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Should I remove Freecorder Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,243
United States Rank #6,769
Reach 0.0679%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.42 days
926.93 days >
Average installed length: 487.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.1.525 0.11%
6.9.1.522 0.11%
6.9.1.521 0.11%
6.9.1.517 0.11%
6.9.1.516 0.11%
6.9.1.506 0.11%
6.9.0.16 10.50%
6.8.9.0 10.08%
6.8.5.1 20.27%
6.8.2.0? 0.11%
6.8.2.0 7.14%
6.8.10.403? 0.32%
6.8.10.403 1.47%
6.8.10.401? 0.11%
6.8.10.401 2.00%
6.7.0.6 1.68%
6.3.3.3 10.61%
6.3.2.17? 0.11%
6.3.2.17 1.05%
6.2.2.4 13.03%
6.15.0.27? 0.11%
6.15.0.27 5.15%
6.14.0.28 0.63%
6.13.3.505? 0.11%
6.13.3.505 1.26%
6.13.3.501? 0.32%
6.13.3.501 1.26%
6.13.3.1 0.21%
6.12.0.516? 0.21%
6.12.0.516 1.05%
6.11.2.6 3.36%
6.10.3.27 3.68%
5.7.2.2 2.10%
10.14.0.89 0.11%
10.14.0.69 0.11%
10.14.0.50 0.21%
10.14.0.127 0.11%

Other programs by Freecorder

Freecorder Toolbar

What is Freecorder Toolbar?

Freecorder Toolbar installs various third part ad supported applications during installation including SweetPacks which changes the web browser's home page and search provider as well as the DealCabby Toolbar.

About  (from Freecorder)

Install Freecorder, and this new browser button opens up a world of powerful video and audio capture and conversion tools: Freecorder is small and powerful, running quietly inside Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer on any PC with Windows 7, Vista or XP. Save high quality or mobile YouTube videos instantly. Convert ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 6.8.5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is prxtbFree.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 43 files and is usually about 14.79 MB (15,510,043 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • 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 Freecorder Toolbar.
prxtbFree.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
prxtbFre0.dll (d0133250565180c9dc8ee0aecccbfd53) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.azm
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.M
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Conduit.TTAU-0102
ESET-NOD32 11248 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N potentially unwanted
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Conduit.A
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
K7 AntiVirus 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
K7GW 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.azm
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 37998 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)
FreecorderToolbarHelper.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
tbFre2.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
tbFree.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.yycu
ESET-NOD32 9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 Conduit (fs)
tbFre1.dll (0210a8ccafcb04413748b6cc8744b452) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10689 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 34608 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)
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)
freecorder.exe (c7f9b96af9e0d2d219d046cd3138bbd5) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9146 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24136 Conduit (fs)
ffmpeg.exe (6d9d6453eea4e0e685e959543c519d30) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 HW32.CDB.1dbd
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1
ldrtbFree.dll (5b9b1f88e9a9dcd1b1699b192aca297e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25216 Conduit (fs)
FLVSrvc.exe (4f2b6d05afc4f680dfc2392eda749493) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Virus/Win32.Xpaj.gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0720
       View all 52 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: Freecorder.Media-Toolbar.com
Help link: Freecorder.Media-Toolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freecorder
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Freecorder\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 14.79 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 Freecorder.Media-Toolbar.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 Freecorder Toolbar

Program module:prxtbFree.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\freecorder\prxtbFree.dll
MD5:4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54
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Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FLVSrvc.exe (by Applian Technologies) - Applian Technologies, Inc. FLVSrvc (FLV Service for Freecorder)
  • tbFre1.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • audhook.dll (by Applian Techonologies) - Applian Audio Hooking Library (audhook)
  • VistaAudioLib.dll (by Applian Technologies, [Author: Andrew A. Heinlein]) - VistaAud Dynamic Link Library (Vista Audio Driver Library)
  • Applian_Audio_Plugin.dll - Applian_Audio_Plugin Module
  • (Malware detected) FreecorderToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • sdl.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • FCSettings.exe (by Applian Technologies) - Freecorder 4 Settings
  • FCVideo.exe - FCVideos Application (Freecorder Video History Tool)
  • FCAudio.exe - FCAudio Application (Audio recorder for Freecorder)
  • FCConv.exe - RMCConv Application (Converter Tool)
  • audgopher.dll (by Applian Technologies, [Author: Andrew A. Heinlein]) - Applian audgopher (audgopher)
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbFre0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbFree.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFree.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFre2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFree.dll
  • FLVPlayer.exe (by Jaksta Technologies) - FLVPlayer
  • (Malware detected) ffmpeg.exe
  • (Malware detected) freecorder.exe - Freecorder Toolbar
  • lame_enc.dll
  • lua5.1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 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).
  • prxtbFree.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}.
  • tbFre1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CCC001 Toolbar' with the class of {91da5e8a-3318-4f8c-b67e-5964de3ab546} (CCC001).
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbFree.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • prxtbFree.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
  • tbFre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbFre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbFree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbFre1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbFree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Serif PhotoPlus Toolbar' with the class of {8f2767f8-338a-4258-bd1c-4de5a3d8cdb2}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • 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.
  • prxtbFree.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.
  • tbFre1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbFree.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Oryte Games 1 Toolbar' with a class of {50bcbfa7-2a6a-41ed-9d96-34d2073a8943} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbFre2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Serif PhotoPlus Toolbar' with a class of {8f2767f8-338a-4258-bd1c-4de5a3d8cdb2} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbFre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbFree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • tbFree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • tbFre1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {CD90BF73-20F6-44EF-993D-BB920303BD2E}.
  • prxtbFre2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'CCC001 Toolbar' with a class of {91DA5E8A-3318-4F8C-B67E-5964DE3AB546}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • FCSettings.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{20BB2EAB-BE0B-4184-B2A2-95995DD99B68}' (runs on registration).
  • FCAudio.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9010EA1-030E-4CAC-8C0E-5C95A3A9B390}' (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).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FreecorderToolbarHelper1.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 Toolbar?

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  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 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 Freecorder 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.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.87%
Windows XP 12.62%
Windows Vista 11.67%
Windows 8 4.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.42%
Windows 7 Professional 9.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.02%
Windows 10 Home 1.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.33%
  United Kingdom 7.16%
  France 3.58%
  Canada 3.49%
  Belgium 3.05%
  Australia 2.79%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Germany 2.18%
  Italy 2.09%
  Brazil 2.01%
  Iran 2.01%
  Israel 1.92%
  India 1.92%
  Sweden 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.57%
Dell 26.20%
Acer 17.34%
GIGABYTE 8.30%
Toshiba 6.46%
ASUS 4.80%
Intel 2.95%
American Megatrends 2.21%
Samsung 1.85%
Lenovo 1.48%
Sahara 1.11%
Medion 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.13%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.93%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv3 Notebook ... 2.56%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
CJ Cotterover a year ago
I love this program, also. The only version I install is 6.9.0.16. This program has never given me a problem. I didn't check them all, but the so-called "dangerous" file prxtbFree.dll was not installed on my computer. The newer versions may be laced with crap, but not the one I'm using.
user comment
ronajover a year ago
I love this program have used it for many years because if i'm listening to a song or a radio program even a news cast i can hit record and it records whatever is playing and saves the mp3 so that i can listen later etc etc it also records some but not all videos that i look at and i can review later and save or delete... i listen on line to scotish or irish radio music and with out this windows etc make it a real hassel to try to record and save etc.. this one is perfectly easy... and has worked with out problems on every one of 5 computers over the years... until last year's up date which started being a bit annoying so i went back a year and have refused to let them update so far this year.. but to date it is the only easy program of its kind that i have found