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Dogpile Toolbar Spyware Removal Guide

written by: PreciousJohnDoe•edited by: Aaron R.•updated: 7/29/2010

Dogpile toolbar is a search toolbar for internet explorer that comes in as a plug-in. Dogpile is an adware toolbar that is meant to replace the internet explorer search functionality with its own. Read more to find out how you can remove dogpile toolbar from your computer system.

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    What is Dogpile Toolbar?

    dogpile toolbar According to dogpile developer, Dogpile toolbar doesn’t install any spyware or other adware, doesn’t record your browsing activity and doesn’t display any sort of advertisements. The toolbar only changes your browser’s home page and search functionality and replaces the auto search functionality with its own. However, these settings can be reverted back by the user either by changing the options or by uninstalling dogpile.

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    How to Remove Dogpile Toolbar? - Uninstall Dogpile Toolbar

    dogpile toolbar 

    The first and the easy way to get rid of the dogpile toolbar is to uninstall it.

    Step 1: Open internet explorer and click the dogpile logo on the toolbar. This will open up a toolbar menu.

    dogpile uninstall option 

    Step 2: Select uninstall and the dogpile toolbar will be removed from your system. Once finished, restart your computer in order to complete the dogpile uninstallation process.

    You can also remove the dogpile toolbar from the Add/Remove programs menu.

    Step 1: Click the Start Menu and move to Settings, then select Control Panel.

    Step 2: In the Control Panel, find the Add/Remove Programs icon. Double click it to open up the Add/Remove Programs window.

    Step 3: In the Add/Remove Programs window, find and select Dogpile and click uninstall to remove it from your system.

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    Dogpile Removal Instructions - Manual Spyware Removal

    After restarting the computer, if you find that the dogpile toolbar is still installed, then you may follow the manual dogpile spyware removal process below.

    Step 1: In order to remove dogpile from your computer system, reboot your system in safe mode.

    Step 2: Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in order to open up Task Manager. In the Task Manager window, search for the Toolbar_cobrand.EXE process and kill this process, if running.

    task manager 

    Step 3: Click Start Menu and select Run. Alternatively, you can press Windows Key + R to open the Run window. In the run window, type cmd and press Enter key to open up the command prompt window. In the command prompt window, type the path where the following dlls are located.

    run-cmd 

    insptbar.dll

    cursorsearchword.dll

    Step 4: Once you have located and entered the path in the command prompt window, type the following for each of the dll file names. This will uninstall the dll files.

    regsvr32 /u [DLL_NAME]

    unregister-dll 

    Step 5: Once you have uninstalled the dll files, you also need to delete these files.

    Step 6: As a last step, you also need to remove the dogpile registry entries from the windows registry. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run window. Type regedit and press Enter key. Look for the registry keys mentioned in the image and remove their entries from the registry. In order to remove a registry entry, find the entry and right click to remove it. You can also press the Del key to delete a registry entry.

    run window registry editor 

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    Images Credit

    Dogpile toolbar screenshots by Dogpile

    Microsoft Windows Application screenshots by Microsoft