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Should I remove Softonic toolbar on IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,518
United States Rank #29,238
Reach 0.0390%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.90 days
1058.95 days >
Average installed length: 556.40 days


VersionDistribution 0.13%

Softonic toolbar on IE

What is Softonic toolbar on IE?

Softonic toolbar is a web browser toolbar specificaly for Internet Explorer that provides generic toolbar functionality including search features (to a Softonic branded affiliate search result page) and various social media integration features. It also includes a langiage translator and built-in pop-up blocker. It is also integrated into the Softonic site for developers to check new reviews in Softonic right after they’re published.

About  (from Softonic International S.L)

At Softonic we strive to retain the trust that millions of users place in us every day. Thanks to them, we are the leading software download site in Europe and Latin America and one of the world's top websites in this category. This toolbar has been specially created with Softonic users in mind, but anyone can take adv...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named softonicsrv.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.96 MB (2,054,237 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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 Softonic toolbar on IE.
SoftonicTlbr.dll (07c424105ed4c95bfdeb2001363a5698) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/Drop.Softomat.AN
Dr.Web Trojan.Damaged.1
SUPERAntiSpyware 10436 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 Bloodhound.MalPE
escortShld.dll (8bcc44572b87ae761a8f797d300abe37) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.ALT
Bkav FE W32.Clodffd.Trojan.fc20
ESET-NOD32 9086 Win32/Toolbar.Funmoods
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Softonic
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softonic\softonic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Softonic\Softonic\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Softonic toolbar on IE

Program executable:softonicsrv.exe
Name:Softonic Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\softonic\softonic\\softonicsrv.exe
Additional files:
  • SoftonicApp.dll - Softonic Toolbar
  • SoftonicEng.dll
  • SoftonicTlbr.dll
  • uninstall.exe - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • (Malware detected) escortShld.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • SoftonicTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic Toolbar' with the class of {5018CFD2-804D-4C99-9F81-25EAEA2769DE}.

How do I remove Softonic toolbar on IE?

You can uninstall Softonic toolbar on IE 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 Softonic toolbar on IE, 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 Softonic toolbar on IE.
  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 Softonic toolbar on IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.82%
Windows XP 11.59%
Windows Vista 7.42%
Windows 10 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.49%
Windows 7 Professional 9.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.22%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.86% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 16.86%
  Belgium 7.72%
  Spain 6.56%
  United States 6.05%
  Israel 4.63%
  Netherlands 4.12%
  Italy 3.60%
  Switzerland 2.70%
  Canada 2.45%
  MA 1.93%
  Colombia 1.93%
  France 1.93%
  DZ 1.93%
  Austria 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.18%
Hewlett-Packard 26.91%
Dell 13.77%
ASUS 8.47%
Toshiba 5.30%
Samsung 3.81%
Intel 3.60%
American Megatrends 1.48%
Lenovo 1.48%
Medion 1.48%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.60%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.80%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.40%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.40%

About Softonic International S.L

Softonic operates a Website for software downloads as well as distributes an application programming interface that allows developers to build applications and mashups based on Softonic's content; and Softonic Answers, a user community for exchanging information and opinions about software.
Publisher URL: en.softonic.com


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