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Should I remove Windstream Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,205
United States Rank #18,130
Reach 0.0038%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.57 days
282.42 days >
Average installed length: 148.39 days

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Windstream Toolbar

What is Windstream Toolbar?

Windstream Toolbar is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 erros and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.

About  (from Windstream Communications)

The Toolbar from Windstream is set up to automatically update when a new version is available. When the Toolbar checks for updates, it loads a version file from our server. In order to ensure that you always have the most up-to-date version of the Toolbar, it is set up to collect information, such as your IP address an...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Windstream
URL: www.windstream.net/toolbar2/client/windstream/download.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windstreamtoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\windstreamtoolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windstream Toolbar

Program module:windstreamtoolbartb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\windstreamtoolbar\windstreamtoolbartb.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Windstream Toolbar (Windstream Toolbar installer)
  • windstreamtoolbarDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • windstreamtoolbarDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Hawaiian Telcom Toolbar' with the class of {FD5F00E0-A1C5-41E8-931A-B2F05EC388B5}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • windstreamtoolbarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Hawaiian Telcom Toolbar' with the class of {FD5F00E0-A1C5-41E8-931A-B2F05EC388B5}.

How do I remove Windstream Toolbar?

You can uninstall Windstream 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windstream Toolbar, 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 Windstream 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 Windstream Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.53%
Windows 10 21.05%
Windows Vista 13.16%
Windows XP 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.95%
Windows 8.1 9.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.22%
Windows 7 Professional 6.85%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.20%
  United Kingdom 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.85%
Dell 21.13%
Acer 19.72%
Toshiba 7.04%
Lenovo 4.23%
Sahara 1.41%
MSI 1.41%
Gateway 1.41%
Intel 1.41%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.29%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.86%
Acer Aspire 7741 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.86%


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