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Should I remove Acer Aspire Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 376.59 days
718.02 days >
Average installed length: 377.26 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Acer Aspire Toolbar

What is Acer Aspire Toolbar?

From the Privacy Policy: "The Software (including the Toolbar, the Search Protect, and the Value Apps software) may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device, like the web pages that you have visited and the content you have accessed. This locally saved information may interact with the Trovi Software and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you with ads that may be more relevant to you, including via our Partners when using the Value Apps software. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Trovi Software to our servers.

Your Browsing Data and Search Data are collected and analyzed by the Value Apps platform in real time to trigger the relevant Apps you enabled, and we share such information with our Partners so our Partners or we, as applicable (depending on the App provider), can suggest services or provide you with offers that may be relevant to you according to the data collected and processed in real time. We do not store your Browsing Data nor your Search Data while you Use Value Apps."


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 primary executable is named Acer_AspireToolbarHelper.exe. 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 5 files and is usually about 4.67 MB (4,898,602 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Acer Aspire Toolbar.
Acer_AspireToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbAcer.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbAcer.dll (f0ac64e1d9a805800578c667283d79a0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9176 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24398 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Acer Aspire
URL: AcerAspire.ourtoolbar.com
Help link: AcerAspire.ourtoolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\acer_aspire
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Acer_Aspire\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.67 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 AcerAspire.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 Acer Aspire Toolbar

Program executable:Acer_AspireToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\acer_aspire\Acer_AspireToolbarHelper.exe
When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing;...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) Acer_AspireToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbAcer.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAcer.dll
  • tbAcer.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbAcer.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Question Party Toolbar' with the class of {448e181c-161a-4021-b8d5-6caf25d83d15} (Question Party).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbAcer.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbAcer.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'OTIB Toolbar' with the class of {ec4df147-b8bd-4b8c-99de-2f618d391d41}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbAcer.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'OTIB Toolbar' with a class of {ec4df147-b8bd-4b8c-99de-2f618d391d41} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbAcer.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'OTIB Toolbar' with a class of {EC4DF147-B8BD-4B8C-99DE-2F618D391D41}.
Scheduled Task
  • Acer_AspireToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 Acer Aspire Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Acer Aspire 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 Acer Aspire 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 Acer Aspire 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 Acer Aspire Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  United Kingdom 28.57%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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