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Should I remove Sympatico / MSN Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
14% remove it86% keep it
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3.0.1203.0 100.00%

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Sympatico / MSN Toolbar


Sympatico / MSN Toolbar is a software program developed by Microsoft. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 587.5 KB (601,600 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 63% of users of Sympatico / MSN Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: g.msn.com/ENCATB0IAMSNE/3001
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msn\toolbar\3.0.1203.0
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{81D831EA-7E70-4F41-AE00-A43D1AC55D9E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 587.5 KB
Language: English (Canada)

Program filesFiles installed by Sympatico / MSN Toolbar

  • msne.dll - Sympatico / MSN® Toolbar
  • msneie.dll
  • msneshellx.dll - MSN® Shell Extender
  • msnersrc.dll - MSN® Toolbar
  • msntask.exe - MSN Task Processor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • msneshellx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MSN Toolbar Helper' with the class of {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • msneshellx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MSN Toolbar' with the class of {1E61ED7C-7CB8-49d6-B9E9-AB4C880C8414}.

How do I remove Sympatico / MSN Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Sympatico / MSN Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sympatico / MSN 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sympatico / MSN Toolbar, 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 Sympatico / MSN Toolbar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Sympatico / MSN Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 75%
Win XP 25%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 14%
Keep it 86%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Canada 37.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 33.33%
HP-Pavilion FQ602AA-A2L m... 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 537 33.33%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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