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Should I remove Free Lunch Design Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,194
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.20 days
654.95 days >
Average installed length: 344.12 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.5.2.8 96.47%
5.7.1.1 3.53%

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Free Lunch Design Toolbar

What is Free Lunch Design Toolbar?

Free Lunch Design Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, which integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically 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 PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back (see details below). 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. "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." - from the license agreement.

Overview

The most used version is 6.5.2.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is tbFree.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. 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 software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 9.48 MB (9,943,472 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 Free Lunch Design Toolbar.
tbFree.dll (ac4c5cab0028cf445961f628c19a8477) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9376 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.03.04.12 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 26102 Conduit (fs)
prxtbFre0.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
tbFre0.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)
ldrtbFre0.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 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: FreeLunchDesign.OurToolbar.com
Help link: FreeLunchDesign.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\free_lunch_design
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Free_Lunch_Design\uninstall.exe toolbar
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 9.48 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 FreeLunchDesign.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 Free Lunch Design Toolbar

Program module:tbFree.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\free_lunch_design\tbFree.dll
MD5:ac4c5cab0028cf445961f628c19a8477
Additional files:
  • hk64tbFre0.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbFre0.dll (by Conduit)
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbFre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFre0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbFre0.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).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbFre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbFre0.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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.

How do I remove Free Lunch Design Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Free Lunch Design 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 Free Lunch Design 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 Free Lunch Design 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 Free Lunch Design Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.47%
Windows 8 15.29%
Windows XP 7.06%
Windows Vista 1.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.06%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.88%
Windows 8 Pro 3.53%
Windows 7 Professional 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.29% of installs come from Egypt
Which countries install it?
  Egypt 18.29%
  Israel 14.63%
  Turkey 12.20%
  Poland 7.32%
  Saudi Arabia 6.10%
  United States 4.88%
  RS 4.88%
  Germany 3.66%
  Canada 3.66%
  MK 2.44%
  IQ 2.44%
  Iran 2.44%
  Italy 2.44%
  MA 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.98%
Acer 19.05%
Dell 17.46%
ASUS 14.29%
American Megatrends 6.35%
Lenovo 6.35%
GIGABYTE 3.17%
Samsung 3.17%
Toshiba 3.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.11%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.74%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.74%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 1.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 1.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B7... 1.37%

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