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Should I remove Force Download Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.8.2.0 14.29%
1.0.4 71.43%
1.0.1 14.29%

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Force Download Toolbar

What is Force Download Toolbar?  (from ClientConnect)

As part of the functionality provided by the trovi Software (Toolbar and / or software Search Protect products), we may collect and store information about your research activity while using our search services on the Web (as your requests). This information may be shared with third-party applications that use the data...  Read more

Overview

Force Download Toolbar is a software program developed by ClientConnect. The most common release is 1.0.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named tbcore3.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 16 files and is usually about 3.74 MB (3,917,917 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 42% of users of Force Download Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in France and MQ.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Force Download Toolbar.
prxtbFor0.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
Force_DownloadToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
tbFor0.dll (2d2894581d355d5f44eae38898a66846) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
tbForc.dll (5b4935f79cc67a354065773ce49d6aa3) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9080 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 23608 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbFor0.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)
       View all 16 all detections
Force Download 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 Force Download Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Force Download
URL: forcedownload.ourtoolbar.com
Help link: ForceDownload.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\force download toolbar\tbunso8c0c.tmp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Force Download Toolbar\tbunso8C0C.tmp\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.74 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 forcedownload.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 Force Download Toolbar

Program module:tbcore3.dll
Name:IE Toolbar
IE Toolbar Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\force download toolbar\tbunso8c0c.tmp\tbcore3.dll
MD5:38d8ced0aa263af4aebd74a7ee3430c9
Additional files:
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper (Toolbar Helper Module)
  • siteActiv_plugin.dll - IE Toolbar (IE Toolbar Site Activation Plugin)
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - IE Toolbar Common Utils
  • uninstall.exe - IE Toolbar Uninstall
  • update.exe - IE Toolbar Updater
  • fd_toolbar_fr_sans_popup.dll
  • tbhelper.dll
  • uninstaller.exe
  • fd_toolbar_fr.dll
  • (Malware detected) Force_DownloadToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbFor0.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFor0.dll (by Conduit)
  • (Malware detected) tbFor0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbForc.dll
  • tbs_include_script_018307.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbFor0.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).
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TBSB04240 Class' with the class of {4F37A8FE-00B3-430F-85AA-F97F12E8B651} (TBSB04240).
  • fd_toolbar_fr_sans_popup.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SBCONVERT Class' with the class of {A1056498-D09A-41E4-864B-505EDD640D9E} (SBCONVERT).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbFor0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbFor0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Force Download Toolbar' with the class of {465031FD-97A6-0F9D-3020-D09B5EDDCE1E}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbFor0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbhelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {CA3EB689-8F09-4026-AA10-B9534C691CE0} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbFor0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Force Download Toolbar' with a class of {37D4F18B-902D-4794-807B-D6C5314B4FF7}.
Scheduled Task
  • Force_DownloadToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Force_DownloadToolbarHelper.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 Force Download Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Force Download 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 Force Download 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 Force Download 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 Force Download Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 14%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows Vista Business 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  France 16.67%
  MQ 8.33%
  Belgium 8.33%
  DZ 8.33%
  Honduras 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Common models
HP Compaq 6830s 14.29%
ASUSTeK K40IJ 14.29%
FUJITSU SIEMENS ESPRIMO E... 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 14.29%
ASUSTeK K73TA 14.29%
MSI MS-7636 14.29%

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