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Should I remove Fotosketcher Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.46 days
603.55 days >
Average installed length: 317.12 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27? 14.29%
6.15.0.27 28.57%
6.13.3.505? 14.29%
6.13.3.1 14.29%
6.11.2.6? 14.29%
6.11.2.6 14.29%

Other programs by Conduit

Fotosketcher Toolbar

What is Fotosketcher Toolbar?

Fotosketcher Toolbar is a Conduit powered search toolbar and Browser helper Object (for IE) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search.

About  (from Conduit)

This community toolbar was created using the Conduit platform. Get our freshest content delivered directly to your browser, no matter where you are on the Web. Search the Web and get a wide choice of useful search engines. Choose from thousands of free apps for your browser. Receive our most important news and announce...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.15.0.27, 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 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 tbFoto.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 20 files and is usually about 14 MB (14,683,137 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Fotosketcher Toolbar.
prxtbFoto.dll (d0133250565180c9dc8ee0aecccbfd53) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.azm
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.Win32.Conduit.M
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Conduit.TTAU-0102
ESET-NOD32 7.11248 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/Conduit.A
G Data 15.4.25 Win32.Application.Conduit
K7 AntiVirus 13.1915118 Trojan
K7GW 13.1915118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2197 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent
Panda Antivirus 14.02.13.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 37998 Conduit (fs)
tbFot0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbFot0.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
prxtbFot2.dll (2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10274 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32328 Conduit (fs)
tbFot2.dll (90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17602 Application.Win32.Conduit.r
ESET-NOD32 9281 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
FotosketcherToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbFoto.dll (5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25628 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)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Fotosketcher
URL: Fotosketcher.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Fotosketcher.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fotosketcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fotosketcher\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 14 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 Fotosketcher.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 Fotosketcher Toolbar

Program module:tbFoto.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\fotosketcher\tbFoto.dll
MD5:85d4ab0939e2d92f4087772c16909bb5
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FotosketcherToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) FotosketcherToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbFot0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbFot2.dll
  • hk64tbFoto.dll
  • hktbFot0.dll
  • hktbFot2.dll
  • hktbFoto.dll
  • ldrtbFot0.dll
  • ldrtbFot2.dll
  • ldrtbFoto.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFot0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFot2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFoto.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFot0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFot2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFoto.dll
  • FotoSketcher.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbFot0.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).
  • prxtbFoto.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} (ytbclick B4).
  • prxtbFot2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WinZipBar Toolbar' with the class of {50fafaf0-70a9-419d-a109-fa4b4ffd4e37} (WinZipBar).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbFoto.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbFot0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbFoto.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8}.
  • prxtbFot2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbFot0.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.
  • prxtbFoto.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with a class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbFot2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbFot0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbFoto.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with a class of {ED1C45C6-6895-4433-90C4-78935B0A24B8}.
  • prxtbFot2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {EF468E5B-5B30-4136-A833-7F2E3A31AFDF}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FotosketcherToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Fotosketcher Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Fotosketcher 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 Fotosketcher 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 Fotosketcher 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 Fotosketcher Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 8 14%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.25%
  DZ 6.25%
  Iran 6.25%
  Germany 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
ASUS 16.67%
GIGABYTE 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
Dell Latitude D520 16.67%
Dell Dimension E521 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B1... 16.67%
ASUSTeK K55VD 16.67%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 980 16.67%

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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