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Should I remove BrowserPlus2 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,330
United States Rank #7,077
Reach 0.0296%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.37 days
217.33 days >
Average installed length: 114.19 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.42.2? 0.52%
6.15.42.2 3.14%
6.15.411.1? 0.52%
6.15.411.1 2.62%
6.15.41.14? 0.52%
6.15.41.14 2.09%
6.15.0.27? 0.52%
6.15.0.27 68.06%
6.14.0.28 15.71%

Other programs by Conduit

BrowserPlus2 Toolbar

What is BrowserPlus2 Toolbar?

This is a Conduit toolbar installed in the user's Web browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox) that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar itself which is typically bundled with free software is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.

"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 EULA.

Overview

The most used version is 6.15.0.27, 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 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 tbBrow.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 18 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,218,067 bytes).
  • 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 BrowserPlus2 Toolbar.
tbBrow.dll (8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17469 Application.Win32.Conduit.ks
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24534 Conduit (fs)
tbBro0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbBrow.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
prxtbBro0.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
prxtbBro2.dll (5b13aa512d57acf528700f1083fc3e4d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.oicu
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0926
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Conduit (fs)
BrowserPlus2ToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbBro2.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28072 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)
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Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BrowserPlus2
URL: BrowserPlus2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: BrowserPlus2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\browserplus2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BrowserPlus2\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 BrowserPlus2.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 BrowserPlus2 Toolbar

Program module:tbBrow.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\browserplus2\tbBrow.dll
MD5:8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowserPlus2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbBro0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbBro2.dll
  • hk64tbBrow.dll
  • hktbBro0.dll
  • hktbBro2.dll
  • hktbBrow.dll
  • ldrtbBro0.dll
  • ldrtbBro2.dll
  • ldrtbBrow.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBro0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBro1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBro2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBrow.dll
  • tbBro0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbBro2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbBrow.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbBro0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic12 Toolbar' with the class of {38e3a123-98e8-46fc-8729-f4b49de90555} (Vafmusic12).
  • prxtbBrow.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity 2 Toolbar' with the class of {795828a9-f271-43a8-8536-4484bb991d3d} (Productivity 2).
  • prxtbBro2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar' with the class of {2421d847-721c-404f-87b4-bbd2b95d1087} (SocialSearchBar_App).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbBro0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbBro0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with the class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b}.
  • prxtbBrow.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Productivity 2 Toolbar' with the class of {795828a9-f271-43a8-8536-4484bb991d3d}.
  • prxtbBro2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar' with the class of {2421d847-721c-404f-87b4-bbd2b95d1087}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbBro0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with a class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbBrow.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PhotoJoy US Toolbar' with a class of {f2c43291-151e-499c-98a7-923c120b88fa} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbBro2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'MyFreeGames- Toolbar' with a class of {7828300a-182d-4ce0-9adf-bd5350e3e89b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbBro2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {BC09C55D-0375-4DCC-836E-0E3C8ADDFBDA}.
  • prxtbBro0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with a class of {3FCA48AC-B444-4D84-908C-C703B36C829B}.
  • prxtbBrow.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity 2 Toolbar' with a class of {795828A9-F271-43A8-8536-4484BB991D3D}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BrowserPlus2ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove BrowserPlus2 Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove BrowserPlus2 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 BrowserPlus2 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 BrowserPlus2 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 BrowserPlus2 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 BrowserPlus2 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.83%
Windows 8 19.90%
Windows XP 8.90%
Windows Vista 8.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.03%
Windows 8 10.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.90%
Windows 7 Professional 8.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.31%
  Canada 4.15%
  United Kingdom 3.46%
  Vietnam 0.35%
  France 0.35%
  Kuwait 0.35%
  Pakistan 0.35%
  Venezuela 0.35%
  SY 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.04%
Dell 27.66%
Acer 12.06%
Toshiba 9.93%
ASUS 4.96%
GIGABYTE 3.55%
Lenovo 3.55%
Intel 1.42%
Samsung 1.42%
Compaq 0.71%
Apple 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.33%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.50%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.50%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.67%

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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