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Should I remove Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,244
United States Rank #15,374
Reach 0.1789%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 38.34 days
1131.01 days >
Average installed length: 594.26 days


VersionDistribution 13.53% 6.78% 5.45% 5.62% 22.01% 31.67% 7.04%

Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome

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What is Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome?

Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome is a web browser toolbar specificaly for Internet Explorer and Google Chrome 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 most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 12 files and is usually about 2.22 MB (2,331,309 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Softonic
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softonic\softonic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Softonic\Softonic\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome

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}
  • escortShld.dll
  • sqlite3.dll (by Edmunt Pienkowsky) - sqlite3 (LiteX Automation)

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 and Chrome?

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Or, you can uninstall Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 and Chrome.
  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 and Chrome you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.58%
Windows 10 18.20%
Windows XP 9.49%
Windows Vista 4.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.36%
Windows 7 Professional 8.43%
Windows 8.1 5.30%
Windows 8 5.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.25% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 19.25%
  Italy 8.19%
  United States 5.11%
  Brazil 5.02%
  Netherlands 4.56%
  Spain 3.57%
  Mexico 3.26%
  Austria 2.75%
  France 2.63%
  DZ 2.42%
  Iran 2.36%
  Colombia 2.33%
  Argentina 1.87%
  United Kingdom 1.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.93%
Acer 23.00%
Dell 14.03%
ASUS 9.26%
Toshiba 5.72%
Samsung 5.72%
Medion 4.06%
Lenovo 2.69%
Intel 2.27%
American Megatrends 1.51%
Sahara 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.64%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.51%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.26%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.01%

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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