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Should I remove HotSpot International Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,400
United States Rank #37,852
Reach 0.0064%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.30 days
628.36 days >
Average installed length: 330.16 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.7.2.2 100.00%

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HotSpot International Toolbar

What is HotSpot International Toolbar?

HotSpot International 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
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HotSpot International Toolbar.
tbHotS.dll (469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25620 Conduit (fs)
tbHot0.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)
prxtbHot1.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)
prxtbHot0.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
prxtbHot2.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)
HotSpot_InternationalToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbHot2.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.yycu
ESET-NOD32 9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 Conduit (fs)
tbHot1.dll (0210a8ccafcb04413748b6cc8744b452) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10689 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 34608 Conduit (fs)
HotSpot_InternationalToolbarHelper1.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbHot0.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)
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HotSpot International Toolbar 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 HotSpot International Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HotSpot International
URL: HotSpotInternational.OurToolbar.com
Help link: HotSpotInternational.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HotSpot_International
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\HOTSPO~2\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\HOTSPO~2\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 10.27 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 HotSpotInternational.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 HotSpot International Toolbar

Program module:tbHotS.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\HotSpot_International\tbHotS.dll
MD5:469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06
Additional files:
  • tbHot1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) HotSpot_InternationalToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) HotSpot_InternationalToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbHot0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbHot2.dll
  • hktbHot0.dll
  • hktbHot2.dll
  • ldrtbHot0.dll
  • ldrtbHot1.dll
  • ldrtbHot2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHot0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHot1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbHot2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbHot0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbHot2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbHotS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

7 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbHot2.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 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
  • prxtbHot1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo PO Toolbar' with the class of {d43723ae-1ae1-4a25-a6a4-bf0929273cab} (Ashampoo PO).
  • tbHotS.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}.
  • tbHot1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbHot2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
  • Plus 1 more
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbHot2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • tbHotS.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
  • prxtbHot0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbHot0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
7 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbHot2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbHot0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
  • tbHot1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbHotS.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tbHot2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
  • prxtbHot1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Zynga Toolbar' with the class of {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822}.
  • Plus 1 more
7 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbHot2.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.
  • 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.
  • prxtbHot1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'MixiDJ V3 Toolbar' with a class of {88cf605e-da2b-48b4-9ab2-9e0ea15851f6} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbHot1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbHotS.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.
  • tbHot2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • Plus 1 more
7 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbHot2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbHot0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
  • tbHotS.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • tbHot1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {CD90BF73-20F6-44EF-993D-BB920303BD2E}.
  • prxtbHot1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Uptodown Toolbar' with a class of {BA5844D2-B2C5-49EB-86F5-248D776A6F08}.
  • tbHot2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822E7427-5855-4592-8EA9-3F6FFF633463}.
  • Plus 1 more
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • HotSpot_InternationalToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove HotSpot International Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall HotSpot International 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 HotSpot International 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 HotSpot International 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 HotSpot International Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Windows 8 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.95%
Windows 7 Professional 6.82%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.56% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 36.56%
  United States 17.20%
  Saudi Arabia 11.83%
  United Arab Emirates 6.45%
  Germany 4.30%
  Argentina 2.15%
  Belgium 2.15%
  United Kingdom 2.15%
  Israel 2.15%
  Canada 1.08%
  Croatia 1.08%
  IQ 1.08%
  JO 1.08%
  Kuwait 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.21%
Dell 17.86%
ASUS 17.86%
Hewlett-Packard 16.07%
Lenovo 7.14%
GIGABYTE 5.36%
Samsung 3.57%
Alienware 3.57%
Gateway 1.79%
Apple 1.79%
American Megatrends 1.79%
Common models
ASUSTeK K45VD 4.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite M305 1.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 1.39%

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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