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80% remove it20% keep it
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VersionDistribution
6.3.3.3 100.00%

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MSN_ Toolbar

What is MSN_ Toolbar?

From the Privacy Policy: "The Software (including the Toolbar, the Search Protect, and the Value Apps software) may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device, like the web pages that you have visited and the content you have accessed. This locally saved information may interact with the Trovi Software and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you with ads that may be more relevant to you, including via our Partners when using the Value Apps software. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Trovi Software to our servers.

Your Browsing Data and Search Data are collected and analyzed by the Value Apps platform in real time to trigger the relevant Apps you enabled, and we share such information with our Partners so our Partners or we, as applicable (depending on the App provider), can suggest services or provide you with offers that may be relevant to you according to the data collected and processed in real time. We do not store your Browsing Data nor your Search Data while you Use Value Apps."

About  (from Conduit)

The Trovi Software is constantly being improved and upgraded as part of our efforts to provide you with the full value of the product. To enable continuous Usage and full functionality of the Software, we may need to adjust the operation of your Browser, including reconfiguring your Browser's settings.
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MSN_ Toolbar.
MSN_ToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 14.11.25 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.10 PUP/Conduit.A
tbMSN2.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)
tbMSN_.dll (0200c694b3922b95a008dd29f7aacdb4) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10646 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34378 Conduit (fs)
       View all 17 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: MSN_
URL: MSNToolbar.communitytoolbars.com
Help link: MSNToolbar.communitytoolbars.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msn_
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MSN_\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.48 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 MSNToolbar.communitytoolbars.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 MSN_ Toolbar

Program executable:MSN_ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\msn_\MSN_ToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c
Additional files:
  • tbMSN1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • ldrtbMSN0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbMSN_.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbMSN2.dll
  • (Malware detected) MSN_ToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tbMSN_.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with the class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} (Online Sharing).
  • tbMSN2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbMSN2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • tbMSN_.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with the class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81}.
  • tbMSN2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • tbMSN_.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbMSN2.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.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • tbMSN_.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567A644-E36C-470C-86CF-9C5B4F37DB81}.
  • tbMSN2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{175FC118-FDBA-4CDA-8DE8-D37C408DE376}' (runs on registration).
  • MSN_ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove MSN_ Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove MSN_ 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 MSN_ 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 MSN_ 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 MSN_ 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 MSN_ 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 80%
Keep it 20%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

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

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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