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What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,747
Reach 0.0029%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.29 days
628.10 days >
Average installed length: 330.02 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.0.16 27.50%
6.8.6.0 7.50%
6.8.5.1 5.00%
6.8.11.4 2.50%
6.3.5.3 12.50%
6.2.3.0 12.50%
6.15.0.27 2.50%
6.14.0.28 7.50%
6.13.3.505? 2.50%
6.13.3.501? 2.50%
6.12.0.516? 2.50%
6.11.2.6 7.50%
5.7.2.2 5.00%

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Gossiper Toolbar

What is Gossiper Toolbar?

Gossiper Toolbar is a Conduit Community toolbar for various web browsers. The toolbar collects information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising. During installation it may change the web browser's home page and search page and if uninstalled will need to be manually changed back. It may also automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. From the OurToolbar EULA: "The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you."

About  (from Conduit)

By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • 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 Gossiper Toolbar.
prxtbGoss.dll (d0133250565180c9dc8ee0aecccbfd53) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.azm
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.Win32.Conduit.M
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Conduit.TTAU-0102
ESET-NOD32 7.11248 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/Conduit.A
G Data 15.4.25 Win32.Application.Conduit
K7 AntiVirus 13.1915118 Trojan
K7GW 13.1915118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2197 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent
Panda Antivirus 14.02.13.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 37998 Conduit (fs)
tbGoss.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)
prxtbGos1.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
prxtbGos0.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
GossiperToolbarHelper.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
prxtbGos2.dll (5e16941abd53231f36f7f4b0e4b575ea) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34164 Conduit (fs)
tbGos2.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)
tbGos0.dll (7ca420a4688109e2ab5844a2c753c905) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9265 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25226 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbGoss.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)
ldrtbGos0.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)
       View all 51 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Gossiper
URL: Gossiper.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Gossiper.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gossiper
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Gossiper\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.85 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 Gossiper.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 Gossiper Toolbar

Program module:tbGoss.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\gossiper\tbGoss.dll
MD5:14ba53ce27494ec8a83d14a17d029b1b
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • tbGos1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) GossiperToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) GossiperToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbGos0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbGoss.dll
  • hktbGos0.dll
  • hktbGoss.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbGos0.dll
  • ldrtbGos2.dll
  • ldrtbGoss.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbGos0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbGos1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbGos2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbGoss.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbGos0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbGos2.dll
  • tbGoss.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbGos0.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).
  • prxtbGos1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
  • prxtbGoss.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).
  • prxtbGos2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'elabeling Toolbar' with the class of {057766a3-83ce-4dfb-8db4-9a671c8ed366} (elabeling).
  • tbGoss.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}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbGoss.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
  • prxtbGoss.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbGos0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbGos0.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
  • prxtbGos0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbGos1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
  • prxtbGoss.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • prxtbGos2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with the class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1}.
  • tbGoss.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbGos0.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.
  • prxtbGoss.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.
  • prxtbGos2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbGos1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Faceless Toolbar' with a class of {f1f60d48-e7be-4b15-b567-12de9d47b58e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbGoss.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.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbGos0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbGos1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
  • prxtbGos2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
  • prxtbGoss.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with a class of {76A747B4-EDC6-46FF-8A5D-9AE61A889D5B}.
  • tbGoss.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • GossiperToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GossiperToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GossiperToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Gossiper Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Gossiper Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Gossiper 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 Gossiper 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 Gossiper 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 Gossiper Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.50%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows Vista 7.50%
Windows XP 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.63% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 14.63%
  Italy 9.76%
  United States 9.76%
  India 7.32%
  Saudi Arabia 4.88%
  Mexico 4.88%
  Spain 4.88%
  RS 4.88%
  Turkey 4.88%
  LY 2.44%
  Chile 2.44%
  Argentina 2.44%
  Peru 2.44%
  Colombia 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 11.43%
ASUS 8.57%
Samsung 5.71%
Toshiba 5.71%
Intel 2.86%
GIGABYTE 2.86%
Sahara 2.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.25%
PositivoPIG41BO 3.13%
Acer Aspire 5516 3.13%
Itautec S.A. Infoway w743... 3.13%
Gigabyte Tecohnology Co.,... 3.13%
MICRO-STAR INTERANTIONAL ... 3.13%

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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