Microsoft has officially released Windows Live Toolbar for Internet Explorer as a final product, ending its beta phase. Windows Live Toolbar will compete with Google Toolbar and Yahoo! Toolbar, which combined have almost 96% of the toolbar initiated searches or internet searches originated from toolbar, according to ComScore Networks.

Windows Live Toolbar

According to Windows Live Toolbar page, Windows Live Toolbar features:

  • Search from any Web page
  • Phishing Filter will display a warning when a site may be trying to scam your personal info
  • Cut down on unwanted pop-ups
  • Collect, organize and share the info you find online
  • Auto-detect a site’s RSS feeds, and have them automatically sent to your personalized home page
  • Effortlessly customize your toolbar with only the buttons you want
  • Access your favorites from any PC
  • Quickly switch between Web pages in the same window (Tabbed Browsing)
  • Fill in Web forms instantly

Download Windows Live Toolbar: WLToolbarSetup_en.exe

Note: Windows Live Toolbar is discontinued since 2010 31 March 2011 in favor of Bing Bar.