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Should I remove Begin-download FLV Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,251
United States Rank #26,927
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.49 days
398.01 days >
Average installed length: 209.12 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.11.2.6 100.00%

Begin-download FLV Toolbar

What is Begin-download FLV Toolbar?

Begin-download FLV Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that ta plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally 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 computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. 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. From the license agreement - "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".

About  (from Begin-download FLV)

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
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Begin-download FLV Toolbar.
prxtbBegi.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 8.10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Application.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.02 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
Begin-download_FLVToolbarHelper.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 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

URL: BegindownloadFLV.OurToolbar.com
Help link: BegindownloadFLV.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\begin-download_flv
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Begin-download_FLV\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.84 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 BegindownloadFLV.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 Begin-download FLV Toolbar

Program module:tbBegi.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\begin-download_flv\tbBegi.dll
MD5:cbe1be97fdc777d510da7f704e366b94
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Begin-download_FLVToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbBegi.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbBegi.dll
  • ldrtbBegi.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBegi.dll
  • tbBegi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbBegi.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with the class of {76a747b4-edc6-46ff-8a5d-9ae61a889d5b} (Produtools Forms).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbBegi.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbBegi.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with the class of {76a747b4-edc6-46ff-8a5d-9ae61a889d5b}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbBegi.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'midicairus2 Toolbar' with a class of {4f49c0f1-8cac-4b37-a0ca-2c9edaebc1d1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbBegi.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with a class of {76A747B4-EDC6-46FF-8A5D-9AE61A889D5B}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Begin-download FLV Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Begin-download FLV 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 Begin-download FLV 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 Begin-download FLV 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 Begin-download FLV Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.71%
Windows Vista 14.71%
Windows XP 11.76%
Windows 8 8.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.82%
Windows 8 5.88%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.47%
  Canada 14.29%
  Iran 12.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.13%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 15.63%
GIGABYTE 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Sony 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
Lenovo 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
American Megatrends 3.13%
ASUS 3.13%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite P505D 3.03%
Sony VGN-N250E 3.03%
Samsung R530/R730/R540 ... 3.03%
LENOVO 2222222 3.03%
Intel DQ45CB__ 3.03%

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