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Should I remove Avanquest UK Games Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.49 days
722.46 days >
Average installed length: 379.60 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 8.33%
6.14.0.28 16.67%
6.11.2.6 8.33%
6.10.3.27 8.33%
6.10.2.5 33.33%
6.9.0.16 8.33%
6.8.9.0 16.67%

Other programs by Avanquest Software

Avanquest UK Games Toolbar

What is Avanquest UK Games Toolbar?

Avanquest UK Games Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin (Community OurToolbar) for Intenet Explorer, Chrome 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. According to the License Agreement, "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."

Overview

The most used version is 6.10.2.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 9 files and is usually about 5.07 MB (5,316,897 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
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Avanquest UK Games Toolbar.
tbAvan.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)
prxtbAvan.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 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)
ldrtbAvan.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 Conduit (fs)
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Avanquest UK Games
URL: AvanquestUKGames.OurToolbar.com
Help link: AvanquestUKGames.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avanquest_uk_games
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Avanquest_UK_Games\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 5.07 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 AvanquestUKGames.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 UK Games Toolbar

Program module:tbAvan.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\avanquest_uk_games\tbAvan.dll
MD5:cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbAvan.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAvan.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbAvan.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbAvan.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} (TV Bar 2).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbAvan.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest App'-Anwendungsleiste Findbar' with a class of {C97793F6-325D-4A26-ACAB-D551FCBF6DE9}.
  • prxtbAvan.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbAvan.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbAvan.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbAvan.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Avanquest UK Games Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Avanquest UK Games 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 UK Games 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 UK Games 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 UK Games Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 8 17%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 83.33%
Windows 8 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.29% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 35.29%
  Australia 35.29%
  United States 29.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
GIGABYTE 10.00%
Dell 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5742 18.18%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 9.09%
Advent Monza T100 9.09%
Acer Aspire X3300 9.09%
LENOVO 8922A26 9.09%
Acer Aspire 5738 9.09%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com

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