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74% remove it26% keep it
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
6.7.0.6 33.33%
6.4.0.12 33.33%
6.3.2.17 33.33%

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Fastbook Toolbar

What is Fastbook Toolbar?

Fastbook Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. From the license agreement - "By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer".

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
  • 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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Fastbook Toolbar.
tbFast.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 Conduit (fs)
FastbookToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 9968 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbFast.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29878 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbFast.dll (f0ac64e1d9a805800578c667283d79a0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9176 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24398 Conduit (fs)
prxtbFas0.dll (b92293778555ce3dabe7f0a7e98b34c0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 30190 Conduit (fs)
       View all 14 all detections
Fastbook 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 Fastbook Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Fastbook
URL: Fastbook.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Fastbook.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fastbook
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fastbook\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.67 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 Fastbook.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 Fastbook Toolbar

Program module:tbFast.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\fastbook\tbFast.dll
MD5:e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371
Additional files:
  • tbFas1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbFast.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFas0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFast.dll
  • tbFas0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFast.dll
  • (Malware detected) FastbookToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbFast.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Free i-Dressup Toolbar' with the class of {ff19b72a-36ed-4066-8865-a580ae938cce} (Free i-Dressup).
  • prxtbFas0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Messenger Plus MX Toolbar' with the class of {ee0d8b11-0028-4d51-ad4d-381efc1d6d1f} (Messenger Plus MX).
  • tbFast.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Free TV Bar Toolbar' with the class of {a0729639-d831-46c9-811b-9b0aa79fb45a}.
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbFast.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Freecorder Findbar' with a class of {94F571B6-1BC8-4D29-A0AA-4EEC4C3878F3}.
  • prxtbFast.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbFast.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Free i-Dressup Toolbar' with the class of {ff19b72a-36ed-4066-8865-a580ae938cce}.
  • prxtbFas0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Messenger Plus BR Toolbar' with the class of {1d80d668-2160-46a2-b3a7-e166795b0b28}.
  • tbFast.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Free TV Bar Toolbar' with the class of {a0729639-d831-46c9-811b-9b0aa79fb45a}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbFast.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Free i-Dressup Toolbar' with a class of {ff19b72a-36ed-4066-8865-a580ae938cce} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbFas0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Messenger Plus MX Toolbar' with a class of {ee0d8b11-0028-4d51-ad4d-381efc1d6d1f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbFast.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Utubebario Toolbar' with a class of {58beca16-cae6-4b7a-a0e8-153d0cbba63a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbFast.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Free i-Dressup Toolbar' with a class of {FF19B72A-36ED-4066-8865-A580AE938CCE}.
  • prxtbFas0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Uptodown EN Toolbar' with a class of {40F5F417-32BB-4296-9446-C1E0094E7D82}.
  • tbFast.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Utubebario Toolbar' with a class of {58BECA16-CAE6-4B7A-A0E8-153D0CBBA63A}.
Scheduled Task
  • FastbookToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FastbookToolbarHelper.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 Fastbook Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Fastbook 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 Fastbook 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 Fastbook 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 Fastbook Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Greece 37.50%

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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