Are all toolbars bad?

Dell Inspiron 1545
June 26, 2010 at 08:06:34
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional sp3, 1.995 GHz / 3032 MB
My nieces laptop the Inspiron 1525 with Vista Home Premium. It had google toolbar installed from the factory. The other day I ran the recovery from the partition image because of bad viruses. That is when I noticed it originally had Google toolbar. I tried to open IE the page would not load. Yes I know IE is bad. Before you jump on me I was going to download Firefox. Anyway I was concerned about the issue anyway. So I tried over and over with IE. It never would load. So I decide to remove Google toolbar. I got the toolbar out and it loaded. Has anyone seen Google toolbar cause the system to stall? Maybe it was updating the Google toolbar and desktop program? All I know is it was not loading the page. I heard toolbars cause problems and can cause more adware and tracking cookies and can cause viruses. Is this true? If it is why don't AV programs find them as bad?

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June 26, 2010 at 08:16:57
There is nothing inherently bad about these add-on toolbars and I am sure there are many good ones. But unfortunately many do include spyware, etc.

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