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Should I remove Toolbar Cleaner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,593
United States Rank #2,449
Reach 0.1537%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.53 days
841.66 days >
Average installed length: 442.23 days

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Toolbar Cleaner 1.1

What is Toolbar Cleaner?

Toolbar Cleaner is an app from Visicom Media that allows you to select various toolbars installed on your PC and remove them. It is typically installed through bundled installers but could also be installed from the Visicom Media website. Toolbar Cleaner has also been seen installing various Visicom Media programs such as MyStart Toolbar.

About  (from Visicom Media inc)

Hello Everyone, Toolbar Cleaner is now reaching 15,000 toolbars, apps, and BHO’s un-installations per day! Now, many of you want to change their browser homepage settings in addition to removing toolbars. Toolbar Cleaner would like to help you out, but there’s no way to do that automatically. It has to be done manually...  Read more


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is ToolbarCleaner.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 793.04 KB (812,074 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Toolbar Cleaner.
ToolbarCleaner.exe (77174a6f47b40aea93b4d69cc3292d4a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.250
Toolbar Cleaner has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: toolbarcleaner.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Toolbar Cleaner
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Toolbar Cleaner\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 793.04 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Toolbar Cleaner 1.1

Program executable:ToolbarCleaner.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Toolbar Cleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\Toolbar Cleaner\ToolbarCleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ToolbarCleaner.exe - Toolbar Cleaner
  • toolbarcleaner_setup.exe - Toolbar Cleaner installer.
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C885DFC-5D12-40E9-B606-53BB5245CD7D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Toolbar Cleaner\ToolbarCleaner.exe'.
Network connections
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe connects to ip-72-55-140-118.static.privatedns.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:1.2633618200%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.88435327%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.37900855%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Toolbar Cleaner?

You can uninstall Toolbar Cleaner 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 Toolbar Cleaner 1.1, 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 Toolbar Cleaner.
  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 Toolbar Cleaner 1.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.10%
Windows XP 10.53%
Windows Vista 10.43%
Windows 10 8.84%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.03%
Windows 7 Professional 10.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.57%
Windows 8 Pro 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.61%
  Germany 4.68%
  Italy 3.05%
  Belgium 2.86%
  France 2.60%
  Canada 2.44%
  United Kingdom 2.08%
  Japan 1.42%
  Brazil 1.35%
  Hungary 1.06%
  Netherlands 0.99%
  Australia 0.85%
  Spain 0.47%
  India 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.70%
Dell 26.58%
Acer 13.83%
Toshiba 8.48%
ASUS 4.95%
Intel 1.65%
Lenovo 1.48%
American Megatrends 1.42%
Medion 0.97%
Sahara 0.97%
Samsung 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.03%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.59%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.16%
Dell XPS 8300 2.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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