The Gadgetbar Toolbar

The Gadgetbar Toolbar


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 189 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.5.128
File Size:
756.52KB
Date Added:
December 01, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
14,726
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari

Editors' review

Arm your browser with yet another free toolbar, but this one is more notable for its added features than its main claims of actual PC protection. The Gadgetbar Toolbar for Internet Explorer lines up buttons to test your firewall and scan and fix your PC of spyware, viruses, and hackers. Now, it doesn't actually do any of this, but it gives a listing of different free sites and software to perform each of these tasks when you click on the respective button. It does, however, perform some tracks cleaning like clearing your IE cache, history, and cookies.

Its feature set is a little more impressive. Its radio station feature lets you select from any of the given stations by music genre and add additional stations. You'll be able to get quick weather forecasts by typing in the city name, after which the current temperature will remain in the pull-down menu on the bar. We can't offer any accolades for Gadgetbar's touted security features, but folks looking for quickie cleanups and some dashboard tunes can put this download to good use.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 189 votes

    • 5 star: 159
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 24
  • Current Version:

    2.3

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 21
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  • 5 stars

    "Better than ANY negative review I ever read FOR CERTAIN"

    November 13, 2011   |   By itsMYreviewNOTYOURS

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    Gadgetbar WORKS! Of course, anyone with true sense & knowledge of software knows that the actual toolbar itself cannot protect your computer alone just by installing it. Like any maintenance software, you have to program it, you have to make use of the menu's in order to fix your PC. But yes, they make it easy enough. click on the menu you want to use: Scan & Fix PC, Scan & Remove Spyware & related bad stuff that can hurt your PC, Scan & Remove Viruses, Scan & reveal if your Firewall is protecting you & fix it, Scan & Detect Hackers on your PC & get rid of them as well as report them to the proper authorities with "click & fill Forms", scan & Detect missing PC drivers or Upgraded Drivers that are necessary to get to keep your PC running well, Mixed Scans - Security Scans with repair results that are automated or give instruction, Popup Scan & fixes to keep your browser clear of junk, Email & weather notification, surf the net at random to find cool sites, watch TV / Movies & much more!

    Cons

    READ MY SUMMARY TOO! IT WILL CLEAR YOUR MIND & SHOW YOU THESE NEGATIVE REVIEWERS ARE NOTHING BUT software COMPETITORS who're upset they didnt create Gadgetbar themselves, or they are POSERS who don't know a thing about creating software! Don't let negative people with no good to say sway you! People spending their time checking into reviewers accounts just to whine & cry that they MIGHT BE spammers cause they reviewed only ONE product have no right to spew others reviews! ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO CREATE A TOOLBAR W/SO MANY DIFFERENT SCANS & SOFTWARE BUILT IN! THERE IS NO SOFTWARE COMPANY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD THAT COULD CREATE ANY KIND OF SOFTWARE THAT CAN LET YOU DO ALL THE THINGS GADGETBAR CAN LET YOU DO! For any software company to actually CREATE A SOFTWARE THAT LETS YOU DO EVERYTHING GADGETBAR LETS YOU DO & GIVES YOU ACCESS TO - it would cost so much, no one could afford it! It would come in a package so BIG with DOZENS of DVDs [NOT CDs] that most people in the world could never afford it.

    Summary

    CNET GIVES YOU ONLY 10 character spaces MINIMUM & A THOUSAND MAXIMUM! You might think a thousand character spaces is enough - but don't forget the spaces BETWEEN YOUR WORDS COUNT AS CHARACTER SPACES TOO! AND SO DOES THE PUNCTUATION! Which makes people's OPTIONAL SUMMARIES VERY IMPORTANT AS YOU ARE GIVEN 15,000 CHARACTER SPACES IN WHICH TO REALLY OPEN THE EYES OF PEOPLE WILLING TO LEARN THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY AS WELL AS THE DETAILED, HONEST TRUTH OF THE PRODUCT IN QUESTION!!! I've download software from 100's & even 1000's of software sites counting all the years Ive had a PC & surfed the net! AND YEAH, This is my ONLY CNET review Ive ever given even though I've downloaded here for more years than most negative reviewers have! So many people with poor attitudes crying about how there might be POSSIBLE "spammer reviews" just cause someone gave ONE [1] review? GIVE IT A REST & GAIN SOME INSIGHT! You know how long it takes to register at every software site you surf & surf & surf at just to download one software that you finally like & then you decide you like it enough to review it, just to get a bunch of unnecessary grief over the fact that you gave only one review to one piece of software???? I've got just 'ONE [1]' "single" review at more solitary software sites than all the reviews you poor souls take all this time to cry about at just this one website multiplied by a thousand! People who have CNET accounts and have dozens of reviews both good & bad for all of you negative people to snoop around and read about as if you're addicted to snooping into other people's business is because THEY HAPPEN TO EITHER "LIKE" THE CNET WEBSITE OR THEY DONT KNOW VERY MANY OTHER PLACES TO GO TO FIND SOFTWARE - or at least - software they like the best. The kinds of people who have extensive accounts at CNET are the kind of people who have just one or maybe just a small handful of websites they either trust or just like to go to or just don't know anywhere else to go. Try this as an example why people may choose to give just one review while others give more than one... When people use a search engine to find something, not very many people go looking farther than just a few pages of results because they think that only the best and most popular are within those first few pages. But then there are people who go anywhere from 10 to 20 pages further to find good sites carrying what they're looking for.... Then you have SO MANY OTHER TYPES OF PEOPLE THAT USE SEARCH ENGINES... There are some who will look at literally 100 pages or more before they stop. Then there are people who try to decide what search engine is giving the best results - so many have their own personal favorite... As for me - I ONLY USE "META-SEARCH ENGINES"! Most people I talk to don't even know what that means..? I learned from Gadgetbar that "META-SEARCH ENGINES" are special search engines that not only give you the results OF THEIR SEARCH ENGINE... They also give you the results of many or most of the BEST SEARCH ENGINES ON THE INTERNET!!! Which means the first few pages of results are going to be far better than any SINGLE, ONE SEARCH ENGINE CAN GIVE YOU [Like only using "Google" or only using "YAHOO", or only using "AOL", etc... As for me - "www.copernic.com" is my FAVORITE META SEARCH ENGINE. I even have the Copernic Search Engine Program - which allows me to receive the best results from the best 5,000 'Meta-Search Engines' as well as 'Regular, SINGLE Search Engines'. It eliminates the reason for having to look at so many search engine page results... Back to GADGETBAR and my review of it as well as the NEGATIVE PEOPLE'S REVIEWS OF IT... The reason I give one [1] review is so that I can say what I want to say about what I think of the favorite software product I HAPPENED TO FIND AND ENDED UP LIKING THE MOST... But another thing that just rubs me the wrong way and gets me to register myself to create my review is to set all the whining crybabies straight in hopes they learn to grow up and that they just MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT MANKIND OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE REPULSIVE AND NEGATIVE AND PARANOID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THAT SOME OR EVEN ALL SINGLE REVIEWERS WITH NOTHING MORE TO THEIR ACCOUNT EXCEPT THE ONE REVIEW THEY GAVE ARE SPAMMERS! People who cant believe that life on the internet at respectable websites couldn't have SINGLE REVIEWERS that are kind, honest, productive, helpful, etc.... But most of all, NOT WILLING TO WRITE REVIEWS ON EVERY SINGLE THING THEY DOWNLOAD AT EVERY SINGLE RESPECTABLE SOFTWARE WEBSITE THEY GO TO... We are not all CNET GROUPIES... We are not all addicted fans to software websites across the internet and we don't all have the time to spend telling every detail of everything we download!!! As for me - I am only interested in giving reviews for software products that impress me enough to keep - and sometimes, NOT EVEN THEN - because some websites have sign up processes that are just too long and ask for personal information Im not willing to give out!!!! And we all know by now - that I also give reviews when I see people abusing the system through their non-belief that not everyone in the world is a "SOFTWARE WEBSITE GROUPIE"!!! Give it up punks... Which by the way, I'll say again - GADGETBAR WORKS just like it says! TO ALL YOU NEGATIVE REVIEWERS: Don't be dumb that any company can fit all that kind or even type of multiple software's in a toolbar that IS LESS THAN 1 megabyte! GADGETBAR is a GREAT IDEA! EVEN the creators of GADGETBAR KNOW THAT YOU CANT TRULY CREATE A SINGLE SOFTWARE THAT DOES AS MUCH AS GADGETBAR ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS! The Creators of GADGETBAR are giving you all THEIR HARD WORK & all of their long time spent finding all the sites w/free scans & FREE softwares so that YOU DONT HAVE TO! Do you even realize or know how long it takes for any "one" 1 person to surf the net for the GOLD that the CREATORS OF GADGETBAR stuffed into their toolbar? LOOK! I DARE ANY OF YOU NEGATIVE REVIEW POSERS to show me JUST "ONE" [1] SOFTWARE [No matter how many megabytes/gigabytes it is] that gives all the FREE SCANS FIXING PC's, SCANNING/EXPELLING viruses, malware, spyware, trojans & TONS MORE AT NO COST! How the company that created Gadgetbar repairs/builds PC's & PC PRODUCTS FREE! THEY PAY for the call to HELP YOU! THEY PAY for the POSTAGE to send your repaired PC back to you! THEY PAY to BUILD you a PC FREE!

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  • 1 stars

    "Please, never again."

    February 11, 2011   |   By susanai

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    None. Zilch.

    Cons

    Everything was a con.

    Summary

    I was quite surprised that CNET would let such a glitchy, spammy, useless thing through.

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  • 1 stars

    "Review Spam"

    January 08, 2011   |   By acr1965

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    none at all

    Cons

    review spammers

    Summary

    Many of the positive reviews are done by posters who have no history or a history of only making positive reviews of this single product. This issue also is present on other download sites as well, such as softpedia. I hope when readers consider a positive review of this product they check out the reviewer's history. This review spam has been a problem with this particular product for several years now.

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  • 2 stars

    "No way !.. it is a bloody ad house"

    March 14, 2009   |   By atulshetty

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    The Gadgetbar Toolbar protects your computer with very powerful and popular brand name anti-virus scans, spyware scans, Internet security scans, tune ups, and PC fixes ?????????

    Cons

    doesnt do anything it claims

    Summary

    nothing but BULL.....Ugly software... yukkk !!!

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  • 5 stars

    "im a multipull browseruser, so i use both vershions"

    October 24, 2007   |   By twilightbonz

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    i like that the company stays in touch with there users. everithing we ask for, the gagetbar company trys hard to accomplish it for you free. i like that they are chairity group, helping people fix there computers. i like the way they changed gagetbar to make it easyer to use all the scans, tests & fixes. gagetbar people were nice to me and help mr fix my pc.

    they showed me ways to use gagetbar so that i can fix my pc anytime free and not have to buy programs. some programs let you scan but want money to fix. gagetbar people teached me to use gagetbar so that anyone can scan and fix free - and never have to buy any programs. i like that about gagetbar because not many people usually help me....

    i like gagetbars way they got so you can switch back and forth between gagetbar and there other toolbars. you never have to put 2 toolbars on screen cause that takes lots of screen space. they make it so you see 1 toolbar at a time to save space. i like there free tv and movies to. they got so many that i have not wached them all yet.

    i recommend gagetbar to everyone to cause you never know you like something unless you try. they have infiniy button that lets you use the internet to see websites and places you never seen and a chat room too. but i dont tipe fast so i dont use chat room. i hope i described gagetbar good for you to see it is a goodlbar and that they are frendly people.

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  • 5 stars

    "Lot of users seem to write reasonably descriptive reviews"

    August 23, 2007   |   By mcg_322_ad

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    Makes it easy to picture gadget bar and the way it works. I been a user for long time now. my idea is I like how much better it got over the years... Menus are better organized, better scans, better fixes, better drivers, better software, tons more free tv & movies... I like seeing a movie that just came out in theaters - watching it at home for free the same day it came out in theaters... that is a good kind of cool.

    Anybody ever messes with my PC online and I use the online forms in the INFO/FAQ's menu to report them. It works too. I got a guy in trouble who was snooping thru my home network. Reported it with one of the links from INFO FAQs menu and he lost his internet service provider. I got 6 months free service from his ISP for that. I learned lots from using Gadget bar.

    Cons

    So funny sometimes the weird negative reviews some people do. you can tell they never tried it. the info they give is so basic that you can tell they are competition or something. sometimes they make weird excuses. was very funny some of the excuses for not keeping toolbar. not good reasons. lol

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  • 5 stars

    "A KEEPER PIECE OF SOFTWARE"

    July 26, 2007   |   By chnce3chnce

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    best of the toolbars you made yet!

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  • 5 stars

    "love it!"

    July 10, 2007   |   By dafney235

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    very helpful! Wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed the gadgetbar toolbar! I was able to repair and remove a great many issues with my PC and even was able to use the gadgetbar to learn how to do maintenance with my pc so that I could avoid the repair shop!

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  • 5 stars

    "What the deal with the dissappearing reviews?"

    June 12, 2007   |   By dakotatoyota

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    Drives me nuts when I try a software and whether I like it or not - the review dissappears after a while... whats up with that? I still got gadgetbar and still use it. I finally managed to get all the recommended maintenance programs for my pc that gadgetbar recommended and my pc has not gone on the fritz nor has it ever been in for repairs for over a year now! Hey - gadgetbar may not actually "do" the things that scan - but it leads you to where you can get them for free. naturally, there are a few site that ask you to go "pro" for a few bucks, but just stick with the free scans and you'll do fine. I joined IG Headquarters Information Station and man is that a riot! My knowledge of pcs has skyrocketed to a point wwhere I took a college course in pc repair and practically blazed through it with high scores from what I learned at the info station.. I graduate in next year and already got my family popped up about the whole thing and as a graduation present their helping me open my own repair shop! taking after ig's shoes there!

    Cons

    nothing negative my friend.... just sayin thanx!

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  • 5 stars

    "Long time user and still loving it"

    May 30, 2007   |   By brianbarret50

    Version: The Gadgetbar Toolbar 4.5.128

    Pros

    Been using gadget bar before playing multiplayer games for quite some time now. I dont gotta buy any dumb programs to clean my PC or get rid of viruses or spywares and stuff cause gadget bar does it all for me free.

    Got 8 other homies who use it too. All of us long time users. Gadget Bar rocks man. So far, aint nothin that IG HEADQUARTERS turns out that we dont like.. Been liking everything they thrown out so far. The newest (Net Detective Toolbar) jams as good as gadget bar - maybe more! Does diff. stuff, but gets me what I want when I want it. Love to see it available here at download - but thats up to IG.

    If I aint plain games online - I'm watchin movies. Gadget Bar is the ticket to free shows. Spiderman 3 came out and on that day I never even had to go to the theater cause Gadgetbar had it right here.

    Forget paying 10 bucks or more downtown when you can get the movie you want when you want it. Old shows too. My kind of toolbar.......................

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