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Should I remove Connect DLCS Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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Global Rank #20,797
United States Rank #10,931
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.99 days
29.22 days >
Average installed length: 15.35 days


VersionDistribution 2.44% 2.44% 80.49% 7.32% 7.32%

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Connect DLCS Toolbar for IE

What is Connect DLCS Toolbar for IE?

Connect DLC is a Conduit Connect toolbar for Internet Explorer. This toolbar runs as a web browser extension and Browser Helper Object and is distributed using the Conduit/Perion monetization platform. Although this software is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this IE toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to a Conduit controlled search portal using Bing as the primary search engine. It will also modify the default search provider to uses Bing as well.

From the License: "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. Change of the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including your Browser's built-in search box, if applicable, and address bar; Allowing software updates of the Conduit Software once a new version is released and the ability to send you notifications. Allowing Conduit access to information contained on your social network account and/or site (which you must explicitly and separately opt in to)."

About  (from Conduit)

The Conduit Software further collects anonymous, aggregated information and non-personal data, such as Conduit Software-generated User IDs, User language, Internet Protocol (IP) address, the geographic location of the device from which you access the web, and other Conduit Software Usage Data, all of which do not inclu...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Connect DLCS Toolbar for IE.
tbConn.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 8.9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.01 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
Connect_DLCSToolbarHelper.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 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbConn.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
       View all 14 all detections
Connect DLCS 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ConnectDLCS.OurToolbar.com
Help link: ConnectDLCS.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3153924
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\\Conduit\IE\CT3153924\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3153924 -toolbarName=Connect DLCS -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 ConnectDLCS.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 DLCS Toolbar for IE

  • UninstallerUI.exe -
  • (Malware detected) Connect_DLCSToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbConn.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbConn.dll
  • ldrtbConn.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbConn.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbConn.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbConn.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).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbConn.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'WhiteSmoke B Toolbar' with the class of {f0e59437-6148-4a98-b0a6-60d557ef57f4}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbConn.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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbConn.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'WhiteSmoke B Toolbar' with a class of {F0E59437-6148-4A98-B0A6-60D557EF57F4}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Connect_DLCSToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Connect DLCS Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Connect DLCS 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 Connect DLCS 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 Connect DLCS 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 Connect DLCS Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.10%
Windows 8 26.83%
Windows Vista 9.76%
Windows XP 7.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.46%
Windows 8.1 14.63%
Windows 8 7.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.32%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%

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 29.27%
Dell 19.51%
Acer 17.07%
Toshiba 12.20%
Lenovo 4.88%
ASUS 4.88%
Sony 4.88%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Intel 2.44%
Sahara 2.44%
Common models
Acer Aspire 1830T 2.50%
Acer Aspire 7741 2.50%
Acer Veriton M4618G 2.50%
ASUSTeK CM5675 2.50%
ASUSTeK U56E 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.50%

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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