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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #35,997
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Versions

VersionDistribution
6.3.5.3 5.26%
6.3.4.15 5.26%
6.3.3.3 5.26%
6.3.2.17 5.26%
6.2.7.3 5.26%
5.7.2.2 73.68%

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Free Ride Games Toolbar

What is Free Ride Games Toolbar?

This is a Conduit toolbar installed in the user's Web browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox) that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar itself which is typically bundled with free software is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.

"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 EULA.

Overview

The most used version is 5.7.2.2, 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 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 12 files and is usually about 2.8 MB (2,936,102 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • 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 Ride Games Toolbar.
tbFree.dll (469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25620 Conduit (fs)
tbFre0.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)
prxtbFree.dll (d344cc84609a807ce92187c9662d392b) 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
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 39244 Conduit (fs)
Free_Ride_GamesToolbarHelper.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
prxtbFre0.dll (5b13aa512d57acf528700f1083fc3e4d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.oicu
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0926
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Conduit (fs)
tbFre1.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)
       View all 31 all detections
Free Ride Games 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 Free Ride Games Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Free Ride Games
URL: FreeRideGames.OurToolbar.com
Help link: FreeRideGames.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Free_Ride_Games
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\FREE_R~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\FREE_R~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.8 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 FreeRideGames.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 Ride Games Toolbar

Program module:tbFree.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Free_Ride_Games\tbFree.dll
MD5:469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06
Additional files:
  • tbFre1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • hk64tbFre0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbFre0.dll
  • ldrtbFre0.dll
  • ldrtbFree.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFree.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFree.dll
  • (Malware detected) Free_Ride_GamesToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbFre0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • tbFree.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
  • prxtbFree.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} (mymatch_v2).
  • tbFre1.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}.
  • tbFre0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbFre1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {8D2C734C-8116-4C36-B1E4-DF02C9FFBCCE}.
  • tbFree.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbFre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • prxtbFree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95}.
  • tbFree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tbFre1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with the class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f}.
  • tbFre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • tbFree.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Quizulous Toolbar' with a class of {f675d3df-504c-4e3c-bea8-a45b3b9bbd1b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbFre0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbFree.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbFre1.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.
  • tbFre0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with a class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • tbFree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with a class of {7E2496F7-BC9A-446E-9426-1D1615641366}.
  • prxtbFree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {D23A1AC9-8A14-4971-B04F-92966EB5AD95}.
  • tbFre1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1D03A978-AC0C-4004-B9FD-9CF361C7BD3F}.
  • tbFre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
Scheduled Task
  • Free_Ride_GamesToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Free_Ride_GamesToolbarHelper.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 Free Ride Games Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Free Ride Games 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 Ride Games 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 Ride Games 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 Ride Games Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.16%
Windows Vista 36.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  United Kingdom 18.52%
  Canada 3.70%
  Croatia 3.70%
  Greece 3.70%
  India 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Acer 21.05%
Sony 10.53%
Samsung 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
Toshiba 5.26%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 11.76%
Sony VGN-SR520G 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 5.88%
Samsung R439 5.88%
Compaq-Presario NM924AA-A... 5.88%
Dell Studio 1558 5.88%

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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