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Should I remove ShareThis Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,649
United States Rank #28,693
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.13 days
652.98 days >
Average installed length: 343.09 days

ShareThis Toolbar

What is ShareThis Toolbar?  (from ShareThis)

ShareThis is a toolbar button that provides one-click sharing of online content directly to IM, social networks, and email, without having to leave the source page. Sharing to AIM, MySpace and Facebook requires free registration which walks you through creating a mashed up contact list. Once you register, ShareThis wil...  Read more


ShareThis Toolbar is a program developed by ShareThis. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Toolbar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 3.89 MB (4,083,271 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 80% of users of ShareThis Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Israel.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sharethis.com/features/download
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sharethis toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ShareThis Toolbar\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShareThis Toolbar

Program module:Toolbar.dll
Name:FreeCause Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\sharethis toolbar\Toolbar.dll
toolbar.dll is an Internet Explorer Toolbar for the FreeCause Toolbar. When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web...
Additional files:
  • Helper.dll
  • js_components_bin.dll
  • Uninst.exe
  • share2me.dll (by Nextumi) - ShareThis Toolbar
  • share2me_helper.dll
  • Toolbar.dll - FreeCause Toolbar
  • uninstall.exe (by Nextumi, Inc) - ShareThis Toolbar Install
  • TroubleShooter.exe (by FreeCause) - FreeCause Vista TroubleShooter application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Toolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ShareThis Toolbar BHO' with the class of {B295186C-C615-C4C4-2DA1-14E7D3E21381} (FCTBPos00Pos).
  • share2me_helper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Share2MeSite Class' with the class of {D70E6A20-7060-4829-B3D7-B6624A1DE7C6} (Share2me Helper).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • share2me.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ShareThis' with the class of {6A719530-8443-4898-9BC4-69E76B5F1C89}.
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ShareThis Toolbar' with the class of {279A7F48-30F1-3C84-A10B-74CB24AE197C}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Helper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'FCToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {d7979ac5-3033-f1e4-9d64-7c1d11bc4b11} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • share2me.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ShareThis' with a class of {6A719530-8443-4898-9BC4-69E76B5F1C89}.
  • Toolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ShareThis Toolbar' with a class of {279A7F48-30F1-3C84-A10B-74CB24AE197C}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TroubleShooter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bucksbee Loyalty Plugin - 100815\TroubleShooter.exe'.

How do I remove ShareThis Toolbar?

You can uninstall ShareThis 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 ShareThis 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 ShareThis 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 ShareThis Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 8%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.50%
Windows Vista 22.50%
Windows 10 12.50%
Windows XP 7.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.33%
  Canada 6.56%
  Israel 3.28%
  United Arab Emirates 1.64%
  BM 1.64%
  Germany 1.64%
  Malaysia 1.64%
  PR 1.64%
  South Africa 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Acer 17.95%
Dell 15.38%
Lenovo 12.82%
Toshiba 7.69%
Sony 5.13%
Samsung 2.56%
MSI 2.56%
Medion 2.56%
American Megatrends 2.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 2.56%
Sony VPCL137FX 2.56%
Sony VPCF136FM 2.56%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 2.56%


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