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Should I remove Conduit Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.36 days
10.54 days >
Average installed length: 5.54 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.23.0.9 37.50%
6.19.0.18 12.50%
6.17.2.8 25.00%
6.17.1.25 12.50%
6.16.2.2 12.50%

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Conduit Toolbar for IE

What is Conduit Toolbar for IE?

This is a Conduit distributed toolbar built on the community toolbar platform which provides web browser integration. This browser extension's primary purpose is to take control of the user's search functionality in order to generate a revenue share for the publisher and Conduit. In addition to search hijacking (although there should be options during bundle installation to prevent this), the toolbar will install itself in Internet Explorer as a toolbar and Browser Helper Object. Also, many installs contain 'Value Apps', which provide additional functionality as well as include various potentially unwanted extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host. The platform in many cases installs a service 'engine' that is designed to protect the toolbar as well as the modified search and home pages to Conduit's affiliate search partner.

The program runs a program (under rundll) named BackgroundContainer.dll that is designed to generate a unique identifier for the user based on the PC's network card MAC address and will phone home to http://toolbar-ie-updater.qasite-services.com, http://toolbar-ie-updater.conduit-services.com and http://usage.toolbar.conduit-services.com/ToolbarUsage.ashx that reports the user usage data of the toolbar.

From the License Agreement: "As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, we may change your Internet Browser settings and/or provide you with the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social network account settings."

What toolbar EULA says it can do:
- Change of the default search engine, including your Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Allowing Conduit access to location-based information.
- Allowing Conduit access to information contained on your social network account.

Overview

The most common release is 6.23.0.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named BackgroundContainer.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. 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 setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.82 MB (1,908,113 bytes).
Conduit Toolbar for IE has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Conduit Toolbar for IE.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Conduit
URL: Conduit.ourtoolbar.com
Help link: Conduit.ourtoolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct408137
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT408137\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT408137 -toolbarName=Conduit -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 1.82 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 Conduit.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 Conduit Toolbar for IE

Program module:BackgroundContainer.dll
Name:Background Container
Path:BackgroundContainer.dll
MD5:fd42ea980fe1833b3a5eb429273cd1b2
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.4.0.1
  • configutaion.json

How do I remove Conduit Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Conduit Toolbar for IE 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 Conduit Toolbar for IE, 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 Conduit Toolbar for IE.
  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 Conduit Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 25%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%
 
AVERAGE INSTALL LIFESPAN
5.54
Days

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.50%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  Romania 5.88%
  Germany 5.88%
  Canada 5.88%
  NP 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 25.00%
HP G60 Notebook PC 12.50%
Dell Latitude D630 12.50%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 12.50%
MSI MS-7850 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b034 12.50%

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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