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Free_TV_Bar Toolbar

What is Free_TV_Bar Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit toolbar in your Web browser 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 is typically bundled with the free 4shared program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when the 4shared is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

Overview

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 tbFree.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 12 files and is usually about 2.48 MB (2,603,350 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Free_TV_Bar Toolbar.
tbFree.dll (455e61a2cf37f7210df685e2b77bfbe3) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 7.10768 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.10.10 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 35060 Conduit (fs)
tbFre2.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)
prxtbFre0.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
Free_TV_BarToolbarHelper.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
tbFre1.dll (2833a262ca362ee3695cacd0580aa707) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10757 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34978 Conduit (fs)
tbFre0.dll (8729552ab6367f5800f708f3e2e4946b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34000 Conduit (fs)
prxtbFre2.dll (b92293778555ce3dabe7f0a7e98b34c0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32010 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbFre2.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)
ldrtbFre0.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 Conduit (fs)
Free_TV_BarToolbarHelper1.exe (f3011af04d7bf1afe16cec5eb7d9a586) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29542 Conduit (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Free_TV_Bar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\FREE_T~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files2\FREE_T~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.48 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 www.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_TV_Bar Toolbar

Program module:tbFree.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Free_TV_Bar\tbFree.dll
MD5:455e61a2cf37f7210df685e2b77bfbe3
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • tbFre0.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • tbFre1.dll
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) Free_TV_BarToolbarHelper1.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • ldrtbFre0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbFre2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFre2.dll
  • tbFre2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFree.dll
  • (Malware detected) Free_TV_BarToolbarHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbFre2.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).
  • prxtbFre0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'elabeling Toolbar' with the class of {057766a3-83ce-4dfb-8db4-9a671c8ed366} (elabeling).
  • tbFre0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IObitCom Toolbar' with the class of {31c7d459-9cc3-44f2-9dca-fc11795309b4}.
  • tbFree.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
  • tbFre1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-IT Toolbar' with the class of {e3393495-8103-46a0-8181-270273eddd60}.
  • tbFre2.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}.
5 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbFree.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'DVDVideoSoftTB Findbar' with a class of {CF09C33A-9676-4BE9-BD5A-CC8BEE3AEDA3}.
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbFre2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
6 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbFre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbFree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
  • tbFre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbFre2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
  • tbFre1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic-IT Toolbar' with the class of {e3393495-8103-46a0-8181-270273eddd60}.
6 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbFre0.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.
  • prxtbFre2.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.
  • tbFree.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.
  • tbFre0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IObitCom Toolbar' with a class of {31c7d459-9cc3-44f2-9dca-fc11795309b4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbFre1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic-IT Toolbar' with a class of {e3393495-8103-46a0-8181-270273eddd60} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbFre2.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.
6 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • tbFre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IObitCom Toolbar' with a class of {31C7D459-9CC3-44F2-9DCA-FC11795309B4}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV - Radio Online Toolbar' with a class of {BA44516F-6809-4875-AF60-43608689D7D5}.
  • tbFree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Mercan Programlar Toolbar' with a class of {B475CFD8-45D8-4905-B319-AD995327ABEB}.
  • tbFre1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic-IT Toolbar' with a class of {E3393495-8103-46A0-8181-270273EDDD60}.
  • tbFre2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
Scheduled Task
  • Free_TV_BarToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Free_TV_BarToolbarHelper.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_TV_Bar Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Free_TV_Bar 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_TV_Bar 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_TV_Bar 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_TV_Bar Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 46%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 48.65%
Windows 7 35.14%
Windows XP 16.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 38.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.89%
Windows Vista Home Basic 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 2.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.14%
  Canada 5.08%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Italy 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 11.43%
Toshiba 8.57%
Intel 5.71%
Sony 5.71%
Gateway 5.71%
Common models
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 5.88%
Dell Studio 1737 5.88%
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.88%
Dell Dimension E521 2.94%
Dell Studio 1555 2.94%
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 2.94%

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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