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Should I remove toolbar on IE and Chrome?

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 #13,799
United States Rank #14,801
Reach 0.0216%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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toolbar on IE and Chrome

What is toolbar on IE and Chrome?

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.

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 adware toolbars.

About  (from Industriya)

Privitize allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within Privitize VPN. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links.
  • 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!
toolbar on IE and Chrome 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: 2.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by toolbar on IE and Chrome

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

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 on IE and Chrome?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Server 2003 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.94%
Windows 10 12.91%
Windows Vista 6.57%
Windows XP 6.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.18%
Windows 7 Professional 9.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.59%
Windows 8 5.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.92%
  Canada 5.48%
  Sweden 4.46%
  Australia 3.85%
  Israel 2.64%
  Philippines 2.64%
  Germany 2.43%
  United Kingdom 2.43%
  Saudi Arabia 2.43%
  Brazil 1.62%
  Spain 1.62%
  Croatia 1.62%
  Belgium 1.42%
  India 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.93%
Dell 17.01%
Acer 17.01%
ASUS 13.27%
Toshiba 9.86%
Intel 2.72%
Samsung 2.04%
Lenovo 1.70%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Alienware 1.02%
Sahara 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.58%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.63%
ASUSTeK K54C 1.97%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.97%


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