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Should I remove Download Energy Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.23.0.9 25.00%
6.17.2.8 25.00%
6.17.0.33 50.00%

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Download Energy Toolbar for IE

What is Download Energy Toolbar for IE?

This is a Conduit/Perion (ClientConnect) powered toolbar for Internet Explorer (BHO) that provides limited web browser functionality but will modify the user's search and home pages as well as bundle various ad-supported components. Also, the toolbar will bundle additional potentially unwanted features such as Search Protect which will make sure that the browser maintains its modified home and search pages to Conduit. The toolbar is usually bundled with a 3rd-party program or downloaded through a hosted portal page on the OurToolbar network.

Overview

The most used version is 6.17.0.33, 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 Download_EnergyToolbarHelper.exe. 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 12 files and is usually about 1.69 MB (1,767,715 bytes).
  • 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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Download Energy Toolbar for IE.
Download_EnergyToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0166 Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbDow0.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)
prxtbDown.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
prxtbDow0.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
tbDown.dll (01799def4ee217264f0abd2ccf1beff5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 Conduit (fs)
       View all 22 all detections
Download Energy 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 Download Energy Toolbar for IE.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Download Energy
URL: DownloadEnergy.OurToolbar.com
Help link: DownloadEnergy.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct1269415
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT1269415\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT1269415 -toolbarName=Download Energy -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 1.69 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 DownloadEnergy.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 Download Energy Toolbar for IE

Program executable:Download_EnergyToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Download_Energy\Download_EnergyToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.1.0.1
  • (Malware detected) Download_EnergyToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbDow0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbDown.dll
  • hktbDow0.dll
  • hktbDown.dll
  • ldrtbDow0.dll
  • ldrtbDown.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbDow0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbDown.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbDow0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbDown.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbDow0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} (DVDVideoSoftTB DE).
  • prxtbDown.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WhiteSmoke US Toolbar' with the class of {cce665dd-f6dd-4808-968e-eaec971f70ef} (WhiteSmoke US).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbDown.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbDow0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff}.
  • prxtbDown.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vgrabber1 Toolbar' with the class of {f9bbf004-6e40-4019-8214-c43a37e1d058}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbDow0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbDown.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vgrabber1 Toolbar' with a class of {f9bbf004-6e40-4019-8214-c43a37e1d058} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbDow0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027DA2D-C9F2-4B0B-AE05-E2CD1BDB6CFF}.
  • prxtbDown.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Radio 1 Toolbar' with a class of {5CDCE9DA-CFA0-4218-ABF0-10EC96352CB3}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Download_EnergyToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall Download Energy 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 Download Energy 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 Download Energy 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 Download Energy Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 50%
Win XP 25%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Slovakia 14.29%
  Italy 14.29%
  United Kingdom 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 25.00%
HP G62 Notebook PC 25.00%
Dell Dell DV051 25.00%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 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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