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What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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Global Rank #43,163
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.93 days
263.58 days >
Average installed length: 138.49 days


VersionDistribution 11.54% 38.46% 7.69% 34.62% 3.85% 3.85%

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AF-HSS Toolbar for IE

What is AF-HSS Toolbar for IE?

AF-HSS Toolbar is a Conduit toolbar (Community OurToolbar) for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. It will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. From the EULA: The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."

About  (from Conduit)

By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AF-HSS Toolbar for IE.
AF-HSSToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbAF-H.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbAF-H.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
       View all 15 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AF-HSS
URL: AFHSS.OurToolbar.com
Help link: AFHSS.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct2765711
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT2765711\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT2765711 -toolbarName=AF-HSS -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE -origin=AddRemove -userMode=1
Estimated size: 1.64 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 AFHSS.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 AF-HSS Toolbar for IE

Program executable:AF-HSSToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\AF-HSS\AF-HSSToolbarHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe -
  • (Malware detected) AF-HSSToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • configutaion.json
  • hk64tbAF-H.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbAF-H.dll
  • ldrtbAF-H.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAF-H.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbAF-H.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbAF-H.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} (DVDVideoSoftTB DE).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbAF-H.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbAF-H.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbAF-H.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbAF-H.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027DA2D-C9F2-4B0B-AE05-E2CD1BDB6CFF}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AF-HSSToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove AF-HSS Toolbar for IE?

Quickly and completely remove AF-HSS Toolbar for IE 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 AF-HSS Toolbar for IE 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 AF-HSS Toolbar for IE, 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 AF-HSS Toolbar for IE.
  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 AF-HSS Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 8 4%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.46%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows XP 3.85%
Windows 8 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 46.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Professional 11.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.85%
Windows 8 Pro 3.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.58%
  Saudi Arabia 22.58%
  YE 12.90%
  Iran 9.68%
  IQ 6.45%
  PS 3.23%
  France 3.23%
  DZ 3.23%
  Pakistan 3.23%
  Indonesia 3.23%
  United Arab Emirates 3.23%
  Malaysia 3.23%
  United Kingdom 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Dell 19.23%
Acer 19.23%
Toshiba 15.38%
Lenovo 11.54%
Sony 3.85%
ASUS 3.85%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 4.55%
HP Pavilion 061 RF763AA-A... 4.55%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.55%
HP Compaq dc7700 Converti... 4.55%

About Conduit

Conduit is an online platform that allows web publishers to create custom toolbars, web apps, and mobile apps at no cost.
Publisher URL: www.conduit.com


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