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87% remove it13% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,432
United States Rank #47,860
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 429.69 days
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Average installed length: 769.07 days


4.3 100.00%

pdfforge Toolbar v4.3

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
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install 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 pdfforge Toolbar.
WidgiHelper.exe (dd2ddbe382881c98a6711efd8f9545d6) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.7983 Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
The Hacker Trojan/CI.gen
pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll (2b02a5739005d49f2252ebc26a3be3ea) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International HackTool.Win32.Widgi.gen
ESET-NOD32 9340 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi
Norman 6.08.06 W32/Adware.JT
pdfforge 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.pdfforge.org/content/pdfcreator-toolbar-spyware
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdfforge Toolbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A0B139A7-E8D5-49E8-A7BF-12421E652208}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 790.77 KB

Program filesFiles installed by pdfforge Toolbar v4.3

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IObit Toolbar' with the class of {0BDA0769-FD72-49F4-9266-E1FB004F4D8F}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IObit Toolbar' with the class of {0BDA0769-FD72-49F4-9266-E1FB004F4D8F}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'YouTube Downloader Toolbar' with a class of {F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A} 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 v4.3, 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 v4.3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.23%
Windows XP 22.78%
Windows Vista 10.13%
Windows 10 8.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 10 Pro 6.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.51% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 19.51%
  United States 19.51%
  Italy 12.20%
  France 7.32%
  Argentina 6.10%
  Spain 4.88%
  United Kingdom 3.66%
  Belgium 2.44%
  Canada 2.44%
  Czech Republic 2.44%
  Hungary 2.44%
  Poland 2.44%
  Slovenia 2.44%
  Austria 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 16.98%
Samsung 15.09%
Hewlett-Packard 15.09%
American Megatrends 13.21%
Acer 13.21%
ASUS 5.66%
Sahara 5.66%
Packard Bell 3.77%
Gateway 1.89%
Common models
Samsung N150P 13.56%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 3.39%
Dell Dell XPS430 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 1.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 1.69%
Sony VPCZ13M9E 1.69%

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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