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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,031
United States Rank #9,609
Reach 0.6711%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.60 days
165.31 days >
Average installed length: 86.86 days


3.1 3.98%
3.0 10.15%
2.06 0.38%
2.05 42.52%
2.04 37.94%
2.03 0.09%
2.02 0.18%
2.0 0.06%
1.7 3.95%
1.6 0.31%
1.5 0.07%
1.4 0.08%
1.0 0.28%

Toolbar Terminator


Toolbar Terminator is a software program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most common release is 2.05, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named toolbarterminator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 14.83 MB (15,553,243 bytes). The installed file AbUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 92% of users of Toolbar Terminator come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Utilities\ToolbarTerminator\
Uninstaller: "C:\Utilities\ToolbarTerminator\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Toolbar Terminator

Program executable:toolbarterminator.exe
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • AbApi.dll - AbApi
  • AbCommons.dll (by Ascora) - AbCommons
  • AbFlexTrans.dll (by Ascora) - AbFlexTrans
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • AbAdminService.exe (by Ascora GmbH) - AbAdminService
  • AbAutostartManager.dll - AbAutostartManager
  • AbCommonsWPF.dll - AbCommonsWPF
  • AbGui.dll - AbGui
  • AbProcessManager.dll - AbProcessManager
  • AbSettings.dll - AbSettings
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll - AbSettingsKeeper
  • AbStartManager.dll - AbStartManager
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll - AbWpfRegistration
  • AbStartup.dll - AbStartup
  • TTBackgroundGuard.exe (by Microsoft) - TTBackgroundGuard
  • TTCommons.dll (by Microsoft) - TTCommons
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • subinacl.exe - SubInAcl
  • TaskScheduler.dll (by Dennis Austin) - Task Scheduler Class Library
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • AntiBrowserSpyLibrary.dll (by Ascora GmbH) - AntiBrowserSpyLibrary
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 4.0)
  • closeapp.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WpfAnimatedGif.dll (by Thomas Levesque) - WpfAnimatedGif
  • ProcessPrivileges.dll - Process Privileges
  • XDMessaging.dll (by TheCodeKing) - TheCodeKing.Net.Messaging (XDMessaging Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ToolbarTerminator.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ToolbarTerminator Continous Scan_Franklin411' (Next runs on 24.03.2018 at 19:47).
  • TTBackgroundGuard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ToolbarTerminator Background Guard'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ToolbarTerminator.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ToolbarTerminator AutoScan_Franklin411.
  • TTBackgroundGuard.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ToolbarTerminator Background Guard.
  • AbAdminService.exe runs as a service named 'Abelssoft Admin-Service' (AbAdminService).

How do I remove Toolbar Terminator?

You can uninstall Toolbar Terminator 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 Terminator, 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 Terminator.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.11%
Windows 10 33.46%
Windows Vista 6.02%
Windows XP 3.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.51%
Windows 8.1 14.15%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 10 Home 8.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.74% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 91.74%
  United States 2.94%
  Austria 1.68%
  Netherlands 0.65%
  Switzerland 0.59%
  United Kingdom 0.51%
  France 0.45%
  Spain 0.26%
  Luxembourg 0.20%
  Poland 0.17%
  Czech Republic 0.09%
  Italy 0.09%
  DK 0.07%
  Belgium 0.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 27.65%
Acer 25.92%
Hewlett-Packard 10.30%
ASUS 8.50%
Dell 7.80%
Lenovo 3.59%
Samsung 3.47%
Toshiba 2.22%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Sahara 1.61%
Intel 1.24%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.39%
ASUS All Series 3.18%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.71%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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