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Should I remove YouTube Downloader Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,524
United States Rank #24,366
Reach 0.0095%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 570.29 days
1383.87 days >
Average installed length: 727.12 days


4.6 100.00%

YouTube Downloader Toolbar v4.6

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 YouTube Downloader Toolbar?

Installs a Spigot toolbar (YouTube Downloader 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. YouTube Downloader Toolbar 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.

About  (from Spigot)

This toolbar is a Youtube Downloader that lets you download and convert youtube videos to mp3 and mp4. Our downloader tool is free, fast, safe and easy to use. No registration needed. After you download our toolbar, just surf to the YouTube video that you wish to download and choose between downloading as mp3 or mp4. Y...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is WidgiHelper.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 1009.52 KB (1,033,752 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in YouTube Downloader Toolbar.
youtubedownloaderToolbarIE.dll (42c62a8cdb10de179747f917070efbea) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Win32.Toolbar.Dealio.AMN
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8337 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.179 TROJ_GEN.F47V0326
YouTube Downloader 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: www.spigot.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YouTube Downloader Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{72A7495B-18CD-4751-AC38-5DBED9C6B1E7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1009.52 KB

Program filesFiles installed by YouTube Downloader Toolbar v4.6

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\YouTube Downloader Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • (Malware detected) youtubedownloaderToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • youtubedownloaderToolbarIE.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}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • youtubedownloaderToolbarIE.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
  • youtubedownloaderToolbarIE.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 YouTube Downloader Toolbar?

You can uninstall YouTube Downloader 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 YouTube Downloader Toolbar v4.6, 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 YouTube Downloader 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 YouTube Downloader Toolbar v4.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.75%
Windows Vista 12.30%
Windows XP 4.81%
Windows 10 2.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.44%
Windows 7 Professional 11.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.84%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.71%
  Germany 6.54%
  Philippines 4.67%
  Australia 3.74%
  India 3.74%
  Canada 3.27%
  United Kingdom 3.27%
  Israel 2.80%
  Netherlands 2.80%
  Belgium 1.87%
  Italy 1.87%
  France 1.40%
  Finland 1.40%
  Sweden 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.50%
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
Acer 19.17%
ASUS 7.50%
Toshiba 7.50%
Lenovo 5.00%
Samsung 4.17%
American Megatrends 3.33%
Sahara 1.67%
Sony 1.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 545 2.80%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.87%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.87%
Dell Studio 1745 1.87%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 1.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.87%

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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