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What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1 50.00%
1.0 50.00%

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FritzTv

What is FritzTv?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

Overview

The most common release is 1.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 tbfrit.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 17.93 MB (18,799,989 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FritzTv.
tbfrit.dll (aac20ff867f631f4cc5b02cc62e0e15f) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9883 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.06.20.02 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29884 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FritzTv
URL: www.fritztv.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FritzTV\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FritzTV\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FritzTv

Program module:tbfrit.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\FritzTV\tbfrit.dll
MD5:aac20ff867f631f4cc5b02cc62e0e15f
Additional files:
  • FritzTv.exe (by FritzTV) - Free Internet TV
  • fritztvToolbarHelper.exe
  • libeay32.dll
  • ssleay32.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • UNWISE.EXE
  • wget.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbfrit.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Peer2Peer-EN Toolbar' with the class of {da21bd13-ca22-42e3-a071-98f08f1ca1e7}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbfrit.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Peer2Peer-EN Toolbar' with the class of {da21bd13-ca22-42e3-a071-98f08f1ca1e7}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbfrit.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Peer2Peer-EN Toolbar' with a class of {da21bd13-ca22-42e3-a071-98f08f1ca1e7} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbfrit.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Peer2Peer-EN Toolbar' with a class of {DA21BD13-CA22-42E3-A071-98F08F1CA1E7}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove FritzTv?

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Or, you can uninstall FritzTv 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 FritzTv, 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 FritzTv.
  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 FritzTv you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win XP 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 50%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Spain 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 50.00%
Compaq 50.00%

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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