolbar.dll
Additional files:
  • QuickStoresToolbar.dll (by Andreas Breitschopp - Softwareentwicklung und -vertrieb) - QuickStores-Toolbar
  • Update.exe (by Andreas Breitschopp - Softwareentwicklung und -vertrieb) - Toolbar-Update
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • QuickStoresToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {10EDB994-47F8-43F7-AE96-F2EA63E9F90F}.

How do I remove QuickStores-Toolbar?

You can uninstall QuickStores-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 QuickStores-Toolbar 1.2.0, 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 QuickStores-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 QuickStores-Toolbar 1.2.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.91%
Windows 10 10.87%
Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Vista 6.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.52%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.52%
Windows 10 Home 6.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 50.00%
  United States 14.00%
  Brazil 4.00%
  Sweden 4.00%
  Austria 4.00%
  Netherlands 4.00%
  Slovenia 2.00%
  MA 2.00%
  UA 2.00%
  DZ 2.00%
  New Zealand 2.00%
  Portugal 2.00%
  Israel 2.00%
  BA 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Medion 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Dell 6.67%
Lenovo 3.33%
Intel 3.33%
American Megatrends 3.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C670D 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 2.56%
Sony VPCZ11C5E 2.56%


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