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What is Toolbar.dll?


Toolbar.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if Toolbar.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Toolbar.dll file information

The process known as FreeCause Toolbar or IE Toolbar or Internet Explorer Toolba or IE Toolbar Engine or iSearch Toolbar or WebSearch Toolbar Browser Object or utilbar or Application Support File

belongs to software ToolbarBrowser or SweetIM For Internet Explorer or AddThis Toolbar or Dogpile Bundle Toolbar or IE Toolba or AOL Toolbar or Gamers Unite! Snag Bar or SocialRibbons (version LP 1, LP2, LP5, LP4) or IE Toolbar or WebSearch Toolbar or FreeCause Toolbar or Dogpile Toolbar or Nectar Search Toolbar or InboxDollars or BucksBee Loyalty Plugin - OpenInstall or MyPoints Point Finder or Shopping4Causes Shopping Plugin or Webs Credits (version 2) or MyPoints Toolbar or BucksBee Loyalty Plugin - Softonic 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 IE Toolbar (www.debugbar.com) or Macrogaming (www.macrogaming.net) or Velocity Services or iDownload.com (www.idownload.com) or Macrogaming LTD (www.sweetim.com) or WebSearch (www.websearch.com) or Savings Apps.

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 7/XP are 552,960 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 548,992 bytes and 96 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/toolbar.dll.html 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO are 8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972 or 71821EC4-3CD6-11D6-AEC6-000102AC7057 or 83 more variants. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. It is able to monitor Internet browsers. Toolbar.dll is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the users 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

If Toolbar.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 409,600 bytes. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The Toolbar.dll file is able to monitor Internet browsers. Toolbar.dll is able to record inputs.

If Toolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 2,310,144 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,567,744 bytes or 722,288 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. Toolbar.dll is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. Toolbar.dll is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
If there are any problems with Toolbar.dll, you may also uninstall Gamers Unite! Snag Bar from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

If Toolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 20,992 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 24,576 bytes.

If Toolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 385,024 bytes.

External information from Tony Klein:

  • This spyware BHO (Toolbar.dll) is related to HuntBar
  • This BHO (toolbar.dll) is related to SubmitWolf
  • This spyware BHO (toolbar.dll, toolbar_.dll) is related to iSearch toolbar

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.



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User Comments

Invites spyware and pop-ups.. delete NOW!
  XGS  
Did not show up until I installed Morpheus File Share
  Drew Coppock  
can't be removed - worked for days
   
IE Toolbar
   
explorer error for tool bar
  raja  
impossible to get out
   
another crappy product from AOL
  Phillip  
websearch is spyware, remove
  bunny   (further information)
Searching for a way to delete this waste of memory
   
Installs spyware; alters programs; collects date on URLs you visit.
  Mozart   (further information)
It's been installed with SweetIM toolbar..... Didn't know if it's bad for my pc...
  Philippe  
Mine came from webcrawler.com You can remove it from the control panel add/remove programs look for toolbar browser.
  Donnie  
Neopets Toolbar made by Velocity Services, Inc. Neopets claims no spy ware. I have seen none as a result of using this. If you don't play Neopets, why even download it..?
  Brian   (further information)
Neopets.com Toolbar. Allows you to access commen areas on Neopets.com via the toolbar. Possible spyware included.
  DProper   (further information)
It changes your homepage so you can't change it, and/or it can make you run across a lot of error pages
  Z  
It stopped all browsers from going online. Norton Eraser from their offline Bootable Repair Disk found mine & said it did not know if it was a virus or not but let me delete it & the Gateway Notebook WinXp is back on the Internet...
  MrBoogie  

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Summary: Average user rating of Toolbar.dll: based on 22 votes with 16 user comments.
One user thinks Toolbar.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 13 users think Toolbar.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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