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What percent of users and experts removed it?
31% remove it69% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,498
United States Rank #3,595
Reach 0.1541%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.99 days
825.85 days >
Average installed length: 433.92 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.11 42.45%
5.1 8.37%
5.07 6.60%
5.05 10.38%
5.04 12.38%
5.02 7.31%
5.01 4.01%
5.0 2.71%
5 5.78%

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Freecorder 5

What is Freecorder 5?

Freecorder 5 bundles a branded version of the Conduit Toolbar, which delivers search based advertising and results. During installation the user is presented in some cases with the option to install the toolbar. Once accepted, the packaged executable, ConduitInstaller.exe, will download and install the necessary components for the Conduit Toolbar.

About  (from Applian Technologies)

Freecorder 5 adds powerful video downloading and audio recording functions to your browser. Just play a video or audio clip, and save it to your PC in one click. Also converts files to MP3, MPEG4, iPhone/iPod/iPad and other popular formats. 100% free--no registration required. Thousands of sites are supported, but Free...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 5.11, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 tbFree.dll. The setup package generally installs about 89 files and is usually about 8.59 MB (9,006,008 bytes).
Freecorder 5 has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: applian.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Freecorder
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Freecorder\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Freecorder\Uninstall\uninstallFC5.xml"
Estimated size: 8.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Freecorder 5

Program module:tbFree.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\Freecorder\tbFree.dll
MD5:1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d
Conduit Toolbar BHO for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content.
Additional files:
  • FLVSrvc.exe - Applian Technologies, Inc. FLVSrvc (FLV Service for Freecorder)
  • audhook.dll - Applian Audio Hooking Library (audhook)
  • VistaAudioLib.dll - VistaAud Dynamic Link Library (Vista Audio Driver Library)
  • FCPlay.exe - Freecorder PLAY function (Stub to open stored fles folder)
  • FCRecord.exe
  • FCSettings.exe - Freecorder 4 Settings
  • FCVideo.exe - FCVideos Application (Freecorder Video History Tool)
  • FCVideos.exe - Freecorder 4 Videos Application
  • FCAudio.exe - FCAudio Application (Audio recorder for Freecorder)
  • FCConv.exe - RMCConv Application (Converter Tool)
  • audgopher.dll - Applian audgopher (audgopher)
  • Freecorder.exe - Freecorder (Freecorder - Free Audio Reorder)
  • tbFre0.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • tbFre1.dll (by Conduit)
  • Applian_Audio_Plugin.dll - Applian_Audio_Plugin Module
  • FreecorderToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • FreecorderToolbarHelper1.exe
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • sdl.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • hk64tbFre0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbFre2.dll
  • hktbFre0.dll
  • hktbFre2.dll
  • ldrtbFre0.dll
  • ldrtbFre2.dll
  • ldrtbFree.dll
  • prxtbFre0.dll
  • prxtbFre2.dll
  • prxtbFree.dll
  • tbFre2.dll
  • tbFree.dll
  • FLVPlayer.exe (by Jaksta Technologies) - FLVPlayer
  • ffmpeg.exe
  • lame_enc.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbFre0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TrustyWorthy Toolbar' with the class of {ad32743c-16ef-46ec-977b-dce0c3c85b20} (TrustyWorthy).
  • prxtbFree.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} (Softonic ES).
  • tbFre1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TranslatorBar 1 Toolbar' with the class of {00bf7b9c-acd2-4080-bea8-b1c41987070f}.
  • tbFree.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MessengerPlusLive Italy TB Toolbar' with the class of {285ec6b8-2d76-4297-8e03-0993bbcdf405}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo US Toolbar' with the class of {124d001a-bdcb-472f-aa59-bbe7e4bc3204} (Ashampoo US).
  • tbFre0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB Toolbar' with the class of {872b5b88-9db5-4310-bdd0-ac189557e5f5}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbFree.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'FreeSoundRecorder Findbar' with a class of {4A20C4D9-004F-428A-A9C8-2CE7C49160EB}.
  • tbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Freecorder Findbar' with a class of {AD10F600-1FBD-44A8-8382-3861A81A66C6}.
  • prxtbFree.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
6 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbFre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'findr Toolbar' with the class of {4373e9b4-0a12-4112-8e3d-36ded19ee3dd}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with the class of {2e649772-6076-44f9-ba0d-97845e1dcb82}.
  • prxtbFree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a}.
  • tbFre1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TranslatorBar 1 Toolbar' with the class of {00bf7b9c-acd2-4080-bea8-b1c41987070f}.
  • tbFree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MessengerPlusLive Italy TB Toolbar' with the class of {285ec6b8-2d76-4297-8e03-0993bbcdf405}.
  • tbFre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic_France Toolbar' with the class of {4daac69c-cba7-45e2-9bc8-1044483d3352}.
6 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbFre2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with a class of {2e649772-6076-44f9-ba0d-97845e1dcb82} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbFre0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with a class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbFree.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with a class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbFre1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TranslatorBar 1 Toolbar' with a class of {00bf7b9c-acd2-4080-bea8-b1c41987070f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbFree.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with a class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbFre0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoftTB Toolbar' with a class of {872b5b88-9db5-4310-bdd0-ac189557e5f5} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
6 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbFree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Uptodown EN Toolbar' with a class of {40F5F417-32BB-4296-9446-C1E0094E7D82}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with a class of {2E649772-6076-44F9-BA0D-97845E1DCB82}.
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'RuneScape Toolbar' with a class of {A8864317-E18B-4292-99D9-E6E65AB905D3}.
  • tbFre1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TranslatorBar 1 Toolbar' with a class of {00BF7B9C-ACD2-4080-BEA8-B1C41987070F}.
  • tbFree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MessengerPlusLive Italy TB Toolbar' with a class of {285EC6B8-2D76-4297-8E03-0993BBCDF405}.
  • tbFre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic_France Toolbar' with a class of {4DAAC69C-CBA7-45E2-9BC8-1044483D3352}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F64547F2-E1E1-4543-9152-5C62CA424CE4}' (runs on registration).
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • FreecorderToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FCAudio.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • FCAudio.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /t.
  • FLVSrvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Freecorder FLV Service' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Freecorder\FLVSrvc.exe" /run.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • FreecorderToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.
  • FCVideo.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Freecorder\FCVideo.exe'.
  • FCSettings.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Freecorder\FCSettings.exe'.
  • FCConv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Freecorder\FCConv.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

FLVSrvc.exe
Memory:1.51 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007760117%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00061979%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015623%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:349,630
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:9
70 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average
FreecorderToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
User CPU:0.19122453%

How do I remove Freecorder 5?

Quickly and completely remove Freecorder 5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Freecorder 5 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 Freecorder 5, 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 Freecorder 5.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 31%
Keep it 69%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.14%
Windows XP 13.46%
Windows Vista 10.98%
Windows 8 3.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.83%
Windows 7 Professional 8.23%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.85%
  United Kingdom 5.28%
  France 3.52%
  Canada 3.15%
  Belgium 2.78%
  Australia 2.41%
  Germany 2.13%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Iran 1.85%
  Brazil 1.48%
  Israel 1.48%
  Taiwan 1.20%
  Italy 1.11%
  India 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.23%
Dell 26.17%
Acer 16.17%
Toshiba 7.23%
GIGABYTE 7.02%
ASUS 6.38%
American Megatrends 2.98%
Lenovo 2.34%
Samsung 2.34%
Intel 2.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.58%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.50%
Dell XPS 8300 2.08%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.67%

About (from Applian Technologies Inc.)

Applian Technologies (pronounced uh-ply-uhn) develops and provides world-class affordable streaming media recording software to the Windows user.
Publisher URL: applian.com

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