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Should I remove pdfforge Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,398
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.37 days
364.97 days >
Average installed length: 191.77 days


8.8 100.00%

pdfforge Toolbar v8.8

What is pdfforge Toolbar?

pdfforge Toolbar installs a Spigot 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. pdfforge 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. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free PDFCreator program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when PDFCreator 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)

The Spigot Search Settings is an application which is part of the Spigot Toolbar. Spigot searchsettings.exe'spurpose is to check periodically your default search engine and restore it to Yahoo in case you agreed to set it to Yahoo in the first place and another application is trying to change it. It's easy to uninstal...  Read more
  • 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!

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdfforge Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{387CFD3A-B56A-4841-ABCB-9CF703B17384}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by pdfforge Toolbar v8.8

Program executable:WidgiHelper.exe
Name:Widgi Toolbar
WidgiHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\pdfforge Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • WidgiHelper.exe - Widgi Toolbar (WidgiHelper Application)
  • pdfforgeToolbarFF.dll - WidgiFF Dynamic Link Library (Widgi Toolbar)
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll - Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.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
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'YTD Toolbar' with the class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A}.
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.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
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.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 pdfforge Toolbar?

You can uninstall pdfforge 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 pdfforge Toolbar v8.8, 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 pdfforge 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 pdfforge Toolbar v8.8 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 3%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.65%
Windows XP 23.53%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows 10 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 24.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.21%
Windows 7 Professional 21.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.06%
Windows 8.1 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.92%
  France 13.51%
  Germany 10.81%
  Italy 8.11%
  Belgium 5.41%
  Brazil 5.41%
  Canada 5.41%
  Pakistan 5.41%
  Argentina 2.70%
  Australia 2.70%
  Ecuador 2.70%
  Spain 2.70%
  United Kingdom 2.70%
  Hungary 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.69%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
Samsung 13.79%
Toshiba 10.34%
Lenovo 10.34%
Acer 10.34%
ASUS 6.90%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Common models
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 6.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 3.45%
Samsung R519/R719 3.45%
MSI MS-7845 3.45%

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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