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Should I remove IObitCom Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,265
United States Rank #22,376
Reach 0.0071%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.72 days
316.10 days >
Average installed length: 166.09 days

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IObitCom Toolbar

What is IObitCom Toolbar?

IObitCom Toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Allows software updates of the application once a new version is released.

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named tbIObi.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 12.33 MB (12,930,631 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IObitCom Toolbar.
tbIObi.dll (37810b173024d75560d08b5206893a02) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.TrojanHorse
ESET-NOD32 8.9245 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25042 Conduit (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.ShipUp.2166296
tbIOb2.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)
prxtbIOb0.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)
tbIOb1.dll (455e61a2cf37f7210df685e2b77bfbe3) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10768 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 35060 Conduit (fs)
tbIOb0.dll (8729552ab6367f5800f708f3e2e4946b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34000 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbIOb0.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)
       View all 27 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iobitcom
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\IObitCom\uninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 12.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObitCom Toolbar

Program module:tbIObi.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\iobitcom\tbIObi.dll
MD5:37810b173024d75560d08b5206893a02
Additional files:
  • tbIOb1.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update
  • hk64tbIOb0.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbIOb0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbIOb0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbIOb0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbIOb0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbIOb2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbIOb0.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).
  • tbIOb1.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}.
  • tbIOb0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IObitCom Toolbar' with the class of {31c7d459-9cc3-44f2-9dca-fc11795309b4}.
  • tbIOb2.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}.
  • tbIObi.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}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbIOb2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • tbIOb1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
  • prxtbIOb0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbIOb0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Freecorder Findbar' with a class of {AD10F600-1FBD-44A8-8382-3861A81A66C6}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbIOb0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • tbIOb1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
  • tbIOb0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbIOb2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
  • tbIObi.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbIOb0.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.
  • tbIOb1.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.
  • tbIOb0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IObitCom Toolbar' with a class of {31c7d459-9cc3-44f2-9dca-fc11795309b4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbIOb2.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.
  • tbIObi.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with a class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbIOb0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • tbIOb1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • tbIOb0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IObitCom Toolbar' with a class of {31C7D459-9CC3-44F2-9DCA-FC11795309B4}.
  • tbIOb2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822E7427-5855-4592-8EA9-3F6FFF633463}.
  • tbIObi.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with a class of {414B6D9D-4A95-4E8D-B5B1-149DD2D93BB3}.

How do I remove IObitCom Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove IObitCom 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 IObitCom 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 IObitCom 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 IObitCom 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 IObitCom Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.41%
Windows XP 32.32%
Windows Vista 24.24%
Windows 8 2.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.99%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.22%
Windows 7 Professional 5.15%
Windows Vista Business 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.28%
  Canada 7.44%
  United Kingdom 6.61%
  Russia 4.13%
  Australia 3.31%
  Belgium 2.48%
  Czech Republic 2.48%
  Hong Kong 2.48%
  Israel 2.48%
  Netherlands 2.48%
  Croatia 1.65%
  Italy 1.65%
  Portugal 1.65%
  South Africa 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.78%
Dell 25.68%
Acer 16.22%
GIGABYTE 6.76%
Intel 5.41%
Sahara 2.70%
Toshiba 2.70%
American Megatrends 2.70%
MSI 1.35%
Medion 1.35%
Alienware 1.35%
Common models
Dell Studio 1737 2.47%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.47%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.47%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.47%
HP G61 Notebook PC 1.23%
VIAK8M AWRDACPI 1.23%

About (from IObit)

Founded in 2004 by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.
Publisher URL: www.iobit.com

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