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Should I remove Absolutist Games Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 149.32 days
737.25 days >
Average installed length: 387.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.13.3.1 16.67%
6.12.0.11 16.67%
6.11.2.6 16.67%
6.9.0.16 16.67%
6.8.5.1 16.67%
6.8.2.0 16.67%

Other programs by Conduit

Absolutist Games Toolbar

What is Absolutist Games Toolbar?

Absolutist Games Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin (Community OurToolbar) for Intenet Explorer, Chrome 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. According to the License Agreement, "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."

Overview

The most common release is 6.13.3.1, 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 primary executable is named prxtbAbso.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. 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 setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 9.16 MB (9,604,179 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Absolutist Games Toolbar.
prxtbAbso.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
prxtbAbs0.dll (d0133250565180c9dc8ee0aecccbfd53) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.azm
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.M
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Conduit.TTAU-0102
ESET-NOD32 11248 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N potentially unwanted
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Conduit.A
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
K7 AntiVirus 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
K7GW 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.azm
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 37998 Conduit (fs)
Absolutist_GamesToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
tbAbso.dll (5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25628 Conduit (fs)
tbAbs0.dll (2d2894581d355d5f44eae38898a66846) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbAbs0.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 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)
ldrtbAbso.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 Conduit (fs)
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Absolutist Games Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Absolutist Games Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Absolutist Games
URL: AbsolutistGames.OurToolbar.com
Help link: AbsolutistGames.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\absolutist_games
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Absolutist_Games\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 9.16 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 AbsolutistGames.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 Absolutist Games Toolbar

Program module:prxtbAbso.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\absolutist_games\prxtbAbso.dll
MD5:4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54
The Miniclip Gamebar is a free web browser add-on that gives you quick easy access to Miniclip Games. Get exclusive content, and access your Miniclip Players Account at any time.
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Absolutist_GamesToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbAbso.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbAbso.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbAbs0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbAbso.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAbs0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAbso.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbAbs0.dll
  • tbAbso.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbAbs0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} (ytbclick B4).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbAbs0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbAbso.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbAbs0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbAbs0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with a class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbAbs0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with a class of {ED1C45C6-6895-4433-90C4-78935B0A24B8}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Absolutist_GamesToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Absolutist_GamesToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Absolutist_GamesToolbarHelper.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 Absolutist Games Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Absolutist Games 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 Absolutist Games 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 Absolutist Games 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 Absolutist Games Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 33%
Win 8 17%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 10 Home 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Finland 11.11%
  Russia 11.11%
  India 11.11%
  IQ 11.11%
  Czech Republic 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK C90S 16.67%
HP-Pavilion GJ330AA-UUW m... 16.67%
Acer Aspire 5745 16.67%
Compaq-Presario GV344AA-A... 16.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 16.67%
FUJITSU SIEMENS MS-7293 16.67%

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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