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Should I remove ninemsn Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
31% remove it69% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,151
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.16 days
388.18 days >
Average installed length: 203.96 days


4.0.0369.0 39.02%
4.0.0357.1 41.46%
3.0.1203.0 17.07%
3.0.750.0 2.44%

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ninemsn Toolbar

What is ninemsn Toolbar?  (from Microsoft)

Windows® Internet Explorer® 8 for ninemsn® is faster, easier, and safer than ever, and now you can get it with your favorite ninemsn features included! ninemsn Home Page has the latest in entertainment, breaking news, videos, sports highlights, and more. ninemsn Toolbar brings the best of ninemsn with you wherever you...  Read more


ninemsn Toolbar is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 4.0.0357.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 587.5 KB (601,600 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 65% of users of ninemsn Toolbar come from Australia, it is also popular in the United States and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: toolbar.ninemsn.com.au
Help link: g.msn.com/ENAUTB0IAMSNE/3001
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msn\toolbar\3.0.1203.0
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DA5784C0-06BB-4884-A7C4-89CC206EA2B6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 587.5 KB
Language: English (Australia)

Program filesFiles installed by ninemsn Toolbar

  • msne.dll - MSN® Toolbar
  • msneie.dll
  • msnersrc.dll
  • msneshellx.dll - MSN® Shell Extender
  • msntask.exe - MSN Task Processor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • msneshellx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MSN Toolbar Helper' with the class of {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • msneshellx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MSN Toolbar' with the class of {1E61ED7C-7CB8-49d6-B9E9-AB4C880C8414}.

How do I remove ninemsn Toolbar?

You can uninstall ninemsn 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 ninemsn 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 ninemsn Toolbar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ninemsn Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 10 5%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 31%
Keep it 69%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.85%
Windows XP 19.51%
Windows Vista 9.76%
Windows 10 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Windows 10 Home 4.88%
Windows 7 Professional 2.44%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.31% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 65.31%
  United States 26.53%
  Hong Kong 4.08%
  Singapore 2.04%
  Thailand 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 52.78%
Toshiba 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Dell 5.56%
Acer 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
American Megatrends 2.78%
Alienware 2.78%
Sony 2.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 31.58%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 5.26%
Sony SVE14A27CCW 2.63%
LENOVO 3569C6M 2.63%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.63%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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