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Should I remove IMVU Inc Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #40,784
United States Rank #29,073
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.06 days
296.76 days >
Average installed length: 155.93 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.23.0.9 5.56%
6.20.0.21 2.78%
6.20.0.17 2.78%
6.20.0.10 33.33%
6.19.0.18 2.78%
6.17.2.624 2.78%
6.17.2.609 2.78%
6.17.2.602 2.78%
6.17.2.8 16.67%
6.17.1.25 8.33%
6.17.0.33 16.67%
6.16.2.2 2.78%

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IMVU Inc Toolbar for IE

What is IMVU Inc Toolbar for IE?

IMVU Inc is a Conduit Connect toolbar for Internet Explorer. This toolbar runs as a web browser extension and Browser Helper Object and is distributed using the Conduit/Perion monetization platform. Although this software is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this IE toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to a Conduit controlled search portal using Bing as the primary search engine. It will also modify the default search provider to uses Bing as well.

From the License: "As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, we may change your Internet Browser settings and/or provide you with the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social network account settings. Change of the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including your Browser's built-in search box, if applicable, and address bar; Allowing software updates of the Conduit Software once a new version is released and the ability to send you notifications. Allowing Conduit access to information contained on your social network account and/or site (which you must explicitly and separately opt in to)."

About  (from Conduit)

The Conduit Software may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device, like the web pages that you have visited and the content you have accessed. This locally saved information may interact with the Conduit Software and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest ...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates 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 IMVU Inc Toolbar for IE.
IMVU_IncToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0166 Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbIMVU.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)
prxtbIMVU.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) 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 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
prxtbIMV1.dll (76dc2d6172889657810458b9eb5c4152) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9389 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 26196 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 21 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: IMVU Inc
URL: IMVUInc.OurToolbar.com
Help link: IMVUInc.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct2612669
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT2612669\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT2612669 -toolbarName=IMVU Inc -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 1.69 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 IMVUInc.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 IMVU Inc Toolbar for IE

Program executable:IMVU_IncToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IMVU_Inc\IMVU_IncToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.1.0.1
  • (Malware detected) prxtbIMVU.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbIMVU.dll
  • hktbIMVU.dll
  • (Malware detected) IMVU_IncToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • ldrtbIMVU.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbIMVU.dll
  • configutaion.json
  • hk64tbIMV0.dll
  • hktbIMV0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbIMV0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbIMV1.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbIMV0.dll
  • ldrtbIMV0.dll
  • ldrtbIMV1.dll
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbIMVU.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).
  • prxtbIMV1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreeOnlineRadioPlayerRecorder Toolbar' with the class of {f999a48b-1950-4d81-9971-79018f807b4b} (FreeOnlineRadioPlayerRecorder).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbIMVU.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbIMVU.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbIMV1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Expat Shield Toolbar' with the class of {a060276a-53be-45ec-8ebe-b94b1e803179}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbIMVU.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.
  • prxtbIMV1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Expat Shield Toolbar' with a class of {a060276a-53be-45ec-8ebe-b94b1e803179} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbIMVU.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbIMV1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'FreeOnlineRadioPlayerRecorder Toolbar' with a class of {F999A48B-1950-4D81-9971-79018F807B4B}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • IMVU_IncToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove IMVU Inc Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall IMVU Inc 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 IMVU Inc 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 IMVU Inc 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 IMVU Inc Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.22%
Windows 8 41.67%
Windows XP 5.56%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.11%
Windows 8.1 22.22%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Canada 6.25%
  Italy 4.17%
  Austria 2.08%
  Israel 2.08%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  GP 2.08%
  United Kingdom 2.08%
  TN 2.08%
  TT 2.08%
  France 2.08%
  Malta 2.08%
  AF 2.08%
  Spain 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.06%
Acer 23.53%
Dell 11.76%
Toshiba 8.82%
ASUS 5.88%
Alienware 2.94%
Common models
Acer Aspire X3400G 6.25%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard p6774y 3.13%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.13%
HP G62 Notebook PC 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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