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Should I remove Windows Live Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,044
United States Rank #6,860
Reach 0.0513%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.27 days
686.38 days >
Average installed length: 360.64 days


14.0.8117.416 0.20%
03.01.0146 53.82%
03.01.0130 34.91%
03.01.0072 0.80%
03.01.0068 8.05%
03.00.2038 0.10%
03.00.1615 0.80%
03.00.1218 1.31%

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Windows Live Toolbar

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What is Windows Live Toolbar?

Windows Live Toolbar was an browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer. Windows Live Toolbar provided a simple search interface that starts to list results as the user types in a search query, and uses Bing as its search engine. The toolbar also allows users to synchronize their Internet Explorer favorites across multiple computers, and provides an interface to Windows Live and MSN services. Windows Live Toolbar is included with Windows Live Essentials.


The most used version is 03.01.0146, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is msntbup.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 11.77 MB (12,346,772 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live toolbar
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1BD07DF4-FB06-41BA-B896-B2DA59000C96}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Toolbar

Program executable:msntbup.exe
Name:Windows Live Toolbar
MSN Search Toolbar Scheduled Update Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\windows live toolbar\msntbup.exe
Additional files:
  • UnInstall.exe - Programme de désinstallation de Windows Live Toolbar
  • CB.dll - Windows Live Toolbar (Windows Live ToolbarCustom Buttons)
  • CBProxy.exe - Custom Button Proxy
  • CBRes.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Resource Library
  • CM.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Component Manager Library
  • CMBrowserLauncher.exe - Windows Live Toolbar CMBrowserLauncher
  • cmres.dll - Component Manager Resource Library
  • ComponentManager.exe - Windows Live Toolbar Component Manager
  • componentmanagerres.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Component Manager Resources
  • Isc.dll - ISC shared library
  • msn_sl.exe - Windows Live Toolbar Helper
  • msn_slps.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Helper Proxy
  • msn_slrs.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Helper Resources
  • msntb.dll - Windows Live Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • MSNTBForOutlook.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Outlook Toolbar
  • mtbres.dll - Windows Live Toolbar resource library
  • obarres.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Outlook Toolbar Resources
  • obres.dll
  • searchbox.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Unified Search Box
  • searchboxRes.dll
  • stmain.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Search Toolbar Helper
  • Tem.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Search Toolbar Extension Manager
  • UIComponents.dll - Windows Live ToolbarUIComponents library
  • WLTBForOutlook.dll
  • COMCRF.dll - Markov Classifier
  • MSNExtension.dll - Windows Live Toolbar MSN Buttons
  • MSNExtensionRes.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Windows Live Buttons Resource File
  • msntab.dll - Windows Live Toolbar Tabbed Browsing
  • msntabres.dll
  • SmaMen.dll - Smart Menu
  • SmaMenRes.dll - Smart Menu Resources

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • msntb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Windows Live Toolbar Helper' with the class of {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • msntb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Windows Live Toolbar' with the class of {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • msntb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Windows Live Toolbar' with a class of {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0}.
Scheduled Task
  • MSNTBUP.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'Check Updates for Windows Live Toolbar' (runs daily at 9:00 AM).

How do I remove Windows Live Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Live Toolbar from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove Windows Live Toolbar from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Windows Live 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 Windows Live 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 Windows Live 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 Windows Live Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 38%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 48.14%
Windows XP 29.00%
Windows 7 19.84%
Windows 10 3.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 35.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.89%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.17%
Windows Vista Business 5.41%
Windows 7 Professional 3.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.77%
  United Kingdom 7.85%
  Germany 6.80%
  Canada 3.32%
  France 3.08%
  Australia 2.27%
  Poland 1.46%
  Italy 1.21%
  Spain 1.21%
  Sweden 1.21%
  India 1.13%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Brazil 0.89%
  Japan 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 27.34%
Dell 20.14%
Hewlett-Packard 15.83%
Acer 6.47%
Intel 6.29%
Toshiba 6.12%
American Megatrends 5.94%
Sahara 3.96%
Gateway 1.44%
Medion 1.26%
ASUS 1.08%
Common models
LENOVO 2958 7.84%
ASUSTeK 1000H 3.08%
LENOVO 8702z 2.52%
LENOVO 4151/200 2.52%

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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