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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 #11,523
United States Rank #6,121
Reach 0.0378%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.86 days
84.22 days >
Average installed length: 44.25 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.42.2? 0.76%
6.15.42.2 4.58%
6.15.411.1? 0.76%
6.15.411.1 2.29%
6.15.41.14 1.53%
6.15.0.27? 0.76%
6.15.0.27 65.65%
6.14.0.28 19.08%

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

BrowserPlus2 Toolbar is a program developed by Conduit. 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. 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). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 91% of users of BrowserPlus2 Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.
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)
tbBro2.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)
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)
prxtbBro0.dll (1446b55d51db10b6c69714bba12d573a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.gssm
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25816 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)
prxtbBrow.dll (a795d945351033d699dada999de1bdb1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
tbBro0.dll (7ca420a4688109e2ab5844a2c753c905) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9265 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25226 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25312 Conduit (fs)
       View all 29 all detections
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

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
  • (Malware detected) tbBro0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbBro2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbBrow.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbBrow.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BittorrentBar_RU Toolbar' with the class of {7b6de06c-7013-4a87-957e-d27d7b977d21} (BittorrentBar_RU).
  • prxtbBro2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SweetPacks A2 Toolbar' with the class of {30ee6676-1ba6-455a-a7e8-298fa863a546} (SweetPacks A2).
  • prxtbBro0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SweetPacks A8 Toolbar' with the class of {0b5130a9-cc50-4ced-99d5-cda8cc12ae48} (SweetPacks A8).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbBro0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Radio G Findbar' with a class of {32B973F9-AEC7-440C-AD41-AF47DB5A4441}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbBrow.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_RU Toolbar' with the class of {7b6de06c-7013-4a87-957e-d27d7b977d21}.
  • prxtbBro2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'WhiteSmoke B Toolbar' with the class of {f0e59437-6148-4a98-b0a6-60d557ef57f4}.
  • prxtbBro0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MixiDJ V30 Toolbar' with the class of {1122b43d-30ee-403f-9bfa-3cc99b0caddd}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbBrow.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_RU Toolbar' with a class of {7b6de06c-7013-4a87-957e-d27d7b977d21} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbBro2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'WhiteSmoke B Toolbar' with a class of {f0e59437-6148-4a98-b0a6-60d557ef57f4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbBro0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BrowseToolE0170 Toolbar' with a class of {5e5ab302-7f65-44cd-8211-c1d4caaccea3} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbBrow.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Elf 1.12 Toolbar' with a class of {38542454-DFB6-44F5-B052-D4E071A3D073}.
  • prxtbBro2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'WhiteSmoke B Toolbar' with a class of {F0E59437-6148-4A98-B0A6-60D557EF57F4}.
  • prxtbBro0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BrowseToolE0170 Toolbar' with a class of {5E5AB302-7F65-44CD-8211-C1D4CAACCEA3}.
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) 60%
Win Vista 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 60.31%
Windows 8 20.61%
Windows XP 12.21%
Windows Vista 6.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 8 13.08%
Windows 7 Professional 11.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.67%
  Canada 4.15%
  United Kingdom 3.11%
  Vietnam 0.52%
  France 0.52%
  Pakistan 0.52%
  SY 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.20%
Dell 23.73%
Acer 11.02%
Toshiba 9.32%
Lenovo 5.93%
ASUS 5.08%
GIGABYTE 3.39%
Sony 3.39%
Intel 1.69%
Samsung 1.69%
Compaq 0.85%
Apple 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 1.67%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.67%
Dell Inspiron 620 1.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 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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