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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

IWinstore Toolbar

IWinstore Toolbar is an unreliable and useless toolbar from a questionable creator called Conduit Ltd., who is known for its ad-supported programs, potentially unwanted programs, and bad toolbars, including Mixi.DJ Toolbar and RealBar Toolbar. This is supposed to be a community toolbar that gives you quick access to online games-related websites, app marketplace, and a search tool. We have found that the content this application may present you with could be potentially unreliable. Therefore, it could be risky for you to engage with anything this tool has to offer. Since there is a good chance that this application does not enter your computer all alone, it may not be enough for you to remove IWinstore Toolbar only. It would be a wise thing to run a malware scan on your system to identify all infections. Otherwise, it will not be safe for you to use your computer as all your data and files would be potentially exposed to criminals.

If you want to visit the promotional website of this questionable toolbar at iwinstore.ourtoolbar.com, you will be surprised if you are using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. These browsers already block this toolbar as well as its website as being a potential threat. “The site ahead contains harmful programs” goes the title of the red warning page that Chrome displays when you enter this URL in your browser. It seems that this infection only affects Internet Explorer. But it is not very likely that too many computer users would find this website anyway. Reports from users and our research confirm that this toolbar mainly travels the web in freeware bundles.

Bundling has become one of the major distribution methods for schemers to spread malware infections and useless potentially unwanted programs over the net. This way it is quite easy to infect lots of unsuspecting computer users because these nasty software packages are most commonly promoted through file-sharing websites, such as torrent and shareware pages. Hundreds of thousands of users look for free movies and programs every day. Criminals can even hack search engine results through techniques like Black Hat SEO and promote fake and malicious websites. These can pretend that they have exactly what you are looking for; however, when you click on a download button or link – which they have a couple on these pages – you may drop a whole package of threats onto your computer.

This is why it is so important that you be more careful about the websites you visit and advertisements you click on. You should always download software from official vendors, but even so, you should read the installation instructions very carefully to make sure that you actually know what you are letting onto your system. Because if you end up with a pack of adware programs, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs on top of IWinstore Toolbar, your computer can become vulnerable in no time. You should delete IWinstore Toolbar right away and detect all other potentially harmful programs as well.

We have found that this bad toolbar uses a so-called Trovi Download Manager to be installed. There seems to be a price for this that you will surely notice in your browser; this toolbar sets your home page to search.conduit.com/?SearchSource=10&ctid=CT2302555, which seems to redirect to trovigo.com/?SearchSource=10&ctid=CT2302555. Therefore, every time you launch your Internet Explorer browser, this Trovigo search page may come up. It seems that the search tool you will find on this toolbar may connect to search.conduit.com, which is another unreliable search engine that could introduce you to modified search results that may lead to malicious websites. The other elements may link to iwin.com, which offers you a lot of PC and online games as well as a number of potentially harmful third-party ads. Clicking on any of the content this toolbar provides you could be risky and may result in more infections or online scams. That is why we suggest that you should remove IWinstore Toolbar ASAP.

The only good thing about this annoying toolbar is that you can simply get rid of it by uninstalling it through Control Panel. If you have never done this before, please find our instructions below this article. In order to protect your computer and your personal information, it is important that you only visit familiar and reputable websites since the web is full of fake and malicious websites that cannot wait to see you as their next prey. It is just as important that you refrain from clicking on third-party ads even on reputable websites because your computer may be infected with adware and this could mean that you are not safe clicking on anything really.

Remove IWinstore Toolbar from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and click Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Press the Windows button in the bottom-left corner and open Control Panel.
  2. Pick Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+I and select Control Panel.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and click Uninstall.
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