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LiftOff Toolbar

What is LiftOff Toolbar?

LiftOff Toolbar is a Conduit distributed toolbar built on the community toolbar platform which provides potentially unwanted web browser integration. This browser extension's primary purpose is to take control of the user's search functionality in order to generate a revenue share for the publisher and Conduit. In addition to search hijacking (although there should be options during bundle installation to prevent this), the toolbar will install itself in Internet Explorer as a toolbar and Browser Helper Object. Also, many installs contain 'Value Apps', which provide additional functionality as well as include various adware extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host. The platform in many cases installs a service 'engine' that is designed to protect the toolbar as well as the modified search and home pages to Conduit's affiliate search partner.

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."

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is liftoffsrv.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. 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 software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 2.22 MB (2,330,371 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: LiftOff
URL: liftoff.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\liftoff\liftoff\1.8.3.12
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\LiftOff\liftoff\1.8.3.12\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.22 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 liftoff.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 LiftOff Toolbar

Program executable:liftoffsrv.exe
Name:Lifoff Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\liftoff\liftoff\1.8.3.12\liftoffsrv.exe
MD5:1f25a6e4381be78ffc0a14c38345e2f7
Additional files:
  • liftoffApp.dll - Lifoff Toolbar
  • liftoffEng.dll
  • liftoffTlbr.dll
  • uninstall.exe (by LiftOff) - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • escortShld.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • liftoffTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'LiftOff Toolbar' with the class of {E094670B-E5C9-4583-B8D1-4DB902EC98A3}.

How do I remove LiftOff Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall LiftOff 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 LiftOff 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 LiftOff 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 LiftOff Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 8%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.92%
Windows 8 15.38%
Windows XP 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.57%
  Israel 13.04%
  United Arab Emirates 4.35%
  Canada 4.35%
  New Zealand 4.35%
  Portugal 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 45.45%
Toshiba 27.27%
Lenovo 9.09%
Intel 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L850-16... 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L830 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L645 10.00%
Micro-Star MS-7519 10.00%
LENOVO 4334 10.00%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 10.00%

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