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What is the ytdToolbarIE.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 ytdToolbarIE.dll process is also known as Widgi Toolbar for Internet Explorer and is a part of Widgi Toolbar or, as the case may be, YTD Toolbar. This software is produced by Spigot (www.spigot.com). An obsolete or defective version of ytdToolbarIE.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 ytdToolbarIE.dll Widgi Toolbar

ytdToolbarIE.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ytdToolbarIE.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,398,080 bytes (22% of all these files), 1,213,832 bytes as well as 9 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 F3FEE66E-E034-436a-86E4-9690573BEE8A. The ytdToolbarIE file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The ytdToolbarIE file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. YtdToolbarIE.dll is capable of monitor other applications as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 38% 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 ytdToolbarIE.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 ytdToolbarIE?

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 Widgi Toolbar or YTD Toolbar

To remove Widgi 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 Widgi Toolbar or YTD Toolbar in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ytdToolbarIE.dll (Widgi 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 Widgi Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Widgi 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 ytdToolbarIE.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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