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Should I remove Messenger Plus Live CA-EN Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.2.3.0 25.00%
5.7.2.2 75.00%

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Messenger Plus Live CA-EN Toolbar

What is Messenger Plus Live CA-EN 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)

As part of the functionality provided by the Conduit Software, we may collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search services (such as search queries). This information may be shared with third-party applications that use Search Data to function, or to offer you more customized inf...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 5.7.2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named Messenger_Plus_Live_CA-ENToolbarHelper.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. 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 setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.94 MB (4,130,032 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • 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 Live CA-EN Toolbar.
Messenger_Plus_Live_CA-ENToolbarHelper.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
tbMess.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)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Messenger Plus Live CA-EN
URL: MessengerPlusLiveCAEN.OurToolbar.com
Help link: MessengerPlusLiveCAEN.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus_Live_CA-EN
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\MESSEN~2\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files2\MESSEN~2\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.94 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 MessengerPlusLiveCAEN.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 Live CA-EN Toolbar

Program executable:Messenger_Plus_Live_CA-ENToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus_Live_CA-EN\Messenger_Plus_Live_CA-ENToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tbMess.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) Messenger_Plus_Live_CA-ENToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbMess.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbMess.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbMess.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbMess.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Quizulous Toolbar' with a class of {f675d3df-504c-4e3c-bea8-a45b3b9bbd1b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbMess.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Messenger_Plus_Live_CA-ENToolbarHelper.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 Messenger Plus Live CA-EN Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Messenger Plus Live CA-EN 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 Live CA-EN 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 Live CA-EN 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 Live CA-EN Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 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?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6532f 25.00%
Dell Dell DM061 25.00%
Acer Aspire 5730 25.00%

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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