Some anti-malware programs classify Toolbar32.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.bgn or not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.bhv (detected by Kaspersky), and Generic PUA MC (detected by Sophos). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated 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 Toolbar and how to get rid of it.
The process known as Toolbar
belongs to software StartNow Toolbar or Toolbar or PDFLite Toolbar or FunLink Toolbar or YTD Toolbar or VK Downloader or eType Toolbar
by Zugo (zugo.com) or StartNow.com or BienneSoft or Ivan Malygin.
Description: Toolbar32.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Toolbar32.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 502,272 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 251,752 bytes and 10 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 6E13D095-45C3-4271-9475-F3B48227DD9F or 7D9463CD-BBD8-42f4-AB72-D7B1191D9F3D or 10 more variants. The program has no visible window. Toolbar32.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. It is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The file is digitally signed. Toolbar32.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify Toolbar32.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Toolbar32.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.bgn or not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.bhv (detected by Kaspersky), and Generic PUA MC (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the Toolbar32.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Toolbar 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Toolbar32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Toolbar32.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.