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FreemakeGoldPack Toolbar

What is FreemakeGoldPack Toolbar?

FreemakeGoldPack Toolbar is a Conduit web browser toolbar (powered by Perion ClientConnect) that will modify the user's web browser home page and search provider as well as install additional offers such as Search Protect which is designed to prevent other applications from changing the browser's home and search pages from Conduit. In addition, the toolbar will install ValueApps which includes adware-type programs for generating advertisements and coupons.


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 FreemakeGoldPackToolbarHelper.exe. 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 7 files and is usually about 7.82 MB (8,199,639 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FreemakeGoldPack Toolbar.
FreemakeGoldPackToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbFree.dll (2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10274 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32328 Conduit (fs)
tbFree.dll (e1b87b513c14d3a417b1a027be739de1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FreemakeGoldPack
URL: FreemakeGoldPack.OurToolbar.com
Help link: FreemakeGoldPack.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freemakegoldpack
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FreemakeGoldPack\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.82 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 FreemakeGoldPack.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 FreemakeGoldPack Toolbar

Program executable:FreemakeGoldPackToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\freemakegoldpack\FreemakeGoldPackToolbarHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FreemakeGoldPackToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbFree.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbFree.dll
  • ldrtbFree.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbFree.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbFree.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbFree.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WinZipBar Toolbar' with the class of {50fafaf0-70a9-419d-a109-fa4b4ffd4e37} (WinZipBar).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbFree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbFree.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbFree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {EF468E5B-5B30-4136-A833-7F2E3A31AFDF}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FreemakeGoldPackToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove FreemakeGoldPack Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall FreemakeGoldPack 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 FreemakeGoldPack 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 FreemakeGoldPack 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 FreemakeGoldPack Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%
Windows Vista (SP2)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Ireland 16.67%

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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