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Should I remove Messenger Plus US Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach <0.001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.3.2.90 100.00%

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Messenger Plus US Toolbar

What is Messenger Plus US Toolbar?

Messenger Plus US Toolbar is a potentially unwanted (PUP) web browser toolbar that bundles and installs additional software such as Search Protect. "Search Protect is a free desktop application designed to help you maintain your selected browser settings, including your home page, default search and new tab, and prevent third parties from changing these settings without your permission."

Overview

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). 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 8 files and is usually about 8.99 MB (9,430,184 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 US Toolbar.
prxtbMes0.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
Messenger_Plus_USToolbarHelper.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
Messenger_Plus_USToolbarHelper1.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
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)
tbMes0.dll (69843f20bd1d0d0ed608709e746aee31) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9018 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 23134 Conduit (fs)
tbMess.dll (69e0a670a2c0d82e849b488fdd9dd7b1) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9157 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 23146 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)
       View all 25 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Messenger Plus US
URL: MessengerPlusUS.OurToolbar.com
Help link: MessengerPlusUS.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\messenger_plus_us
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus_US\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.99 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 MessengerPlusUS.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 US Toolbar

  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbMes0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbMes0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbMess.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbMes0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbMess.dll
  • (Malware detected) Messenger_Plus_USToolbarHelper1.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) Messenger_Plus_USToolbarHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbMess.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • prxtbMes0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} (SmileBox FR).
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}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbMes0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • prxtbMess.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbMes0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbMess.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbMes0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • prxtbMess.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV - Radio Online Toolbar' with a class of {BA44516F-6809-4875-AF60-43608689D7D5}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Messenger_Plus_USToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
  • Messenger_Plus_USToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Messenger_Plus_USToolbarHelper1.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 US Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Messenger Plus US 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 82%
Keep it 18%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows Vista (SP2)

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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