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Should I remove iWin Games Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,649
United States Rank #10,442
Reach 0.0153%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.48 days
338.73 days >
Average installed length: 177.98 days


VersionDistribution 12.91% 58.94% 0.33% Beta 0.99% 26.82%

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iWin Games Toolbar

What is iWin Games Toolbar?

iWin Games Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution.

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is dtuser.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 913.98 KB (935,920 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in iWin Games Toolbar.
dtuser.exe (bff3d44021f36e2d9873fa19769afef5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.283
ESET-NOD32 8.10717 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iwingamestoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\iwingamestoolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 913.98 KB

Program filesFiles installed by iWin Games Toolbar

Program executable:dtuser.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\iwingamestoolbar\dtuser.exe
Additional files:
  • ffHelper.exe - ffHelper Application (Helper Application for IE)
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbar64.dll
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • uninstall.exe (by Iplay) - iWin Games Toolbar (iWin Games Toolbar Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'iWin Games Toolbar' with the class of {c29f28ce-1c64-483d-80cc-05ab2aff3e5c}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'iWin Games Toolbar' with the class of {c29f28ce-1c64-483d-80cc-05ab2aff3e5c}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iwingamestoolbar\dtuser.exe'.

How do I remove iWin Games Toolbar?

You can uninstall iWin Games 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 iWin Games 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 iWin Games 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 iWin Games Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.95%
Windows 10 34.54%
Windows Vista 7.89%
Windows XP 3.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.33%
Windows 8.1 12.33%
Windows 10 Home 11.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.67%
Windows 8 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.42%
  Canada 3.40%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Australia 2.95%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  Germany 1.13%
  Italy 1.13%
  France 0.91%
  South Africa 0.68%
  Sweden 0.45%
  New Zealand 0.45%
  Philippines 0.45%
  PR 0.45%
  TT 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.52%
Dell 24.77%
Acer 18.69%
Toshiba 6.54%
ASUS 2.34%
Samsung 1.87%
Lenovo 1.40%
Gateway 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.96%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.26%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.84%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.13%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.13%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.13%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com

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Clarance Thickeover a year ago
As of this writing, the Iwin Officials have yet to fix its site with general glitch problems. Due to legal and commitment problems, it'll be indefinitely before all the glaring glitches be repaired IF ever. Near-countless people are still complaining about NOT getting paid accordingly after properly reaching goals in a game, NOT receiving downloaded games they paid cash for in advance, and the like. No wonder people are slowly turning their backs on this once-promising site. :-(