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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.11.2.6 33.33%
6.9.0.16 33.33%
6.4.0.12 33.33%

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Icy Tower Toolbar

What is Icy Tower Toolbar?

Icy Tower Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. From the license agreement - "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".

About  (from Conduit)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Icy Tower Toolbar.
tbIcy_.dll (73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
prxtbIcy_.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)
Icy_TowerToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
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)
ldrtbIcy_.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 Conduit (fs)
       View all 17 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Icy Tower
URL: IcyTower.OurToolbar.com
Help link: IcyTower.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\icy_tower
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Icy_Tower\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.84 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 IcyTower.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 Icy Tower Toolbar

Program module:tbIcy_.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\icy_tower\tbIcy_.dll
MD5:73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Icy_TowerToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbIcy_.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbIcy_.dll
  • ldrtbIcy_.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbIcy_.dll
  • tbIcy_.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbIcy_.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} (SmileBox FR).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbIcy_.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbIcy_.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbIcy_.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbIcy_.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'midicairus2 Toolbar' with a class of {4f49c0f1-8cac-4b37-a0ca-2c9edaebc1d1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbIcy_.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Icy_TowerToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Icy_TowerToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Icy Tower Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Icy Tower 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 Icy Tower 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 Icy Tower 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 Icy Tower 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 Icy Tower Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Australia 12.50%
  Croatia 12.50%
  Poland 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 50.00%
Acer 50.00%
Common models
PC-FACTORY H55M-S2H 33.33%
MSI MS-7586 33.33%
Acer Aspire 5742 33.33%

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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