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76% remove it24% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,046
United States Rank #27,578
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.18 days
182.31 days >
Average installed length: 95.79 days


VersionDistribution 4.55% 4.55% 68.18% 22.73%

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BTControl12DM2 Toolbar

What is BTControl12DM2 Toolbar?

BTControl12DM2 Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, which integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back (see details below). The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. "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 license agreement.

About  (from Conduit)

As part of the functionality available on the Application, we may offer you search features provided by us and/or other third parties. Additionally, we may use Cookies in the web search services we provide to you. These Cookies collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search service...  Read more
  • 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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BTControl12DM2 Toolbar.
tbBTCo.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24664 Conduit (fs)
prxtbBTCo.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9707 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28494 Conduit (fs)
BTControl12DM2ToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 9968 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BTControl12DM2
URL: BTControl12DM2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: BTControl12DM2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\btcontrol12dm2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BTControl12DM2\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.9 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 BTControl12DM2.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 BTControl12DM2 Toolbar

Program module:tbBTCo.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\btcontrol12dm2\tbBTCo.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BTControl12DM2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbBTCo.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbBTCo.dll
  • ldrtbBTCo.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBTCo.dll
  • tbBTCo.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbBTCo.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with the class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} (PrivitizeBar).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbBTCo.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbBTCo.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'shARES Toolbar' with the class of {9c905b42-976e-43c1-bc30-fc5937017909}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbBTCo.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with a class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbBTCo.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'shARES Toolbar' with a class of {9C905B42-976E-43C1-BC30-FC5937017909}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • BTControl12DM2ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 BTControl12DM2 Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall BTControl12DM2 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 BTControl12DM2 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 BTControl12DM2 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 BTControl12DM2 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 8 9%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.82%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 8 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.73%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 8 4.55%
Windows 8.1 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.79%
  Australia 10.53%
  Brazil 10.53%
  France 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Spain 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
ASUS 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 9.52%
Sony 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
Dell 4.76%
American Megatrends 4.76%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C640 5.56%
Sony VPCEG16FM 5.56%
Samsung 355V4C/355V4X/355... 5.56%

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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