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Should I remove Ashampoo NL Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,819
Reach 0.0029%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.81 days
820.43 days >
Average installed length: 431.07 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.0.16 42.50%
6.8.9.0 22.50%
6.8.5.1 25.00%
6.8.2.0 2.50%
6.7.0.6 2.50%
6.3.3.3 5.00%

Other programs by Ashampoo

Ashampoo NL Toolbar

What is Ashampoo NL Toolbar?

Ashampoo NL 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 Ashampoo)

We may combine the web search information with other non-personally identifiable Application information and if we do, some of the otherwise non-personally identifiable Application information may become personally identifiable information.

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. ...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 Ashampoo NL Toolbar.
tbAsha.dll (73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
prxtbAsha.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
Ashampoo_NLToolbarHelper.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
ldrtbAsha.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)
       View all 16 all detections
Ashampoo NL 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 Ashampoo NL Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Ashampoo NL
URL: AshampooNL.OurToolbar.com
Help link: AshampooNL.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ashampoo_nl
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Ashampoo_NL\uninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 9.36 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 AshampooNL.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 Ashampoo NL Toolbar

Program module:tbAsha.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo_nl\tbAsha.dll
MD5:73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04
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:
  • (Malware detected) Ashampoo_NLToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbAsha.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAsha.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbAsha.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbAsha.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • tbAsha.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbAsha.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbAsha.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest App'-Anwendungsleiste Findbar' with a class of {C97793F6-325D-4A26-ACAB-D551FCBF6DE9}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbAsha.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbAsha.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbAsha.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbAsha.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with a class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbAsha.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • tbAsha.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Ashampoo_NLToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Ashampoo_NLToolbarHelper.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 Ashampoo NL Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Ashampoo NL 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 Ashampoo NL 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 Ashampoo NL 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 Ashampoo NL Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 8 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows XP 5.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.13%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.56%
Windows 8 Pro 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.09% of installs come from Belgium
Which countries install it?
  Belgium 59.09%
  Netherlands 27.27%
  United States 11.36%
  South Africa 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 36.84%
Acer 21.05%
Hewlett-Packard 10.53%
Dell 7.89%
Toshiba 7.89%
Samsung 2.63%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Packard Bell 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
GIGABYTE 2.63%
Intel 2.63%
Common models
MEDION P6624 6.06%
ACER Aspire M1641 6.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 6.06%
Acer Aspire M7720 3.03%
Packard Bell BV IXTREME M... 3.03%
MEDION H77H2-EM 3.03%

About Ashampoo

Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG is a computer software company based in Oldenburg, Germany. They are best known for Ashampoo Burning Studio and Ashampoo WinOptimizer.
Publisher URL: www.ashampoo.com

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