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Should I remove toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,270
United States Rank #23,179
Reach 0.0144%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is toolbar?

This toolbar is also known as the Privitize Toolbar and typically bundled with the 'free' Privitize VPN service, a virtual private network program, which comes bundled with potentially unwanted toolbars. Industriya Toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The main program executable is privitizesrv.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.9 MB (1,996,568 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in toolbar.
privitizesrv.exe (a5f71ce8d7ef62437ff4c1f05d640892) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-131024 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.Privitize.1
ESET-NOD32 7.8943 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.A
privitizeTlbr.dll (48f030bea8f4ac98ab0cb2507dd15e78) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
ESET-NOD32 8990 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.F
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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\industriya\privitize\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Industriya\privitize\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by toolbar

Program executable:privitizesrv.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Privitize Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\industriya\privitize\\privitizesrv.exe
Additional files:
  • privitizeApp.dll - Privitize Toolbar
  • privitizeEng.dll
  • (Malware detected) privitizeTlbr.dll
  • uninstall.exe - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • privitize.crx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • privitizeTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'privitize Toolbar' with the class of {1C46A0DD-D53E-46C4-A435-CA11103E255E}.

How do I remove toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.89%
Windows XP 11.62%
Windows 10 11.27%
Windows Vista 4.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.31%
Windows 7 Professional 8.13%
Windows 8 4.24%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.16%
  Brazil 4.58%
  Australia 3.92%
  Canada 3.27%
  Czech Republic 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  MK 2.94%
  Sweden 2.61%
  Croatia 2.29%
  Malaysia 2.29%
  Indonesia 1.96%
  Israel 1.96%
  Italy 1.96%
  Belgium 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.41%
Dell 17.77%
Acer 17.77%
ASUS 10.66%
Toshiba 9.14%
Samsung 5.08%
Lenovo 3.55%
Sahara 2.03%
Intel 1.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.20%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.52%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.52%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.68%
Acer Aspire 5920G 1.68%


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