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Should I remove ShopAtHome.com 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 #3,282
United States Rank #1,385
Reach 0.1728%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.63 days
638.07 days >
Average installed length: 335.26 days


VersionDistribution 6.08% 0.12% 0.06% 0.47% 4.43% 0.41% 1.06% 0.03% 18.33% 5.43% 0.06% 0.44% 4.43% 0.06% 0.65% 2.11% 0.06% 0.68% 0.09% 0.23% 0.76% 0.21% 0.26% 0.09% 0.06% 3.73% 0.09% 0.06% 0.82% 8.90% 1.59% 1.03% 0.06% 0.15% 6.17% 1.23% 0.88% 1.64% 0.21% 12.04% 1.73% 12.01% 1.06%

ShopAtHome.com Toolbar

What is ShopAtHome.com Toolbar?

The ShopAtHome.com Toolbar will have the ability to inject such content into search results in your browser. Such content will be identified as ShopAtHome.com content, and you will have the ability to disable this feature of the Toolbar.

About  (from Belcaro Group)

You can use the Shopping Toolbar to perform a search directly on ShopAtHome.com while browsing another site on the Web. The Shopping Toolbar may display an “alert” in the toolbar and/or cause a "slider" (an information bar between the toolbar and the webpage) to appear when you visit a merchant site, and may notify you...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is tbcore3U.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 3.73 MB (3,914,649 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ShopAtHome.com Toolbar.
tbcore3U.dll (fc90360cc188aea5024c20b94cffd8df) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1104 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Sophos 4.96 SAHAgent

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ShopAtHome.com
URL: www.shopathome.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ShopAtHome\ShopAtHomeToolbar
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ShopAtHome\ShopAtHomeToolbar\ShopAtHomeUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShopAtHome.com Toolbar

Program module:tbcore3U.dll
Name:ShopAtHome.com IE Toolbar
ShopAtHome.com IE Toolbar Engine
Additional files:
  • SAHPlugin.dll (by ShopAtHome.com) - ShopAtHome.com Browser App (ShopAtHome.com Cash Back Helper)
  • tbcore3U.dll (by ShopAtHome.com) - ShopAtHome.com IE Toolbar (ShopAtHome.com IE Toolbar Engine)
  • ClearHist.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar (Internet Explorer Address Bar Cleaner Application)
  • IE8GuardWorkaround.exe - Internet Explorer Search Guard
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Common Utils
  • tbhelper.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Helper
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper Module
  • uninstall.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Uninstaller
  • update.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Updater
  • ShopAtHomeUn.exe
  • shopathomeun1.exe
  • ShopAtHomeUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbcore3U.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ShopAtHome.com Cash Back Helper' with the class of {66516A07-F617-488A-90CF-4E690CFB3C5F} (ShopAtHome).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3U.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ShopAtHome.com Toolbar' with the class of {311B58DC-A4DC-4B04-B1B5-60299AD3D803}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3U.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ShopAtHome.com Toolbar' with a class of {311B58DC-A4DC-4B04-B1B5-60299AD3D803}.
Scheduled Task
  • ShopAtHomeUn.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5604B5C8-8D22-43BF-B124-23CD715BBD91}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ShopAtHome.com Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.10%
Windows 10 29.55%
Windows Vista 11.27%
Windows XP 3.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.34%
Windows 8.1 15.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.62%
Windows 10 Home 7.47%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 8 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.54%
  Canada 0.17%
  PR 0.05%
  Chile 0.02%
  Japan 0.02%
  Thailand 0.02%
  VI 0.02%
  Australia 0.02%
  Colombia 0.02%
  Mexico 0.02%
  BB 0.02%
  BS 0.02%
  United Kingdom 0.02%
  Hong Kong 0.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.03%
Dell 31.17%
Toshiba 10.88%
Acer 9.97%
ASUS 3.25%
Lenovo 1.44%
Intel 0.68%
Gateway 0.53%
Samsung 0.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.19%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.56%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.48%


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