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Should I remove 4shared.com Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,404
United States Rank #23,399
Reach 0.0180%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.89 days
793.27 days >
Average installed length: 416.80 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.0.16? 0.40%
6.9.0.16 34.39%
6.8.9.0 4.74%
6.8.5.1 9.49%
6.8.3.600 0.40%
6.8.2.0 5.53%
6.8.10.403? 0.79%
6.8.10.403 0.79%
6.8.10.401? 0.79%
6.7.0.6 1.19%
6.3.3.3 5.93%
6.3.2.17 7.51%
6.2.7.3 1.19%
6.2.3.0 2.77%
6.2.1.8 1.19%
6.15.0.27 1.98%
6.14.0.28 1.58%
6.13.3.505 1.98%
6.13.3.501? 0.40%
6.13.3.501 0.79%
6.12.0.516? 0.40%
6.12.0.516 0.40%
6.11.2.6 5.14%
6.10.3.28? 0.40%
6.10.3.28 3.56%
6.10.3.27 5.93%
5.7.2.2 0.40%

Other programs by 4shared.com

4shared.com Toolbar

What is 4shared.com Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free 4shared program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when the 4shared is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from 4shared.com)

Access 4shared Desktop and website, and your personal 4shared account using our toolbar. Find free games, watch videos, listen to music online, and browse the web and get the latest 4shared news and announcements with the 4shared Toolbar. As an optional part of the installation you can also get the official DVDVideoSof...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 6.9.0.16, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is tb4sha.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. It also bundles additional software in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a potentially unwanted toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 9.53 MB (9,989,330 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in 4shared.com Toolbar.
tb4sha.dll (1c1d673fb3efc0643271226ea42a25d9) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9643 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.04.23.12 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28102 Conduit (fs)
tb4sh0.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtb4sh0.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
4shared.comToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtb4sha.dll (e73a448c311cbea9951941a9d8bcb413) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.151.60 TR/Trash.Gen
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Damaged.1
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Bloodhound.MalPE
ldrtb4sha.dll (5b9b1f88e9a9dcd1b1699b192aca297e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25216 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
       View all 29 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: 4sharedcom.OurToolbar.com
Help link: 4sharedcom.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\4shared.com
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\4shared.com\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 9.53 MB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through 4sharedcom.OurToolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by 4shared.com Toolbar

Program module:tb4sha.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\4shared.com\tb4sha.dll
MD5:1c1d673fb3efc0643271226ea42a25d9
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • tb4sh0.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) 4shared.comToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtb4sha.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtb4sh0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtb4sha.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtb4sh2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} (TV Bar 2).
  • prxtb4sh0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} (SmileBox FR).
  • prxtb4sha.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BMFTV bar Toolbar' with the class of {53903846-3fb3-467b-a1bb-f3049e1a89a9} (BMFTV bar).
  • tb4sha.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
  • tb4sh0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tb4sh1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a}.
5 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tb4sh1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {8D2C734C-8116-4C36-B1E4-DF02C9FFBCCE}.
  • tb4sha.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
  • prxtb4sh2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtb4sh0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
  • tb4sh0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
6 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtb4sh2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtb4sh0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
  • tb4sh0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tb4sha.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tb4sh1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with the class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f}.
  • prxtb4sha.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals 2.1 Toolbar' with the class of {b2bf7b3f-bf0b-4c48-aec6-f92c51be63e1}.
6 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtb4sh2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtb4sh0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'midicairus2 Toolbar' with a class of {4f49c0f1-8cac-4b37-a0ca-2c9edaebc1d1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtb4sha.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BMFTV bar Toolbar' with a class of {53903846-3fb3-467b-a1bb-f3049e1a89a9} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tb4sh0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tb4sha.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Oryte Games 1 Toolbar' with a class of {50bcbfa7-2a6a-41ed-9d96-34d2073a8943} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tb4sh1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
6 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtb4sh2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtb4sh0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • tb4sha.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • tb4sh0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {CD90BF73-20F6-44EF-993D-BB920303BD2E}.
  • tb4sh1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1D03A978-AC0C-4004-B9FD-9CF361C7BD3F}.
  • prxtb4sha.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals 2.1 Toolbar' with a class of {B2BF7B3F-BF0B-4C48-AEC6-F92C51BE63E1}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • 4shared.comToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • 4shared.comToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

4shared.comToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove 4shared.com Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove 4shared.com Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall 4shared.com Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 4shared.com Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove 4shared.com Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by 4shared.com Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.59%
Windows XP 17.06%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Windows 8 0.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.73%
Windows 7 Professional 8.76%
Windows 7 Starter 5.98%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.41% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 27.41%
  United States 18.52%
  Brazil 10.37%
  Saudi Arabia 6.30%
  Indonesia 2.59%
  Colombia 1.48%
  Malaysia 1.48%
  South Africa 1.48%
  United Kingdom 1.48%
  Thailand 1.48%
  United Arab Emirates 1.11%
  Taiwan 1.11%
  Israel 1.11%
  Venezuela 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.99%
Dell 22.09%
Acer 15.95%
GIGABYTE 9.82%
Toshiba 6.75%
Samsung 4.29%
Lenovo 3.07%
Intel 3.07%
Sony 2.45%
Sahara 1.84%
American Megatrends 1.84%
ASUS 1.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.13%
Dell Inspiron 1564 2.48%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.48%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.48%

About (from 4shared.com)

4shared provides its users with high-quality free online file hosting and sharing services.
Publisher URL: www.4shared.com

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