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Should I remove Hot MP3 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,410
United States Rank #38,215
Reach 0.0038%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.02 days
767.57 days >
Average installed length: 403.30 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.14.0.142 1.85%
6.15.0.27 1.85%
6.13.3.505 1.85%
6.13.3.1 1.85%
6.12.0.11 1.85%
6.11.2.6 1.85%
6.10.3.27 3.70%
6.9.1.530 1.85%
6.9.0.16 62.96%
6.8.9.0 12.96%
6.8.5.1 7.41%

Other programs by Conduit

Hot MP3 Toolbar

What is Hot MP3 Toolbar?

Hot MP3 Toolbar is a Conduit powered OurToolbar for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from Conduit)

This community toolbar was created using the Conduit platform. Get our freshest content delivered directly to your browser, no matter where you are on the Web. Search the Web and get a wide choice of useful search engines. Choose from thousands of free apps for your browser. Receive our most important news and announce...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 6.9.0.16, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. 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 22 files and is usually about 4.96 MB (5,205,078 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • 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 Hot MP3 Toolbar.
Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.12 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbHot_.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)
tbHot2.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)
prxtbHot2.dll (c89d9c80fd468c6b51c4aadcc8463c2d) 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 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10643 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_Conduit
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34366 Conduit (fs)
tbHot0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbHot0.dll (a795d945351033d699dada999de1bdb1) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9675 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Conduit (fs)
tbHot_.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)
tbHot1.dll (02de6b9ae1269af813fe8b629ee50093) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29884 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbHot_.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 52 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Hot MP3
URL: HotMP3.OurToolbar.com
Help link: HotMP3.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hot_mp3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Hot_MP3\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.96 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 HotMP3.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 Hot MP3 Toolbar

Program executable:Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\hot_mp3\Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff
When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing;...
Additional files:
  • tbHot1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbHot_.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbHot0.dll
  • hk64tbHot2.dll
  • hktbHot_.dll
  • hktbHot0.dll
  • hktbHot2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbHot_.dll
  • ldrtbHot0.dll
  • ldrtbHot2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHot_.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHot0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHot1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHot2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbHot_.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbHot0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbHot2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbHot2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ST New Toolbar' with the class of {07b8d5b5-56a1-4748-8886-13d4eda57e40} (ST New).
  • prxtbHot_.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).
  • prxtbHot0.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).
  • tbHot1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB Toolbar' with the class of {872b5b88-9db5-4310-bdd0-ac189557e5f5}.
  • tbHot2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
6 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbHot1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Zynga Findbar' with a class of {C67F9C94-4600-43D2-B1AE-3A3F093C9BCA}.
  • prxtbHot0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbHot2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
  • tbHot_.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest App'-Anwendungsleiste Findbar' with a class of {C97793F6-325D-4A26-ACAB-D551FCBF6DE9}.
  • prxtbHot_.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbHot2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbHot2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ST New Toolbar' with the class of {07b8d5b5-56a1-4748-8886-13d4eda57e40}.
  • prxtbHot_.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • prxtbHot0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbHot1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB Toolbar' with the class of {872b5b88-9db5-4310-bdd0-ac189557e5f5}.
  • tbHot2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbHot2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ST New Toolbar' with a class of {07b8d5b5-56a1-4748-8886-13d4eda57e40} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbHot_.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbHot0.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.
  • tbHot2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with a class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbHot1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoftTB Toolbar' with a class of {872b5b88-9db5-4310-bdd0-ac189557e5f5} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbHot2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ST New Toolbar' with a class of {07B8D5B5-56A1-4748-8886-13D4EDA57E40}.
  • prxtbHot_.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • prxtbHot0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {EF468E5B-5B30-4136-A833-7F2E3A31AFDF}.
  • tbHot1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DVDVideoSoftTB Toolbar' with a class of {872B5B88-9DB5-4310-BDD0-AC189557E5F5}.
  • tbHot2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper1.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.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 Hot MP3 Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Hot MP3 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 Hot MP3 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 Hot MP3 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 Hot MP3 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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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Hot MP3 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.89%
Windows XP 5.56%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.04%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  MA 5.00%
  Taiwan 5.00%
  Iran 5.00%
  Austria 3.33%
  Croatia 3.33%
  Brazil 3.33%
  Sweden 3.33%
  Mexico 3.33%
  Turkey 3.33%
  BZ 1.67%
  Costa Rica 1.67%
  BI 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.19%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Sony 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
American Megatrends 2.38%
Lenovo 2.38%
Medion 2.38%
Compaq 2.38%
GIGABYTE 2.38%
NEC 2.38%
Common models
Sony VPCEA2S1E 4.26%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2 2.13%
VIA K7VM3 2.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.13%
HP 620 2.13%
Dell Dell 500 2.13%

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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