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Should I remove Search Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,438
United States Rank #26,396
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.86 days
261.43 days >
Average installed length: 137.36 days

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Search Toolbar

What is Search Toolbar?

The Freshy Search Toolbar s an ad-supported browser plugin that displays ads such as coupons, banner, textlinks, etc. in the browser that are displayed on web pages that are not associated with the plugin or would not otherwise appear. When the toolbar recognizes that the end user has visited a partner site it will show all available offers for that partner in a slider visible in the top right hand portion of the browser. Clicking on any of the offers within the slider will result in a redirect that will drop affiliate cookies on to the end user computer and resolve the end user to the advertiser page/offer.

Freshy Search Toolbar will communicate with its remote server to track and report browsing habits that include URLs visited, domains accessed, advertisements displayed and clicked on as well as information about the user's location and PC details.

About  (from Freshy)

Each search engine has its own method of searching and each will return different results. Search.us.com looks at all of them, decides which are most relevant to your search, eliminates duplicates and reveals them to you. In the end, you get a list of results more complete than using any one search engine alone.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Search Toolbar.
IEToolbar.dll (5167111d6b94f446947ff3ecf65c7e9a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.TNT2.bB
ESET-NOD32 8.10321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.TNT2.B
npTNT2.dll (2ed84ecbf2b08b0436ee1a31c9de251e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.TNT2.BH
ESET-NOD32 10714 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.TNT2.H
McAfee Artemis!2ED84ECBF2B0
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0801
TNT2User.exe (f74412b4535da3b10d461f4863744e2c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic.A5C
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.TNT2.bA
ESET-NOD32 10756 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.TNT2.A
McAfee Artemis!F74412B4535D
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.jh
Search 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: www.freshy.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\tnt2\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\TNT2\\TNT2User.exe" /UNINSTALL PARTNER=11047
Estimated size: 3.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search Toolbar

Program module:IEToolbar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Freshy.com Toolbar
Additional files:
  • hmac.1.dll - TNT2
  • UninstallDlg.1.dll
  • TNT2UserPS64.dll
  • UnInjLib64.dll
  • sqlite.1.dll
  • ffassist.1.dll
  • GameConsole.exe
  • GameEngine.dll
  • ie8starter.exe
  • iehpr.1.dll
  • iestage2.1.dll
  • (Malware detected) IEToolbar.dll - Freshy.com Toolbar
  • IEToolbar64.dll
  • log.dll
  • MinecraftShims64.dll
  • (Malware detected) npTNT2.dll - npAPI Plugin
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll - npAPI Ghost Plugin
  • OldStyleSB.1.dll
  • passport.dll
  • passport64.dll
  • progress.1.dll
  • regsvr.1.dll
  • Tnt2Cbt.dll
  • tnt2chrome.dll
  • (Malware detected) TNT2User.exe
  • TNT2UserPS.dll
  • TntMagicDel.dll
  • UnInjLib.dll
  • untar.1.dll
  • zipunzip.1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npTNT2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npTNT2.dll'.
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npTNT2ghost.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@tnt2ghost.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of '@tnt2ghost.com/Plugin'.
  • npTNT2.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@tightropeinteractive.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of '@tightropeinteractive.com/Plugin'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TNT2User.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\TNT2\\TNT2User.exe'.

How do I remove Search Toolbar?

You can uninstall Search 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 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 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 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 54%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.17%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 22.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.82%
  New Zealand 2.74%
  Saudi Arabia 2.74%
  AG 1.37%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Greece 1.37%
  MA 1.37%
  OM 1.37%
  Philippines 1.37%
  Qatar 1.37%
  TZ 1.37%
  Vietnam 1.37%
  ZW 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.21%
Dell 23.26%
Toshiba 9.30%
Acer 9.30%
ASUS 6.98%
Lenovo 6.98%
Sony 2.33%
Alienware 2.33%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.44%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850-B3... 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.22%


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