MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search

MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 80 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.05
  • Total Downloads:
    466,171
  • Date Added:
    August 08, 2005
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 80 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 13
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1 stars

"It is Spam!! dont download it!!"

May 28, 2006  |  By the downloading phenom

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Cons

To start with it is spyware.When you open internet explorer with this the first thing you see is gay pictures.Its desktop search is good but not what i expected.

My advice:

If you are not gay or mad, dont waste your time downloading it

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5 stars

"Toolbars are obsolete with IE7 browser"

May 21, 2006  |  By zim777

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

good toolbar for ie6

Cons

Toolbars are obsolete with IE7 browser Search Box and website like ieproviders.com.

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1 stars

"Not worth the effort!"

May 16, 2006  |  By 19monty64

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

Good if you only use OutdateExpress and InternetExploder...

Cons

Has pop-up blocker/already in IE... Has form-filler/need password to fill in your password... Has plug-in to access free on-line games/after dLo your told they are only trial(thank-you sponsors)... Actually slowed down InternetExploder if you can believe it possible... After you get the wizard to uninstall this never-ending punch-line and re-boot you have to go to get CrapCleaner to actually uninstall everything and fix your directory settings including the McLafee Site-Advisor... O.M.G. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, thanx for the belated April Fools Joke Micrsoft, I guess BillyGoat really does have a sense of humor!!!

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1 stars

"Piece of CRAP! Use Window's "cidaemon""

March 10, 2006  |  By PC_Nerd-Henry_Chan

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

only fast

Cons

eats up your hard disk space, eats up your pagefile, eats up your RAM! Just stick to Windows Search --or-- keep your files organized! Why do you need a searcher when you know where they are? It's crap! It crushes more than 10MBS (including index)!!! It make your hard disk defragmented!!

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3 stars

"Good Toolbar, Improvements should be implemented"

November 21, 2005  |  By ExtremeDownloader

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

Added Tabbed Browsing in Internet Explorer like every other browser that I use. Windows Desktop Search was okay. Good at blocking pop-up advertisements. Also, if phishing/weather add-on is installed, it is quite good and makes Internet Explorer a little bit better.

Overall knowledge needed to use the program without using the help file: 3.7/10

Cons

Windows Desktop Search was kind of bad. Indexing took a long time compared to Yahoo! Desktop Search and Google Desktop Search. A huge file to download. Memory consuming when multiple tabs are opened. Tabs take a long time to switch. Toolbar takes up much space in Internet Explorer.

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3 stars

"Some new neat futures, but it has flaws."

November 12, 2005  |  By oreo

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

Adding tabbed browsing to Internet Explorer is great. I wonder why they didn't come up with his years ago. In addition you get a pop-up blocker.

Cons

The toolbar further bloats Internet Explorer. It uses a lot of memory. This is very evident when you open a new tab. There is other programs that deliver tabbed browsing for Internet Explorer, but they want you to pay for it, and it may not have full features for tabbed style of browsing. Browser front ends still deliver the best tabbed browsing if you want to use IE for browsing the Internet. Either that or don't use IE at all. Most alternative browsers offer tabbed browsing.

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4 stars

"Effective, fast - worth having"

November 03, 2005  |  By Walter Plinge

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

The desktop search feature works fast and interfaces with Outlook nicely - a utility worth having. Reasonably attractive interface. Main advantage over competitors is that it indexes Outlook calender/appointments, a function that I really need. If it wasn't for the calendar indexing I would use Copernic, which doesn't have this important feature. I tried the Search Toolbar and it's tabbing feature but decided it wasn't a patch on Firefox, so I've reverted to FF and just use the desktop search function.

Cons

Seems to hang system rock solid if deleting multiple emails (hold ctrl, select emails) in the search screen. I suspect this corrupted my outlook pst file. There's no problem when deleting emails singly - works fine used that way.

As mentioned above, the Sarech Toolbar and associated features aren't as effective or easy to use as Firefox.

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3 stars

"Better use Blinx-this constantly had the hard disk working & reported crashes"

September 25, 2005  |  By kenny1870

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

If you don't have other software to help you track down files on your machine it is very handy.

Cons

I hate the way it constantly seems to have my hard disk rattling away. It is not too stable at the moment and has crashed on a couple of occasions. I partiularly hate the fact that there appears to be no UNINSTALL facility.

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2 stars

"It isn't worth downloading."

September 21, 2005  |  By Bormann

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

Many good, desirable features, but outweighed by the cons.

Cons

It causes constant hard drive activity, and seriously degrades system performance; some improvement is needed there. I kept it for about three days, and out of frustration, I finally decided to remove

it. So, until they come up with something better, I'll stick to the old MSN Toolbar version 1.2; even though, it lacks the desktop search, as well as other features, and the pop-up blocker is nothing to write home about, this toolbar doesn't adversely affect the computer's efficiency.

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5 stars

"great"

September 18, 2005  |  By ANTHONSEN4

 |  Version: MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search 2.05

Pros

fast and easy

Cons

hard to get started

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General
Publisher MSN
Publisher web site http://toolbar.msn.com
Release Date August 08, 2005
Date Added August 08, 2005
Version 2.05
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Search Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server, Internet Explorer 5.01
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File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
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Total Downloads 466,171
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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