TOPicks.B is an Internet Explorer toolbar that shows sponsored links to other sites. When downloading and installing TOPicks.B from the vendor's site it does not show an end user license agreement. reports that TOPicks.B can silently download and execute unsigned code from its controlling server

From the vendor: "You acknowledge and agree that Idium may process information gathered from different Users visiting the Website or using or downloading material from the Service for the purpose of building a profile of User interests and activities. Based on this profile, Idium may send you advertisements, offers and content, and provide you with the full benefits of the Service. As we aggregate this type of information about all of our members, we offer aggregated summaries to our advertisers and other interested parties so that they can learn what products and services are most popular to consumers." Source

From the vendor: "TOPicks also has distribution agreements with other popular Internet software, that provide TOPicks as a bundled bonus to their users. If you have TOPicks on your computer, and you have not installed it yourself, this is probably how it was installed. These types of distribution agreements enable software companies to keep great Internet software free." Source


Bundled software
Silent updates


Datamgr.dll, HtCheck2.dll, Idhost.exe, IdmUn.exe, IdmUp.dll, TPReg.dll, Topicks.reg, TpBar.dll, hthost.exe, htps.dll, idmcom.dll

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove TOPicks.B manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If TOPicks.B remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  3. In the right pane, delete the values called 'ToPicks Starter', if it exists.
  4. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}', if it exists.
  5. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {80E81A0E-9741-4FBC-8EE3-3B78C04ADA1D}', if it exists.
  6. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}', if it exists.
  7. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Toolbar \ {80E81A0E-9741-4FBC-8EE3-3B78C04ADA1D}', if it exists.
  8. Exit the registry editor.
  9. Restart your computer.
  10. Delete the following directory and its content:
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.

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