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79% remove it21% keep it
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Drudge Report Toolbar

What is Drudge Report Toolbar?

From the Privacy Policy: "The Trovi Software (including the Toolbar, the Search Protect, and the Value Apps software) may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device, like the web pages that you have visited and the content you have accessed. This locally saved information may interact with the Trovi Software and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you with ads that may be more relevant to you, including via our Partners when using the Value Apps software. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Trovi Software to our servers.

Your Browsing Data and Search Data are collected and analyzed by the Value Apps platform in real time to trigger the relevant Apps you enabled, and we share such information with our Partners so our Partners or we, as applicable (depending on the App provider), can suggest services or provide you with offers that may be relevant to you according to the data collected and processed in real time. We do not store your Browsing Data nor your Search Data while you Use Value Apps."

About  (from Conduit)

Due to the restructuring of Conduit Ltd. the Software will be operated and provided by ClientConnect Ltd. (“ClientConnect”) d.b.a “Trovi”, instead of Conduit. As part of the functionality provided by the Trovi Software (through the Toolbar and/or the Search Protect software products), we may collect and store informat...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Drudge Report Toolbar.
Drudge_ReportToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbDrud.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
tbDrud.dll (ac4c5cab0028cf445961f628c19a8477) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9376 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 26102 Conduit (fs)
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Drudge Report
URL: DrudgeReport.Toolbar.fm
Help link: DrudgeReport.Toolbar.fm/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\drudge_report
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Drudge_Report\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.7 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 DrudgeReport.Toolbar.fm. 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 Drudge Report Toolbar

Program executable:Drudge_ReportToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\drudge_report\Drudge_ReportToolbarHelper.exe
When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing;...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • ldrtbDrud.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbDrud.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbDrud.dll
  • (Malware detected) Drudge_ReportToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbDrud.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Question Party Toolbar' with the class of {448e181c-161a-4021-b8d5-6caf25d83d15} (Question Party).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbDrud.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbDrud.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'OTIB Toolbar' with the class of {ec4df147-b8bd-4b8c-99de-2f618d391d41}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbDrud.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'OTIB Toolbar' with a class of {ec4df147-b8bd-4b8c-99de-2f618d391d41} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbDrud.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'OTIB Toolbar' with a class of {EC4DF147-B8BD-4B8C-99DE-2F618D391D41}.
Scheduled Task
  • Drudge_ReportToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 Drudge Report Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Drudge Report 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 Drudge Report 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 Drudge Report 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 Drudge Report 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 Drudge Report Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
Windows 7 (SP1)

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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