What is the FBStoolbar.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The FBStoolbar.dll process is also known as IE Toolbar Engine and is a part of Fast Browser Search or, as the case may be, IE Toolbar. This software is produced by Make The Web Better (www.make-the-web-better.com). An obsolete or defective version of FBStoolbar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IE Toolbar Engine has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IE Toolbar Engine has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- FBStoolbar.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module FBStoolbar.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about FBStoolbar.dll IE Toolbar Engine
FBStoolbar.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. FBStoolbar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,436,096 bytes (57% of all these files), 2,602,368 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,443,264 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. The FBStoolbar file is not part of the Windows operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. FBStoolbar.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes, supervise programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves FBStoolbar.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about FBStoolbar?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Fast Browser Search or IE Toolbar
To remove IE Toolbar Engine from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Fast Browser Search or IE Toolbar in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if FBStoolbar.dll (IE Toolbar Engine) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of IE Toolbar Engine. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IE Toolbar Engine or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or FBStoolbar.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.