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MicrositesByU Toolbar

What is MicrositesByU Toolbar?

MicrositesByU Toolbar is a Conduit distributed toolbar built on the community toolbar platform which provides adware type web browser integration. This browser extension's primary purpose is to take control of the user's search functionality in order to generate a revenue share for the publisher and Conduit. In addition to search hijacking (although there should be options during bundle installation to prevent this), the toolbar will install itself in Internet Explorer as a toolbar and Browser Helper Object. Also, many installs contain 'Value Apps', which provide additional functionality as well as include various adware extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host. The platform in many cases installs a service 'engine' that is designed to protect the toolbar as well as the modified search and home pages to Conduit's affiliate search partner.

From the License Agreement: "As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, we may change your Internet Browser settings and/or provide you with the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social network account settings."

What toolbar EULA says it can do:
- Change of the default search engine, including your Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Allowing Conduit access to location-based information.
- Allowing Conduit access to information contained on your social network account.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is tbcore3.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 3.59 MB (3,762,511 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.theonlinedrive.com/services
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\micrositesbyu toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MicrositesByU Toolbar\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MicrositesByU Toolbar

Program module:tbcore3.dll
Name:Internet Explorer Toolbar
Internet Explorer Toolbar Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\micrositesbyu toolbar\tbcore3.dll
Additional files:
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar (Internet Explorer Toolbar Common Utils)
  • tbhelper.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Helper
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper Module
  • uninstall.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Uninstaller
  • update.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Updater
  • MBUToolBar.dll
  • uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • MBUToolBar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SBCONVERT Class' with the class of {A1056498-D09A-41E4-864B-505EDD640D9E} (SBCONVERT).
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TBSB01406 Class' with the class of {97D2295E-BF5E-45AF-90A0-88DBBCCB5801} (TBSB01406).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MicrositesByU Toolbar' with the class of {3C4A9BC0-64DB-680F-31E7-CFE544B9835E}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbhelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {CA3EB689-8F09-4026-AA10-B9534C691CE0} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MicrositesByU Toolbar' with a class of {3C4A9BC0-64DB-680F-31E7-CFE544B9835E}.

How do I remove MicrositesByU Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall MicrositesByU 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 MicrositesByU 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 MicrositesByU 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 MicrositesByU Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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