Some anti-malware programs classify Toolbar.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as SearchIt or Softomate (detected by Sophos), and Adware.Gen or Spyware.ISearch (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated FreeCause Toolbar software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about FreeCause Toolbar and how to get rid of it.
The process known as FreeCause Toolbar or IE Toolbar or Internet Explorer Toolba or IE Toolbar Engine or iSearch Toolbar or utilbar or Application Support File
belongs to software ToolbarBrowser or SweetIM For Internet Explorer or Dogpile Bundle Toolbar or AddThis Toolbar or Gamers Unite! Snag Bar or IE Toolba or SocialRibbons (version LP 1, LP2, LP5, LP4) or AOL Toolbar or IE Toolbar or FreeCause Toolbar or Dogpile Toolbar or BucksBee Loyalty Plugin - Softonic or Nectar Search Toolbar or InboxDollars or BucksBee Loyalty Plugin - OpenInstall or MyPoints Point Finder or WebSearch Toolbar or Shopping4Causes Shopping Plugin or Webs Credits (version 2) or MyPoints Toolbar or Slownik LING or Pink Ribbon Toolbar or IBM Toolbar or CoolChaser Toolbar or MouseHunt Toolbar or Gaia Online Toolbar or AIR MILES TOOLBAR or iSearch Toolbar
by ToolbarBrowser.com or Macrogaming (www.macrogaming.net) or IE Toolbar (www.debugbar.com) or Velocity Services or iDownload.com (www.idownload.com) or Macrogaming LTD (www.sweetim.com) or Savings Apps or TENCENT (www.tencent.com).
Description: Toolbar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Toolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\aol toolbar\ or C:\Program Files\TrustyHound-TB\).
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 552,960 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 548,992 bytes and 86 more variants.
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 1A0AADCD-3A72-4b5f-900F-E3BB5A838E2A or 24180B00-2EB6-11d7-BD6F-004854603DCE or 81 more variants. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. It is able to monitor web browsers. Toolbar.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If there are any problems with Toolbar.dll, you may also do the following:
1) uninstall SweetIM For Internet Explorer or AddThis Toolbar from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"
2) search the support area on the Sweetim website
3) make sure that you have installed the latest version.
Recommended: Identify Toolbar.dll related errors
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name Toolbar.dll, for example SearchIt or Softomate (detected by Sophos), and Adware.Gen or Spyware.ISearch (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Toolbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Toolbar. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the Toolbar.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.