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Should I remove Elf Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,474
United States Rank #17,562
Reach 0.0075%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 40.33 days
1189.81 days >
Average installed length: 625.15 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.7.0.6 0.95%
6.3.2.17 0.95%
6.3.0.26 41.90%
6.2.7.3 45.71%
6.2.6.0 10.48%

Other programs by Conduit

Elf 1.12 Toolbar

What is Elf Toolbar?

Elf 1.12 Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin (Community OurToolbar) for Intenet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. It will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. According to the License Agreement, "The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."

About  (from Conduit)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • 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 Elf Toolbar.
tbElf2.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 8.9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
tbElf0.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbElf0.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
prxtbElf_.dll (3a5627e0ab06f3ca7fb238ce5ee8cdf9) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34822 Conduit (fs)
Elf_1.12ToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
tbElf_.dll (d9a0ce26ada5bd15b1b03a752ddf14a6) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10683 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34576 Conduit (fs)
Elf_1.12ToolbarHelper1.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbElf_.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbElf0.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)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Elf 1.12
URL: Elf112.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Elf112.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elf_1.12
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Elf_1.12\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.48 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 Elf112.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 Elf 1.12 Toolbar

Program module:tbElf2.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\elf_1.12\tbElf2.dll
MD5:cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb
Additional files:
  • tbElf1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) Elf_1.12ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) Elf_1.12ToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbElf0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbElf2.dll
  • hktbElf0.dll
  • hktbElf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbElf_.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbElf0.dll
  • ldrtbElf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbElf_.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbElf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbElf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbElf_.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbElf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbElf2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tbElf0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
  • prxtbElf0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} (TV Bar 2).
  • prxtbElf2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} (SmileBox FR).
  • prxtbElf_.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Maps Bar 1.13 Toolbar' with the class of {8413196d-e290-4418-b5c6-a3b1379a909c} (Maps Bar 1.13).
  • tbElf_.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbElf0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest FR Findbar' with a class of {E921CB29-27E8-44FC-926C-8648F4CBBB79}.
  • tbElf_.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {8D2C734C-8116-4C36-B1E4-DF02C9FFBCCE}.
  • prxtbElf0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbElf2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • tbElf0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
  • prxtbElf0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbElf2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
  • prxtbElf_.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Maps Bar 1.13 Toolbar' with the class of {8413196d-e290-4418-b5c6-a3b1379a909c}.
  • tbElf_.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with the class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • tbElf0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbElf0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbElf2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbElf_.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Maps Bar 1.13 Toolbar' with a class of {8413196d-e290-4418-b5c6-a3b1379a909c} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbElf_.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • tbElf0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1C9B96A0-CBA2-482E-9C40-9200B547123A}.
  • prxtbElf0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbElf2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • prxtbElf_.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Maps Bar 1.13 Toolbar' with a class of {8413196D-E290-4418-B5C6-A3B1379A909C}.
  • tbElf_.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1D03A978-AC0C-4004-B9FD-9CF361C7BD3F}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Elf_1.12ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Elf_1.12ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Elf_1.12ToolbarHelper.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 Elf Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Elf 1.12 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 Elf 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 Elf 1.12 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 Elf 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 Elf 1.12 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.38%
Windows Vista 25.47%
Windows XP 8.49%
Windows 8 5.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.77%
Windows 7 Professional 7.77%
Windows 10 Home 5.83%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.89%
  Canada 6.94%
  United Kingdom 6.94%
  Germany 5.56%
  Netherlands 4.86%
  Australia 4.17%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Italy 1.39%
  Brazil 0.69%
  France 0.69%
  Sweden 0.69%
  BB 0.69%
  Iran 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.62%
Dell 17.95%
Acer 12.82%
Toshiba 10.26%
GIGABYTE 6.41%
Medion 5.13%
Gateway 3.85%
ASUS 3.85%
Sahara 2.56%
American Megatrends 1.28%
Lenovo 1.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.08%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.08%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.06%
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.04%
Dell Dell DM061 2.04%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.04%

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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