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Should I remove Boston Red Sox Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 756.48 days
1502.52 days >
Average installed length: 789.46 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.3.2.17 50.00%
6.3.0.26 50.00%

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Boston Red Sox Toolbar

What is Boston Red Sox Toolbar?

Boston Red Sox 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.

Overview

The most used version is 6.3.2.17, 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 main program executable is tbBos2.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 11 files and is usually about 12.78 MB (13,400,029 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Boston Red Sox Toolbar.
tbBos2.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24806 Conduit (fs)
Boston_Red_SoxToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbBos1.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
prxtbBos0.dll (b92293778555ce3dabe7f0a7e98b34c0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32010 Conduit (fs)
tbBost.dll (d6a51f524dc545a55f107b5a5a502cc1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9275 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25290 Conduit (fs)
prxtbBost.dll (3a5627e0ab06f3ca7fb238ce5ee8cdf9) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29484 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbBos0.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 Conduit (fs)
       View all 23 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Boston Red Sox
URL: BostonRedSox.ourtoolbar.com
Help link: BostonRedSox.ourtoolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\boston_red_sox
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Boston_Red_Sox\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 12.78 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 BostonRedSox.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 Boston Red Sox Toolbar

Program module:tbBos2.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\boston_red_sox\tbBos2.dll
MD5:1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d
Conduit Toolbar BHO for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content.
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbBos0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • ldrtbBos2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBos0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBos1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBost.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbBos0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbBos2.dll
  • tbBost.dll
  • (Malware detected) Boston_Red_SoxToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) Boston_Red_SoxToolbarHelper1.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbBos1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Expression Web Toolbar' with the class of {29956a1f-dda2-4319-a8cc-30966adea17a} (Expression Web).
  • prxtbBost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AxaraMedia Toolbar' with the class of {5f5f9a78-33ab-4f11-870b-181a1ba75525} (AxaraMedia).
  • tbBos0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbBos1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbBos0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbBost.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'AxaraMedia Toolbar' with the class of {5f5f9a78-33ab-4f11-870b-181a1ba75525}.
  • prxtbBos1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'appbario Toolbar' with the class of {a8177b71-ee19-4e0f-b2f9-02d533eb946e}.
  • tbBos0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbBost.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'AxaraMedia Toolbar' with a class of {5f5f9a78-33ab-4f11-870b-181a1ba75525} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbBos1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33a329ee-7f7d-471e-ac67-15c54d970678} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbBost.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'AxaraMedia Toolbar' with a class of {5F5F9A78-33AB-4F11-870B-181A1BA75525}.
  • prxtbBos1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33A329EE-7F7D-471E-AC67-15C54D970678}.
  • tbBos0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Boston_Red_SoxToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
  • Boston_Red_SoxToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Boston_Red_SoxToolbarHelper.exe
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 Boston Red Sox Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Boston Red Sox 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 Boston Red Sox 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 Boston Red Sox 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 Boston Red Sox 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 82%
Keep it 18%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

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

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

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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