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Should I remove Messenger Plus Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,550
Reach 0.0032%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.55 days
547.16 days >
Average installed length: 287.49 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.3.8.0 33.33%
6.3.7.0 11.11%
6.3.3.3 5.56%
6.3.2.90 38.89%
6.3.0.26 11.11%

Other programs by Conduit

Messenger Plus Toolbar

What is Messenger Plus Toolbar?

Messenger Plus Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin for Intenet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that collects and stores information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit in order to provide advertising. It will change the user's home page and search provider during installation (optional but enabled by default) and provides a search box and various social features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. According to the License Agreement, "The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."

About  (from Conduit)

As part of the functionality available on the Application, we may offer you search features provided by us and/or other third parties. Additionally, we may use Cookies in the web search services we provide to you. These Cookies collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search service...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Messenger Plus Toolbar.
Messenger_PlusToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0166 Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbMes0.dll (5c6b58516ebb518e1e91f1fb65eab04b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29878 Conduit (fs)
tbMess.dll (d6a51f524dc545a55f107b5a5a502cc1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9275 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25290 Conduit (fs)
prxtbMes2.dll (c89d9c80fd468c6b51c4aadcc8463c2d) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29886 Conduit (fs)
prxtbMess.dll (3a5627e0ab06f3ca7fb238ce5ee8cdf9) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29484 Conduit (fs)
tbMes0.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24806 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbMes0.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 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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Messenger Plus Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Messenger Plus Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Messenger Plus
URL: MessengerPlus.OurToolbar.com
Help link: MessengerPlus.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\messenger_plus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.47 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 MessengerPlus.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 Toolbar

Program module:tbMess.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\messenger_plus\tbMess.dll
MD5:4a960198febb8b892908cad653a0d28c
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Messenger_PlusToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (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
  • tbMes2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbMess.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbMes2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vuze Remote B Toolbar' with the class of {4cf23ae3-2b7c-4d43-b7d2-2dd1158d7af4} (Vuze Remote B).
  • prxtbMess.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HiYo Bar Toolbar' with the class of {b7cbcac5-4ce2-4e50-9c6e-7d863a87aa96} (HiYo Bar).
  • prxtbMes0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'New York Yankees Toolbar' with the class of {c7e292f8-1f8d-40a6-8fa6-e6e83d51e7e1} (New York Yankees).
  • tbMes0.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}.
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbMes0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbMes0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbMess.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'HiYo Bar Toolbar' with the class of {b7cbcac5-4ce2-4e50-9c6e-7d863a87aa96}.
  • prxtbMes0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'New York Yankees Toolbar' with the class of {c7e292f8-1f8d-40a6-8fa6-e6e83d51e7e1}.
  • prxtbMes2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MixiDJ V42 Toolbar' with the class of {8f4181f4-137b-4cef-b050-6c8a58fabfbf}.
  • tbMes0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbMes2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vuze Remote B Toolbar' with a class of {4cf23ae3-2b7c-4d43-b7d2-2dd1158d7af4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbMess.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'HiYo Bar Toolbar' with a class of {b7cbcac5-4ce2-4e50-9c6e-7d863a87aa96} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbMes0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'New York Yankees Toolbar' with a class of {c7e292f8-1f8d-40a6-8fa6-e6e83d51e7e1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbMess.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'HiYo Bar Toolbar' with a class of {B7CBCAC5-4CE2-4E50-9C6E-7D863A87AA96}.
  • prxtbMes0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'New York Yankees Toolbar' with a class of {C7E292F8-1F8D-40A6-8FA6-E6E83D51E7E1}.
  • prxtbMes2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MixiDJ V42 Toolbar' with a class of {8F4181F4-137B-4CEF-B050-6C8A58FABFBF}.
  • tbMes0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Messenger_PlusToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Messenger_PlusToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Messenger_PlusToolbarHelper.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 Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Messenger Plus 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 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 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 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 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 6%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows XP 22.22%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.74%
  United Kingdom 8.70%
  SY 8.70%
  Argentina 4.35%
  Switzerland 4.35%
  DZ 4.35%
  Egypt 4.35%
  Croatia 4.35%
  Ireland 4.35%
  Luxembourg 4.35%
  MA 4.35%
  MK 4.35%
  PS 4.35%
  Saudi Arabia 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.67%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Dell 13.33%
Toshiba 6.67%
Sony 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 13.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 6.67%
Sony VPCZ129GW 6.67%
INTELR AWRDACPI 6.67%
HP Pavilion 061 EV945AA-A... 6.67%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 6.67%

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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