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Should I remove holasearch toolbar on IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,402
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.55 days
399.67 days >
Average installed length: 209.99 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

holasearch toolbar on IE

What is holasearch toolbar on IE?

The toolbar will redirect search and the browser home page to www.holasearch.com. It will also redirect to the holasearch.com URL when a user opens up a new Tab. HolaSearch is stealth distributed from Babylon, is a web browser search toolbar that is installed with various pay per install co-bundles and is designed to inject itself as a web toolbar into Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Once installed the toolbar will modify the user's home page and search settings as well for IE lower the user's browser security in order to perform various ad-related actions.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Allows software updates of the application once a new version is released.

About  (from Babylon Ltd)

The goal of Hola Search is to make your experience as fun and engaging as possible while providing you with the best search results. To do this we have created a clean and easy to use interface that makes getting your results a breeze. Now you can stop searching through the search and quickly find exactly what you need...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in holasearch toolbar on IE.
GUninstaller.exe (b0f6507f8666e89dd9f192313d88eb98) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul
Comodo Security 17604 Application.Win32.Agent.~A
holasearch toolbar on IE 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

Displayed publisher: holasearch
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\holasearch\holasearch\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\holasearch\holasearch\\GUninstaller.exe" -uprtc -ask -rmbus "holasearch toolbar" -nontfy -key "holasearch"
Estimated size: 2.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by holasearch toolbar on IE

Program executable:holasearchsrv.exe
Name:Holasearch Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\holasearch\holasearch\\holasearchsrv.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by holasearch) - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • (Malware detected) GUninstaller.exe - Uninstaller (Uninstaller Application)
  • escortShld.dll
  • holasearchApp.dll (by holasearch.com) - Holasearch Toolbar
  • holasearchEng.dll (by holasearch.com)
  • holasearchTlbr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • holasearchTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Holasearch Toolbar' with the class of {C510DFFB-0AFE-484C-BA40-CED5B74C4EEF}.

How do I remove holasearch toolbar on IE?

You can uninstall holasearch toolbar on IE 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 holasearch toolbar on IE, 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 holasearch toolbar on IE.
  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 holasearch toolbar on IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.51%
Windows XP 11.76%
Windows Vista 7.84%
Windows 10 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.76%
Windows 7 Professional 7.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.00% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 12.00%
  Germany 10.00%
  France 8.00%
  United States 8.00%
  Brazil 6.00%
  Italy 6.00%
  Spain 4.00%
  MA 4.00%
  Poland 4.00%
  Romania 4.00%
  Argentina 2.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Switzerland 2.00%
  DK 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.73%
Acer 21.62%
Dell 16.22%
ASUS 13.51%
Samsung 5.41%
Lenovo 5.41%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C840 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 2.38%
Samsung RV415/RV515/E3415 2.38%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 2.38%

About Babylon Ltd

Babylon is a computer dictionary and translation program, developed by Babylon Ltd., an Israeli public company.
Publisher URL: www.babylon.com


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