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Should I remove Avanquest UK Games Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.10 days
917.43 days >
Average installed length: 482.04 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.23.0.9 36.36%
6.20.0.10 36.36%
6.17.2.8 18.18%
6.17.1.25 9.09%

Other programs by Conduit

Avanquest UK Games Toolbar for IE

What is Avanquest UK Games Toolbar for IE?

Avanquest UK Games Toolbar for IE is a Conduit web browser toolbar (powered by Perion ClientConnect) that will modify the user's web browser home page and search provider as well as install additional offers such as Search Protect which is designed to prevent other applications from changing the browser's home and search pages from Conduit. In addition, the toolbar will install ValueApps which includes adware-type programs for generating advertisements and coupons.

Overview

The most used version is 6.23.0.9, 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 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 prxtbAvan.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 10 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,716,526 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Avanquest UK Games Toolbar for IE.
prxtbAvan.dll (2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 8.10274 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 14.08.07.03 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32328 Conduit (fs)
tbAvan.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)
prxtbAva0.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
Avanquest_UK_GamesToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 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 21 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Avanquest UK Games
URL: AvanquestUKGames.OurToolbar.com
Help link: AvanquestUKGames.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct2479818
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT2479818\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT2479818 -toolbarName=Avanquest UK Games -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE -origin=AddRemove -
Estimated size: 1.64 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 for IE

Program module:prxtbAvan.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Avanquest_UK_Games\prxtbAvan.dll
MD5:2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.4.0.1
  • (Malware detected) Avanquest_UK_GamesToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • configutaion.json
  • hk64tbAvan.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbAvan.dll
  • ldrtbAvan.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAva0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbAvan.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbAvan.dll
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbAva0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
  • prxtbAvan.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WinZipBar Toolbar' with the class of {50fafaf0-70a9-419d-a109-fa4b4ffd4e37} (WinZipBar).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbAva0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
  • prxtbAvan.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbAvan.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbAva0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Faceless Toolbar' with a class of {f1f60d48-e7be-4b15-b567-12de9d47b58e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbAva0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
  • prxtbAvan.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {EF468E5B-5B30-4136-A833-7F2E3A31AFDF}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Avanquest_UK_GamesToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Avanquest UK Games Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Avanquest UK Games 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 Avanquest UK Games 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 Avanquest UK Games 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 Avanquest UK Games Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 9%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 8 36.36%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.45%
Windows 8 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.15% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 46.15%
  United States 30.77%
  Australia 15.38%
  Portugal 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Toshiba 40.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Sahara 10.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 9.09%
ASUSTeK X553MA 9.09%
Toshiba LX830 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500D 9.09%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850-1K... 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard SG3-110UK... 9.09%

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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