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What does this google toolbar do?


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#1 puravida999

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 03:49 PM

Hello, does anyone know what this toolbar do? is legit? I dont recall downloading it

 

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no virus or malware found in the last scan btw , thanks 



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 03:58 PM

It's usual PUP bundled with programs like CCleaner or Avast Free Antivirus.

 

You can remove it via Programs and Features and AdwCleaner as Administrator.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:26 PM

Hi puravida999 :)

This is the legitimate Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. It's basically what you used to have years ago when you wanted to use Google as the default search engine. I doubt that AdwCleaner removes it since a lot of people actually use it. Uninstalling it normally via the Control Panel will do the job. It's often bundled with Adobe products if you download them from Internet Explorer.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:43 PM

What does it exactly do? is useful ?



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:44 PM

Well, it adds the Google Toolbar to Internet Explorer. If you open Internet Explorer and look at it, you'll see for yourself :) The biggest advantage is that it gives you access to a Google search bar so you can type your searches directly in it if Internet Explorer doesn't have Google.com already as its default search engine. It also contains quick links to some popular Google sites.

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