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WareSoft Software Toolbar

What is WareSoft Software Toolbar?

WareSoft Software Toolbar is a web browser extension that is bundled as an offer with the WareSoft freeware products and changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.


It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is ToolbarUpdaterService.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.23 MB (1,286,786 bytes). ToolbarUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WareSoft Software Toolbar.
ToolbarUpdaterService.exe (ae4994a8c65dd4c754cfecb7d53be2d3) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent.gen
Comodo Security 16177 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.Zugo.AMN
eSafe Win32.Toolbar.Zugo
ESET-NOD32 7.8298 Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
nProtect Trojan/W32.Monder.244960
Toolbar32.dll (27c3841d95a88f3f1e077f5dbc829da6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Zugo.71
ESET NOD32 6722 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Zugo
VIPRE Antivirus 11273 Zugo Ltd (v) (not malicious)
WareSoft Software Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove WareSoft Software Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xp-smoker.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\waresoft software toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WareSoft Software Toolbar\WareSoftSoftwareToolbarUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WareSoft Software Toolbar

Program executable:ToolbarUpdaterService.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\waresoft software toolbar\ToolbarUpdaterService.exe
Additional files:
  • WareSoftSoftwareToolbarUninstall.exe - WareSoft Software Toolbar
  • ToolbarBroker.exe - ToolbarBroker
  • (Malware detected) Toolbar32.dll - Toolbar
  • ReactivateFF.exe
  • ReactivateIE.exe
  • (Malware detected) ToolbarUpdaterService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toolbar32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WareSoft Software Toolbar Helper' with the class of {36D66554-AA81-4F55-9203-F18C941AC280}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar32.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'WareSoft Software Toolbar' with the class of {6F9C75C9-9646-4BF2-BC9B-D9A6003461E4}.
  • ToolbarUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Updater Service for WareSoft Software Toolbar' (Updater Service for WareSoft Software Toolbar).

How do I remove WareSoft Software Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall WareSoft Software 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 WareSoft Software 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 WareSoft Software Toolbar.
  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 WareSoft Software Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 50%
Win 8 25%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  LY 14.29%
  IQ 14.29%
  Poland 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%
Common models
HP Compaq dx1000 Microtow... 25.00%
FUJITSU LifeBook A3040 25.00%
Dell Studio 1747 25.00%
Dell Inspiron N5010 25.00%

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