toolbar.dll - Is toolbar.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is toolbar.dll?
Purpose of toolbar.dll:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: toolbar.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
Toolbar.dll is a name which many different programs would use, so you need to check the disk location to verify what program this actually is, and whether or not it is spyware as many spyware and adware programs also use this DLL file name. Most of them use this as a BHO object that runs in your web browser whenever you browse the web. The most popular toolbar.dll program is probably the aol toolbar, but double check to make sure you don't have others with this name like the spyware.IEToolbar spyware program, or the IBIS web search spyware which is found at C:\PROGRAM FILES\Toolbar\toolbar.dll Note that in many cases these are spyware and should be removed but you have to validate further as so many use this same name. Visit toolbar.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the toolbar.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
If you are using the aol toolbar, it will be found at C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll Another example is C:\PROGRA~1\canada.com\Toolbar\Toolbar.dll, as many different programs use this name. There are many as C:\Program Files (x86)\InboxDollars\Toolbar.dll is yet another.


  • Is toolbar.dll spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is toolbar.dll considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove toolbar.dll?
        Yes, I would remove toolbar.dll if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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