Advanced Searchbar

Advanced Searchbar

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 74 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.36
File Size:
2.23MB
Date Added:
December 01, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
153,391
Downloads Last Week:
22
Additional Requirements:
Windows (all), Internet Explorer 6

Editors' review

Due to its large and versatile feature set, Advanced Searchbar for Windows makes a fine surfing companion to just about all regular Internet users. The program takes a bit longer to install than most toolbars, but once you see how much easier it can make your life, you'll probably forgive this. Similar to other applications of this type, Advanced Searchbar for Windows provides a tool for quickly searching the Web, but its list of supported sites is enormous, ranging from stalwarts such as Yahoo and Google to specialty locations such as FindLaw. This toolbar also features icons for accessing many other sites and applications, including popular media players, IM clients, e-mail programs, Web-based video games, news sites, and antispyware utilities. The ability to add and remove any shortcut you don't regularly use is an excellent touch, as are the built-in file shredder, calculator, and calendar. As you might expect, this toolbar includes a pop-up blocker, which demonstrated decent but not immaculate performance during our tests. We also liked the user-customizable RSS reader and the assorted tools for tidying up your computer. Even though Advanced Searchbar for Windows' utilitarian name might not make you sit up and take notice, its extensive functionality surely will.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 74 votes

    • 5 star: 44
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    3.7

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 3 stars

    "It no longer works on many sites."

    January 04, 2012   |   By bigbear639

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    When it does work it is excellent.

    Cons

    For instance the Sports, TV ans some other links give you a blank page. The zipcode home section also fails to work in many parts of the search.

    Summary

    Problem is in all versions of XP, W7,IE8 and IE9. Emails to Advance searchbar team are not replied to. also the send via email icon on on some toolbars is infinitely reapeated and can not be removed

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  • 3 stars

    "My Administrator settings in regards to "Searchbar"just"

    April 11, 2011   |   By budbrad3

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    Once I got the administrator to stay away,I thought what now?Things on the Toolbar,Buttons,Search,setup,etc.at one point just disapeared,all through this disaster none of My security system said a thing., I removed "Searchbar"with"Revo Uninstaller".

    Cons

    I'm going to have a freind watch Me put it in etc.He thinks it's a totaly unnessary search utilty.

    Summary

    I going to download and try it again,as it seems no matter what,that it doesn't damage or leave any damage.

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  • 3 stars

    "IT SEARCHES"

    October 20, 2010   |   By bigbiggerben

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    ...well and gets to the site you want very quickly

    Cons

    there are so many sits doing the same thing

    Summary

    Well worth giving this a try

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  • 3 stars

    "I really can't give it a review"

    January 12, 2010   |   By marathong

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    Add ons are not my bag

    Cons

    Way to cumbersome

    Summary

    I'm sure it is good if you like a lot of gadgets

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  • 5 stars

    "The ABSOLUTE Greatest Tool On Your Browser!"

    March 30, 2009   |   By PacificBlu2

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    Its everything good. Its got everything you need, you could never run out of stuff to help you find what you need. So many sites to surf, so many other tools, it's just insanely wonderful. I love it more than anything else!

    Cons

    The ONLY thing I don't like is this: I can only use it with Internet Explorer! I wish it would also be downloaded on my Firefox & Maxthon. that would be just soooo wonderful. Then nothing at all would be amiss!!

    Summary

    This is just the boss of all toolbars. With this one, you really need NO OTHER. Why would you? When this one has it all?? I mean there's just nothing this toolbar doesn't have. I love it so much. Don't know how I lived without it before. It saves you Time, Effort, Keystrokes, Headaches, and everything else. In a word, it makes your surfing world BETTER (no, BEST)....That's all. It's the BEST!

    Updated on Mar 30, 2009

    OMG, it lets you create your own buttons and add as many Titles as you wish on each one; it has a button for E-V-E-R-Y-THING.... Emails, Browsers, Classifieds, Health, Books, Newspapers, Form Fillers, Security Handling, Weather, TV, etc. etc., it even has a button to 'TEST the SPEED of your INTERNET! I'm tellin ya it's got it ALL. Just a note to anyone out there, I read the review about some guy having a serious issue after installing his......well, I'm not sure his issue pertained to this toolbar! Seriously, there is nothing deceptive or spy-like, or misleading, or un-cool about this toolbar & it's NEVER caused me one single problem of any kind. I don't see how it could. This is not like those "Smiley" toolbars, NO. It is not in that caliber of downloads. This is all LEGIT and on the up & up, and causes no negative issues for your PC. That's just the bottom line folks. It's a real WINNER!

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent searchbar"

    December 10, 2008   |   By blackwidow

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    has everthing you need right at your fingertips, easy to use, one of the best

    Cons

    Could not find any cons to report.

    Summary

    Everyone should try this searchbar it has got to be one of the best if not the best and you can add whatever you use all the time. Mail,news,homepages,etc, you have to try it at least once. You will never change again!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Works fine with Vista"

    October 01, 2008   |   By klegca

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    Fast, many options for personalization.

    Cons

    none noted.

    Summary

    The "Clear Browser Tracks" feature is one of the best I have used. Probably the best toolbar you will find.

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  • 1 stars

    "Advanced Searchbar"

    August 11, 2008   |   By rick hutchinson

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    Yes,a neat little searchbar but.......

    Cons

    The fist time I downloaded this program I had no problem and it worked fine. Then came an update.It was fine for a while but later it set off a smitfraud program (a very aggressive one at that)that was only related to this toolbar that was almost impossible to get rid of.This smitfraud program said I was infected with a virus and kept taking me to a site that it said I needed to download a security program to resole this issue.McAfee just sat there and detected nothing so I figured there really was no problem. I had to shut down the computer,restart,and manually remove the program piece by piece. This toolbar is no longer allowed on my computer.It should be noted that I did not download this program thru CNET but through the Advanced Searchbar web page.Anyway,it is still not allowed on my computer.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent Toolbar - Very easy to use - Impressive functions and quick navigation and searching capability."

    June 12, 2008   |   By Jimmbow

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    I especially like the way it is layed out and the color scheme of the bar.

    Cons

    I wish there were a "Mini" version you could keep

    on your desktop while you are working on or off line,

    so you could access it more quickly - similar to the mini version of windows media player 11. Just down there waiting for your every need...SPOIL ME ROTTEN DADDY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "The Advanced Tool Bar is undeniably la creme de la creme! "

    April 23, 2008   |   By SoCalGold

    Version: Advanced Searchbar 3.36

    Pros

    YO, PEOPLE! Ya'll have got to download this one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive, TOTALLY AWESOME toolbar! I've been using the Advanced Searchbar for quite some time now and have found that I CAN'T LIVE W/O IT! What's not to luvvvvv about this indispensable tool/application/program! Even bamboo shoots under my fingernails wouldn't get me to part with my beloved Advanced Searchbar! This is one healthy addiction I plan to keep! KUDOS to the masterminds behind this extremely useful toolbar! Anything and everything, and something for every computer user out there! A definite MUST HAVE! There ya have it. SoCalGold has spoken! Peace out!

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