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Should I remove Search-Gol Chrome Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,939
United States Rank #20,722
Reach 0.0316%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.27 days
391.40 days >
Average installed length: 205.65 days

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Search-Gol Chrome Toolbar

What is Search-Gol Chrome Toolbar?

SearchGol Toolbar Platform is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

About  (from Search-Gol)

SearchGol was created to help make your search experience more fun. SearchGol is an innovative way to explore the internet that focuses on keeping your experience as simple, fast and enjoyable as possible. We use the latest search technology to not only bring you the broadest range of results, but to also make sure the...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 Search-Gol Chrome Toolbar.
BUSolution.dll (857125f003b7cec720f2103ba1bae6bb) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 16321 ApplicUnsaf.Win32.AdWare.cinmus.194
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.19
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.F47V0411
BabMaint.exe (ba53e73d56387ca1905561ba02a0b22d) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Babylon!
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Tgenic
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Bbylon.E
Dr.Web Adware.Babylon.12
ESET-NOD32 10747 Win32/Toolbar.Babylon.I
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Babylon.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Babylon.csmnej
enhancedNT.dll (dd326484dcef1fee39e5ef283d220f0b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul.pmuo
Dr.Web DLOADER.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 9265 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Babylon.W
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0918
       View all 15 all detections
Search-Gol Chrome 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: info.searchgol.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\babsolution\shared
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\BabSolution\Shared\GUninstaller.exe" -key "Search-Gol Chrome Toolbar" -rmkey -ask
Estimated size: 1.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search-Gol Chrome Toolbar

Program module:BUSolution.dll (Malware detected)
Name:BU Dynamic Link Library
Signed by:Babylon Ltd.
Additional files:
  • BUSolution.dll - BU Dynamic Link Library
  • GUninstaller.exe (by Babylon) - Uninstaller (Uninstaller Application)
  • (Malware detected) enhancedNT.dll - enhancedNT
  • (Malware detected) BabMaint.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BabMaint.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled scanning task' (runs weekly on Fridays at 00:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BabMaint.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SBWUpdateTask_Logon_f61fb1a7-001E101FC20F.
Startup File (User Run)
  • enhancedNT.dll is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NTRedirect' and executes as C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\BabSolution\Shared\enhancedNT.dll",Run.

How do I remove Search-Gol Chrome Toolbar?

You can uninstall Search-Gol Chrome 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 Search-Gol Chrome 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 Search-Gol Chrome 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 Search-Gol Chrome Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.54%
Windows 10 22.99%
Windows XP 7.72%
Windows Vista 6.59%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.52%
Windows 7 Professional 10.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.74%
Windows 8 7.74%
Windows 8.1 7.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.79% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 20.79%
  United States 15.88%
  United Kingdom 8.35%
  France 5.07%
  Italy 4.75%
  India 4.09%
  Poland 3.93%
  Australia 3.27%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Belgium 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  MA 1.80%
  Sweden 1.64%
  Argentina 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.25%
Dell 17.96%
Acer 17.96%
ASUS 10.72%
Toshiba 8.31%
Medion 8.04%
Lenovo 3.75%
Samsung 3.75%
Intel 1.34%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 4.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.91%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.79%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.23%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.23%


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