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Should I remove Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,221
United States Rank #44,589
Reach 0.0204%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.64 days
962.90 days >
Average installed length: 505.93 days

Softonic toolbar on IE and Chrome

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 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 5 files and is usually about 1.72 MB (1,806,178 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softonic\softonic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Softonic\softonic\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.72 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}

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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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) 69%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.92%
Windows XP 11.66%
Windows Vista 6.95%
Windows 10 3.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.72%
Windows 7 Professional 8.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.24%
Windows 7 Starter 3.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.34% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 16.34%
  Italy 9.65%
  Spain 5.20%
  United States 4.46%
  Israel 4.46%
  Belgium 3.71%
  France 3.22%
  Mexico 2.72%
  Brazil 2.48%
  Norway 2.48%
  MA 2.23%
  Austria 2.23%
  Netherlands 2.23%
  Switzerland 1.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.80%
Dell 19.18%
Acer 19.18%
ASUS 8.57%
Toshiba 5.31%
Samsung 3.27%
Sony 2.45%
Lenovo 2.04%
American Megatrends 1.22%
Medion 1.22%
Intel 1.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.06%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.80%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.16%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.53%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.90%

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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