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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.12.0.11 50.00%
6.5.0.18 50.00%

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BadgeHelp Toolbar

What is BadgeHelp Toolbar?

BadgeHelp Toolbar is a Conduit powered search toolbar and Browser helper Object (for IE) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search.

About  (from Conduit)

From the EULA: As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, you may be changing your Internet Browser settings and/or have the ability to change of the default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box, if applicable; allow software updates of the Condui...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.12.0.11, 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 primary executable is named tbBadg.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week 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 7 files and is usually about 4.69 MB (4,922,352 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BadgeHelp Toolbar.
prxtbBadg.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 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)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BadgeHelp
URL: BadgeHelp.OurToolbar.com
Help link: BadgeHelp.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\badgehelp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BadgeHelp\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.69 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 BadgeHelp.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 BadgeHelp Toolbar

Program module:tbBadg.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\badgehelp\tbBadg.dll
MD5:6922f206a49584d3fdd15b903933ffeb
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbBadg.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbBadg.dll
  • ldrtbBadg.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBadg.dll
  • tbBadg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbBadg.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} (ytbclick B4).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbBadg.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbBadg.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbBadg.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbBadg.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove BadgeHelp Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove BadgeHelp Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall BadgeHelp 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 BadgeHelp 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 BadgeHelp 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 BadgeHelp Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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