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Should I remove Messenger Plus CA Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.3.7.0 25.00%
6.3.2.90 75.00%

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Messenger Plus CA Toolbar

What is Messenger Plus CA 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)

Further, you agree that by Using the Trovi Software you may periodically send technical data and related information to Trovi to facilitate the provision of updates, product support, and other services to you, if any, related to the Trovi Software. Such information may include, but is not limited to, technical informat...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 6.3.2.90, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper1.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. 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 16 files and is usually about 19.79 MB (20,747,816 bytes).
  • 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 Messenger Plus CA Toolbar.
Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper1.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 Conduit (fs)
prxtbMes0.dll (d344cc84609a807ce92187c9662d392b) 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
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 39244 Conduit (fs)
tbMes2.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbMes2.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
prxtbMess.dll (b92293778555ce3dabe7f0a7e98b34c0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32010 Conduit (fs)
tbMess.dll (098a39224b0a90446a14d7bef6239cdb) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9112 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 23840 Conduit (fs)
tbMes0.dll (2d2894581d355d5f44eae38898a66846) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbMes0.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 Conduit (fs)
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)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Messenger Plus CA
URL: MessengerPlusCA.OurToolbar.com
Help link: MessengerPlusCA.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\messenger_plus_ca
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus_CA\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 19.79 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 MessengerPlusCA.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 Messenger Plus CA Toolbar

Program executable:Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper1.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\messenger_plus_ca\Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper1.exe
MD5:3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbMes0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbMes2.dll
  • hktbMes0.dll
  • hktbMes2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbMes0.dll
  • ldrtbMes2.dll
  • ldrtbMess.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbMes0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbMes2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbMess.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbMes0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbMes2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbMess.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbMess.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Kino-Filmov.Net Toolbar' with the class of {1a894269-562d-459e-b17e-efd8de428e41} (Kino-Filmov.Net).
  • prxtbMes2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} (DVDVideoSoftTB DE).
  • prxtbMes0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Austria_ Toolbar' with the class of {18780ed6-1531-47da-bf90-c91f72f2b4ee} (Softonic-Austria_).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbMess.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbMes0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbMess.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Kino-Filmov.Net Toolbar' with the class of {1a894269-562d-459e-b17e-efd8de428e41}.
  • prxtbMes2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff}.
  • prxtbMes0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic-Austria_ Toolbar' with the class of {18780ed6-1531-47da-bf90-c91f72f2b4ee}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbMess.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Kino-Filmov.Net Toolbar' with a class of {1a894269-562d-459e-b17e-efd8de428e41} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbMes2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbMes0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic-Austria_ Toolbar' with a class of {18780ed6-1531-47da-bf90-c91f72f2b4ee} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbMess.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Kino-Filmov.Net Toolbar' with a class of {1A894269-562D-459E-B17E-EFD8DE428E41}.
  • prxtbMes2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027DA2D-C9F2-4B0B-AE05-E2CD1BDB6CFF}.
  • prxtbMes0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'uTorrentBar_DE Toolbar' with a class of {C840E246-6B95-475E-9BD7-CAA1C7ECA9F2}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
  • Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Messenger_Plus_CAToolbarHelper.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 Messenger Plus CA Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Messenger Plus CA 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 Messenger Plus CA 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 Messenger Plus CA 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 Messenger Plus CA 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 Messenger Plus CA Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Canada 44.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
American Megatrends 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 33.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 33.33%
Acer Aspire 5516 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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