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Should I remove BigMAQ Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach <0.001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.1.0.7 100.00%

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BigMAQ Toolbar

What is BigMAQ Toolbar?

From the Privacy Policy: "We may share your information with certain third parties (including, without limitation, search engines, content providers, and advertising networks and platforms) that provide various services (such as advertising, marketing, analysis, content, and search) in connection with the Software & Services."

About  (from Conduit)

When you install, use, and interact with the Software & Services, we automatically collect and store certain usage-related information regarding your use and interaction with the Software & Services, such as when and how you install and use the Software & Services, how you use your Internet browser and Internet searc...  Read more

Overview

It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 BigMAQToolbarHelper.exe. 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 3 files and is usually about 3.89 MB (4,081,178 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BigMAQ Toolbar.
BigMAQToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 14.11.25 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.10 PUP/Conduit.A
tbBigM.dll (895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranfom.wico
ESET-NOD32 9311 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25610 Conduit (fs)
BigMAQ Toolbar has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove BigMAQ Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BigMAQ
URL: BigMAQ.OurToolbar.com
Help link: BigMAQ.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BigMAQ
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\BigMAQ\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\BigMAQ\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.89 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 BigMAQ.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 BigMAQ Toolbar

Program executable:BigMAQToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\BigMAQ\BigMAQToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tbBigM.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) BigMAQToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbBigM.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with the class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbBigM.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Your-TV Findbar' with a class of {B48F1A19-92E1-40C3-AE07-DC6D6256B489}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbBigM.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with the class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbBigM.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with a class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbBigM.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with a class of {90B49673-5506-483E-B92B-CA0265BD9CA8}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • BigMAQToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove BigMAQ Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall BigMAQ 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 BigMAQ 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 BigMAQ 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 BigMAQ Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows Vista (SP2)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

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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