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Should I remove Auction Raptor Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
6.2.1.8 100.00%

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Auction Raptor Toolbar

What is Auction Raptor Toolbar?

This is a Conduit toolbar installed in the user's Web browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox) that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar itself which is typically bundled with free software is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.

"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." - from the EULA.

Overview

Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 tbAuc2.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month 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 15.04 MB (15,772,241 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 Auction Raptor Toolbar.
tbAuc2.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 8.9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
prxtbAuc0.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)
Auction_RaptorToolbarHelper.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
tbAuc0.dll (ac4c5cab0028cf445961f628c19a8477) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9376 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 26102 Conduit (fs)
tbAuct.dll (c50133123d591703a35c7949c699f510) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9277 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25312 Conduit (fs)
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Auction Raptor
URL: auctionraptor.ourtoolbar.com
Help link: auctionraptor.ourtoolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\auction_raptor
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Auction_Raptor\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 15.04 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 auctionraptor.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 Auction Raptor Toolbar

Program module:tbAuc2.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\auction_raptor\tbAuc2.dll
MD5:cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb
Additional files:
  • tbAuc1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • ldrtbAuc0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • ldrtbAuc2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAuc0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbAuc0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbAuc2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbAuct.dll
  • (Malware detected) Auction_RaptorToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbAuc0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} (SmileBox FR).
  • tbAuct.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TranslatorBar 3.2 Toolbar' with the class of {c55f5517-246e-4426-b745-ee25b08eb8b4}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbAuc0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbAuc0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
  • tbAuct.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '4shared.com Toolbar' with the class of {09ec805c-cb2e-4d53-b0d3-a75a428b81c7}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbAuc0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbAuct.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TranslatorBar 3.2 Toolbar' with a class of {c55f5517-246e-4426-b745-ee25b08eb8b4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbAuc0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • tbAuct.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TranslatorBar 3.2 Toolbar' with a class of {C55F5517-246E-4426-B745-EE25B08EB8B4}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Auction_RaptorToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Auction_RaptorToolbarHelper.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 Auction Raptor Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Auction Raptor 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 Auction Raptor 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 Auction Raptor 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 Auction Raptor Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 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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