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Should I remove Messenger Plus ES Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.3.8.0 33.33%
6.3.7.0 66.67%

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Messenger Plus ES Toolbar

What is Messenger Plus ES Toolbar?

Messenger Plus ES Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. From the license agreement - "By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer".

About  (from Conduit)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Messenger Plus ES Toolbar.
tbMess.dll (098a39224b0a90446a14d7bef6239cdb) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9112 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 23840 Conduit (fs)
prxtbMess.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)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Messenger Plus ES
URL: MessengerPlusES.OurToolbar.com
Help link: MessengerPlusES.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\messenger_plus_es
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus_ES\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.63 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 MessengerPlusES.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 ES Toolbar

Program module:tbMess.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\messenger_plus_es\tbMess.dll
MD5:098a39224b0a90446a14d7bef6239cdb
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • ldrtbMess.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbMess.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbMess.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbMess.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} (mymatch_v2).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbMess.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbMess.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbMess.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {D23A1AC9-8A14-4971-B04F-92966EB5AD95}.

How do I remove Messenger Plus ES Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Messenger Plus ES 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 ES 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 ES 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 ES 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 ES Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Spain 37.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%

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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