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What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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United States Rank #30,697
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.51 days
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Average installed length: 147.33 days


VersionDistribution 35.29% 47.06% 17.65%

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KeyBar 2 Toolbar for IE

What is KeyBar 2 Toolbar for IE?

KeyBar Toolbar for IE is a potentially unwanted toolbar for Internet Explorer using the Conduit ClientConnect (now Perion) community toolbar platform. The toolbar runs as and Internet Explorer toolbar and Browser Helper Object. From the License Agreement: "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." It contains the 'Value Apps' software, which provides additional functionality as well as include various ad-supported extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong.

What toolbar EULA says it can do:
- Allowing Conduit access to location-based information.
- Allowing Conduit access to information contained on your social network account.
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.

About  (from Conduit)

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. 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.
  • 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
  • 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 KeyBar 2 Toolbar for IE.
KeyBar_2ToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbKeyB.dll (1446b55d51db10b6c69714bba12d573a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul.gssm
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25816 Conduit (fs)
tbKeyB.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28072 Conduit (fs)
KeyBar 2 Toolbar for IE 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 for IE.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: KeyBar 2
URL: KeyBar2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: KeyBar2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3309655
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3309655\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3309655 -toolbarName=KeyBar 2 -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 1.09 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 for IE

Program executable:KeyBar_2ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\KeyBar_2\KeyBar_2ToolbarHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe -
  • hk64tbKeyB.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbKeyB.dll
  • (Malware detected) KeyBar_2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • ldrtbKeyB.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbKeyB.dll
  • tbKeyB.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbKeyB.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with the class of {7e2496f7-bc9a-446e-9426-1d1615641366} (Penny Stock Conspiracy).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbKeyB.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with the class of {7e2496f7-bc9a-446e-9426-1d1615641366}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbKeyB.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with a class of {7e2496f7-bc9a-446e-9426-1d1615641366} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbKeyB.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with a class of {7E2496F7-BC9A-446E-9426-1D1615641366}.
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 for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall KeyBar 2 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 KeyBar 2 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 KeyBar 2 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 KeyBar 2 Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 6%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.47%
Windows 8 23.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.06%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium N 5.88%
Windows 8 Pro 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Toshiba 25.00%
Dell 18.75%
Acer 18.75%
ASUS 6.25%
Common models
HP ProBook 4510s 6.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv8000 (EZ698... 6.25%
Dell Inspiron 530 6.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite C875D 6.25%
Dell Inspiron 5521 6.25%

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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