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What is the toolbar.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 toolbar.dll process is also known as FreeCause Toolbar and is a part of AddThis Toolbar or, as the case may be, Dogpile Bundle Toolbar. This software is produced by ToolbarBrowser.com or, as the case may be, Savings Apps. An obsolete or defective version of toolbar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about toolbar.dll FreeCause Toolbar

toolbar.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file toolbar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,624,576 bytes (13% of all these files), 1,610,752 bytes as well as 34 other variants.
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 CBF3FDCA-6104-1864-D931-D737D2BFC202 or, as the case may be, BFE4B5CB-63F7-4A51-9266-6167655D5B4F or, as the case may be, 26 other variants. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. Toolbar.dll is capable of track other applications as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 57% 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 toolbar.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 toolbar?

Invites spyware and pop-ups.. delete NOW!
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

Summary: One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 12 users have already deleted toolbar.dll. source: file.net

How to uninstall AddThis Toolbar or Dogpile Bundle Toolbar

To remove FreeCause Toolbar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate AddThis Toolbar or Dogpile Bundle Toolbar in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if toolbar.dll (FreeCause Toolbar) 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 FreeCause Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for FreeCause Toolbar 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 toolbar.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.

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