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Should I remove YTD Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,898
United States Rank #23,759
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 151.41 days
770.95 days >
Average installed length: 405.08 days


6.5 100.00%

YTD Toolbar v6.5

Please note, Should I Remove It? does not in anyway endorse the software or publisher displayed here. The page exists for informational purposes only to help you make an informed removal decision.

What is YTD Toolbar?

This toolbar is typiclaly bundled with the installation of the free YouTubeDownloader and installs a Spigot toolbar (YTD Toolbar) in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Spigot so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The YTD YouTube Converter/Downloader/Player is free software that allows you to download YouTube videos, Facebook Video, Google Video, Yahoo Video (and many others) and convert YouTube videos to other video formats. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free YTD Video Downloader software as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when YTD Video Downloader is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, if the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Spigot)

There are many video downloaders out there but few as good as YTD Video Downloader. YTD Video Downloader is simply an excellent tool for saving your favorite video clips from YouTube and other video websites. When you install YTD Video Downloader it will try to install a toolbar but you can reject this by hitting the d...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
YTD Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ytd.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YTD Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CC5C6A92-C80A-4582-8542-BAE0F91B28EE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.36 MB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through ytd.ourtoolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by YTD Toolbar v6.5

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\YTD Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • ytdToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • ytdToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • ytdToolbarIE64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ytdToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'pdfforge Toolbar' with the class of {B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • ytdToolbarIE64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'YTD Toolbar' with the class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A}.
  • ytdToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'pdfforge Toolbar' with the class of {B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • ytdToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'pdfforge Toolbar' with a class of {B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove YTD Toolbar?

You can uninstall YTD 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 YTD Toolbar v6.5, 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 YTD 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 YTD Toolbar v6.5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.47%
Windows XP 14.89%
Windows Vista 5.32%
Windows 10 5.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.77%
Windows 7 Professional 9.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.26%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.27%
  Hungary 7.87%
  Canada 5.51%
  Thailand 3.94%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Belgium 1.57%
  France 1.57%
  Australia 1.57%
  Philippines 1.57%
  Germany 1.57%
  Croatia 1.57%
  Italy 1.57%
  South Africa 0.79%
  GE 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 23.81%
Dell 14.29%
Lenovo 9.52%
Intel 6.35%
Toshiba 3.17%
Samsung 3.17%
MSI 1.59%
ASUS 1.59%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 2.53%
LENOVO 0679 2.53%
P4V8p P4V88+ 2.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.27%
MSI MS-7640 1.27%
MSI IB-7592 1.27%

About (from Spigot, Inc.)

Keep your customers coming back and delight them with contextually relevant content and applications.
Publisher URL: www.spigot.com

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MojoJover a year ago
When i installed the youtubedownloader program a pop-up screen appeared and asked me if i want to install the additional offers or not. I accepted because i wanted this toolbar. I find the YTD toolbar useful simply because it comes with a fast YTD download button that helps me download all the videos i like using just one click. However if you really don't like it you can follow the steps given here: http://www.spigot.com/uninstall.html
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RobbSover a year ago
YTD Toolbar installer (or loader or whatever) gets plunked into your system even IF you rejected the installation of the toolbar during the install of the YouTube Downloader. I won't get into the hows of it, but do an Internet search on the YTD Toolbar and read the articles on how to rid yourself of this thing. Do a deep search nuke of any / all files related to YTD, YTD Toolbar, and Spigot. Get into your Startup "folder" (msconfig.exe) and disable the "SearchSettings" program. Then run, run far, far away from YTD. As good as the downlaoder appeared to be, imho, the pain of the Toolbar INSTALL ME window popping up makes it very much NOT worth it.