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United States Rank #46,104
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Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 20.00%
6.10.3.27 40.00%
6.9.0.16 40.00%

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Desktop Animated Toolbar

What is Desktop Animated Toolbar?

Desktop Animated Toolbar is a Conduit powered OurToolbar for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox Web browsers. The toolbar 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 the browser's home page and search provider settings during installation (sometimes this is an option provided to the user but is checked by default) and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. It also may send event logs and other system-related information to a server, and may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user.

Overview

Desktop Animated Toolbar is a program developed by Conduit. The most used version is 6.10.3.27, 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 tbDesk.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. 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 17 files and is usually about 9.63 MB (10,095,287 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 50% of users of Desktop Animated Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Brazil.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Desktop Animated Toolbar.
tbDesk.dll (73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
Desktop_AnimatedToolbarHelper.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)
tbDes2.dll (90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17602 Application.Win32.Conduit.r
ESET-NOD32 9281 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
tbDes0.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24664 Conduit (fs)
prxtbDesk.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9338 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25802 Conduit (fs)
prxtbDes2.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)
prxtbDes0.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.6.10310 Adware.Conduit.16
VIPRE Antivirus 24382 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbDesk.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 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)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: DesktopAnimatedToolbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: DesktopAnimatedToolbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\desktop_animated
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Desktop_Animated\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.63 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 DesktopAnimatedToolbar.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 Desktop Animated Toolbar

Program module:tbDesk.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\desktop_animated\tbDesk.dll
MD5:73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Desktop_AnimatedToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbDes0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbDes2.dll
  • hk64tbDesk.dll
  • hktbDes0.dll
  • hktbDes2.dll
  • hktbDesk.dll
  • ldrtbDes0.dll
  • ldrtbDes2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbDesk.dll
  • prxtbDes0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbDes2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbDesk.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbDes0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbDes2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbDesk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbDes0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Serif DrawPlus Toolbar' with the class of {b97ed18c-1a8a-4acc-884f-b4fe7415adf2} (Serif DrawPlus).
  • prxtbDesk.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Avanquest IT Toolbar' with the class of {ada76bee-21e7-4883-b942-de2f04a1b95c} (Avanquest IT).
  • prxtbDes2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WhiteSmoke B Toolbar' with the class of {f0e59437-6148-4a98-b0a6-60d557ef57f4} (WhiteSmoke B).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbDesk.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
  • prxtbDesk.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Radio W Findbar' with a class of {B3B04B3A-7193-4C9C-B519-6FC9F4B98C46}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbDesk.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo NL Toolbar' with the class of {0734d757-fea6-4637-a7e4-2bd40a7fd8da}.
  • prxtbDes0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Serif DrawPlus Toolbar' with the class of {b97ed18c-1a8a-4acc-884f-b4fe7415adf2}.
  • prxtbDes2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'WhiteSmoke New V4 Toolbar' with the class of {8d8f84b1-bdce-4c26-9561-2fbff4e13db3}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbDesk.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo NL Toolbar' with a class of {0734d757-fea6-4637-a7e4-2bd40a7fd8da} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbDes0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Serif DrawPlus Toolbar' with a class of {b97ed18c-1a8a-4acc-884f-b4fe7415adf2} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbDes2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'WhiteSmoke New V4 Toolbar' with a class of {8d8f84b1-bdce-4c26-9561-2fbff4e13db3} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbDes0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Serif WebPlus Toolbar' with a class of {07364A98-EB02-4736-BC54-EBE437FCCB87}.
  • prxtbDesk.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Avanquest IT Toolbar' with a class of {ADA76BEE-21E7-4883-B942-DE2F04A1B95C}.
  • prxtbDes2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1C9B96A0-CBA2-482E-9C40-9200B547123A}.
Scheduled Task
  • Desktop_AnimatedToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Desktop_AnimatedToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Desktop_AnimatedToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Desktop Animated Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Desktop Animated 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 Desktop Animated 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 Desktop Animated 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 Desktop Animated Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 20%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Egypt 25.00%
  Brazil 12.50%
  Germany 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Samsung 25.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire 4739Z 25.00%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 25.00%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 25.00%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 25.00%

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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