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Driver_Detective Toolbar

What is Driver_Detective Toolbar?

Driver Detective Toolbar is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.

Overview

Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named tbDriv.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 5 files and is usually about 7.39 MB (7,749,900 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 Driver_Detective Toolbar.
tbDri1.dll (469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25620 Conduit (fs)
tbDri0.dll (0210a8ccafcb04413748b6cc8744b452) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10689 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 34608 Conduit (fs)
Driver_Detective Toolbar 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 Driver_Detective Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver_Detective
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\DRIVER~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\DRIVER~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 7.39 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 www.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 Driver_Detective Toolbar

Program module:tbDriv.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Driver_Detective\tbDriv.dll
MD5:78f34bca27169b23898aee95f9242633
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tbDri0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbDri1.dll
  • tbDriv.dll
  • Driver_DetectiveToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tbDri1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
  • tbDri0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbDriv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with the class of {33a329ee-7f7d-471e-ac67-15c54d970678}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbDri1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • tbDri0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbDri1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tbDriv.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with the class of {33a329ee-7f7d-471e-ac67-15c54d970678}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • tbDri0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbDri1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Oryte Games 1 Toolbar' with a class of {50bcbfa7-2a6a-41ed-9d96-34d2073a8943} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbDriv.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33a329ee-7f7d-471e-ac67-15c54d970678} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • tbDri1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • tbDri0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {CD90BF73-20F6-44EF-993D-BB920303BD2E}.
  • tbDriv.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33A329EE-7F7D-471E-AC67-15C54D970678}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Driver_Detective Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Driver_Detective 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 Driver_Detective 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 Driver_Detective 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 Driver_Detective Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows Vista (SP2)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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