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Should I remove KeyBar 2 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,897
United States Rank #28,820
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.56 days
429.44 days >
Average installed length: 225.64 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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KeyBar 2 Toolbar

What is KeyBar 2 Toolbar?

This is a Conduit/Perion (ClientConnect) powered toolbar 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.

About  (from Conduit)

The free KeyBar Toolbar lets users quickly search the web, play games, watch videos, plus much more. Note: Sets homepage, search default, and new tabs to KeyBar search powered by Bing.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 primary executable is named tbKeyB.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. 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 setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,223,695 bytes).
  • 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
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in KeyBar 2 Toolbar.
tbKeyB.dll (8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17469 Application.Win32.Conduit.ks
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24534 Conduit (fs)
prxtbKeyB.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
KeyBar_2ToolbarHelper.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 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
       View all 14 all detections
KeyBar 2 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 KeyBar 2 Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: KeyBar 2
URL: KeyBar2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: KeyBar2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\keybar_2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\KeyBar_2\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 KeyBar2.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 KeyBar 2 Toolbar

Program module:tbKeyB.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\keybar_2\tbKeyB.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) KeyBar_2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbKeyB.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbKeyB.dll
  • ldrtbKeyB.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbKeyB.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbKeyB.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbKeyB.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).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbKeyB.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbKeyB.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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbKeyB.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • KeyBar_2ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove KeyBar 2 Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall KeyBar 2 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 KeyBar 2 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 KeyBar 2 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 KeyBar 2 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 5%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 19.05%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows 8 9.52%
Windows 8.1 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.97%
  Vietnam 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Dell 15.79%
ASUS 15.79%
Toshiba 15.79%
Lenovo 10.53%
Acer 5.26%
Sony 5.26%
Samsung 5.26%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 5.00%
Sony VPCEH17FX 5.00%
Samsung 530U3BI/530U4BI/5... 5.00%
Samsung 355V4C/355V4X/355... 5.00%

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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