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Good Housekeeping

What is Good Housekeeping?

Good Housekeeping toolbar is an advertising-supported web browser toolbar/extension that will make the following changes to the browser's settings:

- Changes the default home page and new tabs and protect these search settings
- Changes the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including the browser's built-in search box
- Adds an addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found” and DNS errors
- Tracks usage behavior. Information about the search queries submited in connection with the Toolbar and how it is interacted with search results may be used to personalize the content and advertisements


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Good Housekeeping.
dtuser.exe (bff3d44021f36e2d9873fa19769afef5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.283
ESET-NOD32 8.10717 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
Good Housekeeping has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Good Housekeeping.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\goodhousekeepinggamesbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\goodhousekeepinggamesbar\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Good Housekeeping

Program module:encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\goodhousekeepinggamesbar\encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll
Additional files:
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbar64.dll - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • (Malware detected) dtuser.exe - DtUser
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX64.dll
  • uninstall.exe (by Iplay) - Good Housekeeping (Good Housekeeping Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Good Housekeeping' with the class of {a957f810-b1f4-4c3b-8478-124dd69aad2c}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Good Housekeeping' with the class of {a957f810-b1f4-4c3b-8478-124dd69aad2c}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iwingamestoolbar\dtuser.exe'.

How do I remove Good Housekeeping?

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Or, you can uninstall Good Housekeeping 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 Good Housekeeping, 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 Good Housekeeping.
  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 Good Housekeeping you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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