What is SearchToolbar.dll?

SearchToolbar.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about SearchToolbar.dll.

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SearchToolbar.dll file information

The process known as SearchToolbar.dll belongs to software Search Toolbar by Zugo (

Description: SearchToolbar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SearchToolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 271,024 bytes (98% of all occurrences), 269,832 bytes, 267,776 bytes or 267,952 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 9D425283-D487-4337-BAB6-AB8354A81457. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The SearchToolbar.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. SearchToolbar.dll is not a Windows system file. SearchToolbar.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. SearchToolbar.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with SearchToolbar.dll, you can contact to assist you or completely remove Search Toolbar (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify SearchToolbar.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SearchToolbar.dll. Therefore, you should check the SearchToolbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SearchToolbar.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

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Summary: Average user rating of SearchToolbar.dll: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think SearchToolbar.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SearchToolbar issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active SearchToolbar process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the SearchToolbar.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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