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Should I remove HotMP3 Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,244
Reach 0.0032%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.11 days
357.31 days >
Average installed length: 187.74 days


VersionDistribution 5.26% 15.79% 2.63% 63.16% 7.89% 2.63% 2.63%

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HotMP3 Toolbar for IE

What is HotMP3 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 used version 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 main program executable is HotMP3ToolbarHelper.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 8 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,716,518 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads 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 HotMP3 Toolbar for IE.
HotMP3ToolbarHelper.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)
tbHotM.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)
prxtbHotM.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
       View all 15 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HotMP3
URL: HotMP3Toolbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: HotMP3Toolbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3281067
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3281067\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3281067 -toolbarName=HotMP3 -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE -origin=AddRemove -userMode=2
Estimated size: 1.64 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 HotMP3Toolbar.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 HotMP3 Toolbar for IE

Program executable:HotMP3ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\HotMP3\HotMP3ToolbarHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe -
  • hk64tbHotM.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbHotM.dll
  • (Malware detected) HotMP3ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • ldrtbHotM.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHotM.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbHotM.dll
  • configutaion.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbHotM.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 Bar
  • prxtbHotM.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbHotM.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
  • prxtbHotM.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
  • prxtbHotM.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
  • HotMP3ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove HotMP3 Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall HotMP3 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 HotMP3 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 HotMP3 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 HotMP3 Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 3%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.68%
Windows 8 18.42%
Windows XP 7.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.68%
Windows 7 Professional 13.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.89%
Windows 8.1 5.26%
Windows 8 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 12.50%
  DZ 7.50%
  Philippines 7.50%
  United Kingdom 7.50%
  Czech Republic 5.00%
  United Arab Emirates 5.00%
  MA 5.00%
  India 5.00%
  Taiwan 2.50%
  NG 2.50%
  Russia 2.50%
  Mexico 2.50%
  New Zealand 2.50%
  Pakistan 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 44.12%
Hewlett-Packard 26.47%
Dell 8.82%
ASUS 5.88%
Samsung 2.94%
Packard Bell 2.94%
Common models
Acer TravelMate 5335 6.25%
Acer AZC-602 3.13%
Acer Aspire 5738 3.13%
Acer Aspire 5410 3.13%
Acer Aspire 5349 3.13%
Acer AO756 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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