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Should I remove Connect DLC Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,153
United States Rank #18,111
Reach 0.0040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.23 days
301.86 days >
Average installed length: 158.60 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.13.3.1 100.00%

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Connect DLC Toolbar

What is Connect DLC Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit powered OurToolbar in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free a program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when the host program is removed from the user's PC. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Conduit)

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
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Connect DLC Toolbar.
tbConn.dll (5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25628 Conduit (fs)
Connect_DLCToolbarHelper.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)
prxtbConn.dll (d0133250565180c9dc8ee0aecccbfd53) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9874 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29788 Conduit (fs)
prxtbCon0.dll (5c6b58516ebb518e1e91f1fb65eab04b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29878 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)
       View all 15 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Connect DLC
URL: ConnectDLC.OurToolbar.com
Help link: ConnectDLC.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\connect_dlc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Connect_DLC\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 15.51 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 ConnectDLC.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 Connect DLC Toolbar

Program module:tbConn.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\connect_dlc\tbConn.dll
MD5:5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Connect_DLCToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbCon0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbConn.dll
  • hktbCon0.dll
  • hktbConn.dll
  • ldrtbCon0.dll
  • ldrtbConn.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbCon0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbConn.dll
  • tbCon0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbConn.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbCon0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} (Vafmusic7).
  • prxtbConn.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'appbario16 Toolbar' with the class of {5373a31d-9410-45e2-b299-4f61428f0be4} (appbario16).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbCon0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677}.
  • prxtbConn.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'appbario16 Toolbar' with the class of {5373a31d-9410-45e2-b299-4f61428f0be4}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbCon0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbConn.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'appbario16 Toolbar' with a class of {5373a31d-9410-45e2-b299-4f61428f0be4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbConn.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 1.13 Toolbar' with a class of {02EDB56B-9B33-435B-B7DF-B2843273A694}.
  • prxtbCon0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37A7EDB7-AFDA-4373-9865-02BF8160E677}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Connect_DLCToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Connect DLC Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Connect DLC 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 Connect DLC 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 Connect DLC 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 Connect DLC 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 Connect DLC Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 8 4%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.92%
Windows XP 11.54%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows 8 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 3.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.85%

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 29.17%
Dell 20.83%
Toshiba 16.67%
Acer 12.50%
GIGABYTE 4.17%
ASUS 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Intel 4.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 4.35%
Sony VGN-FS920 4.35%
Micro-Star MS-7376 4.35%

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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