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6.3.3.3 100.00%

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Avanquest Mobile French Toolbar

What is Avanquest Mobile French Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit toolbar in your Web browser 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 is typically bundled with the free 4shared program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when the 4shared is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Conduit)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more

Overview

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 main program executable is tbAvan.dll. 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 4 files and is usually about 4.35 MB (4,556,198 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Avanquest Mobile French Toolbar.
tbAvan.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0229 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 7.11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 15.08.17.12 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
Avanquest_Mobile_FrenchToolbarHelper.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
prxtbAvan.dll (b92293778555ce3dabe7f0a7e98b34c0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32010 Conduit (fs)
       View all 16 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Avanquest Mobile French
URL: AvanquestMobileFrench.OurToolbar.com
Help link: AvanquestMobileFrench.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avanquest_Mobile_French
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\AVANQU~2\UNINST~1.EXE
Estimated size: 4.35 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 AvanquestMobileFrench.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 Avanquest Mobile French Toolbar

Program module:tbAvan.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Avanquest_Mobile_French\tbAvan.dll
MD5:1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d
Conduit Toolbar BHO for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content.
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAvan.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbAvan.dll
  • (Malware detected) Avanquest_Mobile_FrenchToolbarHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbAvan.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).
  • tbAvan.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
  • prxtbAvan.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbAvan.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbAvan.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbAvan.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
  • prxtbAvan.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.
  • tbAvan.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
  • prxtbAvan.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV - Radio Online Toolbar' with a class of {BA44516F-6809-4875-AF60-43608689D7D5}.
  • tbAvan.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
Scheduled Task
  • Avanquest_Mobile_FrenchToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Avanquest Mobile French Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Avanquest Mobile French 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 Avanquest Mobile French 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 Avanquest Mobile French 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 Avanquest Mobile French 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 53%
Keep it 47%
 
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%
  Canada 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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