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Should I remove Armstrong Toolbar Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.20.0.10 66.67%
6.17.2.8 33.33%

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Armstrong Toolbar Toolbar for IE

What is Armstrong Toolbar Toolbar for IE?

This is a potentially unwanted (PUP) web browser toolbar that bundles and installs additional software such as Search Protect. "Search Protect is a free desktop application designed to help you maintain your selected browser settings, including your home page, default search and new tab, and prevent third parties from changing these settings without your permission."

Overview

The most used version is 6.20.0.10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 Armstrong_ToolbarToolbarHelper.exe. 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 8 files and is usually about 1.66 MB (1,737,485 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Armstrong Toolbar Toolbar for IE.
Armstrong_ToolbarToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0166 Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbArms.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 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbArm0.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Armstrong Toolbar
URL: ArmstrongToolbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: ArmstrongToolbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\tbccint\ie\ct3315351
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Tbccint\IE\CT3315351\UninstallerUI.exe" -ctid=CT3315351 -toolbarName=Armstrong Toolbar -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE -origin=AddRemove
Estimated size: 1.66 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 ArmstrongToolbar.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 Armstrong Toolbar Toolbar for IE

Program executable:Armstrong_ToolbarToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Armstrong_Toolbar\Armstrong_ToolbarToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e
Additional files:
  • configutaion.json
  • UninstallerUI.exe (by ClientConnect) - 1.6.1.11
  • (Malware detected) Armstrong_ToolbarToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbArms.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbArms.dll
  • ldrtbArms.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbArm0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbArms.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbArm0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreemakeVideoConverterTB Toolbar' with the class of {81fae9c9-cfbd-4cb3-8322-412e72f55f65} (FreemakeVideoConverterTB).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbArm0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BravoTV Toolbar' with the class of {345419c1-4f29-49c2-9b3a-fd31b2cef6b4}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbArm0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with a class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbArm0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BravoTV Toolbar' with a class of {345419C1-4F29-49C2-9B3A-FD31B2CEF6B4}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Armstrong_ToolbarToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Armstrong Toolbar Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Armstrong Toolbar 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 Armstrong Toolbar 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 Armstrong Toolbar 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 Armstrong Toolbar Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8.1 33%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8.1 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NY543AA-ABA s... 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b320 33.33%
eMachines EL1850G 33.33%

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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