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Should I remove Webshots Toolbar for Firefox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,585
United States Rank #29,202
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VersionDistribution 5.00% 7.50% 80.00% 7.50%

Webshots Toolbar for Firefox

What is Webshots Toolbar for Firefox?

Webshots Toolbar is an ad-supported program installed into Firefox. The programs collects and stores information about web browsing habits and sends this information to its remote servers in order to provide injected advertising in search results and various other places. Smile by Webshots is an online photo and video sharing service owned by Threefold Photos. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free American Greeting Webshots program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when the American Greeting Webshots is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named AGCoreService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 2.18 MB (2,282,861 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AG Interactive
URL: www.americangreetings.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\agi\core\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AGI\core\\InstallerGUI.exe uninstall WebshotsDesktop WebshotsToolbarFF
Estimated size: 2.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Webshots Toolbar for Firefox

Program executable:AGCoreService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\agi\core\4.0\AGCoreService.exe
Additional files:
  • SearchProtectionServicePlugin.dll - SearchProtectionServicePlugin.Properties
  • AutoUpdateServicePlugin.dll - AutoUpdateServicePlugin
  • FlashTrustServicePlugin.dll - FlashTrustServicePlugin
  • InstallLibrary.dll - InstallLibrary
  • AGCoreService.exe - AGCoreService
  • BrowserHelper.dll - BrowserHelper
  • Installer.exe - Installer
  • InstallerGUI.exe
  • Notifier.exe - Notifier
  • agicore.dll - agicore
  • delight.dll - delight
  • AGUser.exe - AGUser
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowserHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {0bc6e3fa-78ef-4886-842c-5a1258c4455a}.
  • AGCoreService.exe runs as a service named 'AG Core Services' (AGCoreService).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006585687%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024805%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00041051%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.68 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Webshots Toolbar for Firefox?

You can uninstall Webshots Toolbar for Firefox 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 Webshots Toolbar for Firefox, 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 Webshots Toolbar for Firefox.
  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 Webshots Toolbar for Firefox you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows Vista 27.50%
Windows XP 17.50%
Windows 10 15.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.16%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.45%
  Canada 3.64%
  Belgium 1.82%
  Sweden 1.82%
  Austria 1.82%
  Germany 1.82%
  Italy 1.82%
  Hungary 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 20.00%
Gateway 8.57%
Intel 5.71%
Sony 5.71%
Acer 5.71%
Toshiba 2.86%
Medion 2.86%
Lenovo 2.86%
American Megatrends 2.86%
Common models
HP-Pavilion AW023AV-ABA 6... 15.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.06%
Dell Studio 1745 6.06%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 537 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.03%


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