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75% remove it25% keep it
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VersionDistribution 14.29% 28.57% 14.29% 14.29% 14.29% 14.29%

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Hot MP3 Toolbar for IE

What is Hot MP3 Toolbar for IE?

This is a Conduit/Perion (ClientConnect) powered toolbar for Internet Explorer (BHO) that provides limited web browser functionality but will modify the user's search and home pages as well as bundle various ad-supported components. Also, the toolbar will bundle additional potentially unwanted features such as Search Protect which will make sure that the browser maintains its modified home and search pages to Conduit. The toolbar is usually bundled with a 3rd-party program or downloaded through a hosted portal page on the OurToolbar network.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.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 8 files and is usually about 623.12 KB (638,076 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Hot MP3 Toolbar for IE.
Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.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)
tbHot_.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 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbHot_.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Hot MP3
URL: HotMP3.OurToolbar.com
Help link: HotMP3.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct1066435
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT1066435\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT1066435 -toolbarName=Hot MP3 -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 623.12 KB
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 for IE

Program executable:Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Hot_MP3\Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe -
  • hk64tbHot_.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbHot_.dll
  • (Malware detected) Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • ldrtbHot_.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHot_.dll
  • tbHot_.dll
  • configutaion.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbHot_.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} (DVDVideoSoftTB DE).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbHot_.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbHot_.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbHot_.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027DA2D-C9F2-4B0B-AE05-E2CD1BDB6CFF}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Hot_MP3ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Hot MP3 Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Hot MP3 Toolbar for IE 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 for IE, 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 for IE.
  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 Hot MP3 Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 14%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 28.57%
Windows XP 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Italy 22.22%
  Canada 11.11%
  Czech Republic 11.11%
  DZ 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 57.14%
Sahara 14.29%
Samsung 14.29%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 14.29%
HP-Pavilion WC944AA-ABZ p... 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1113w 14.29%
HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC 14.29%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 14.29%
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 14.29%

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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