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Should I remove NvSTECH Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,800
Reach 0.0049%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.59 days
400.96 days >
Average installed length: 210.67 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27? 1.45%
6.12.0.11 98.55%

Other programs by Conduit

NvSTECH Toolbar

What is NvSTECH 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)

Each Conduit Software includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Conduit Software, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search-related preferences, add components, receive notifications and offers, or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 6.12.0.11, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is prxtbNvST.dll. 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 15 files and is usually about 7.65 MB (8,025,774 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 NvSTECH Toolbar.
prxtbNvST.dll (c2383bcb676708d7ef2ecb9d38a21f9e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9702 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.01 PUP/Conduit.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0323
VIPRE Antivirus 28448 Conduit (fs)
prxtbNvS1.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
NvSTECHToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbNvS0.dll (8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17469 Application.Win32.Conduit.ks
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24534 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)
       View all 18 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: NvSTECH
URL: NvSTECH.OurToolbar.com
Help link: NvSTECH.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nvstech
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NvSTECH\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.65 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 NvSTECH.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 NvSTECH Toolbar

Program module:prxtbNvST.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\nvstech\prxtbNvST.dll
MD5:c2383bcb676708d7ef2ecb9d38a21f9e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) NvSTECHToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbNvS0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbNvS2.dll
  • hk64tbNvST.dll
  • hktbNvS0.dll
  • hktbNvS2.dll
  • hktbNvST.dll
  • ldrtbNvS0.dll
  • ldrtbNvST.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbNvS0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbNvS1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbNvST.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbNvS0.dll
  • tbNvST.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbNvS1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} (TV Bar 2).
  • prxtbNvST.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} (ytbclick B4).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbNvS1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbNvST.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbNvS1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbNvST.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with a class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbNvS1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbNvST.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with a class of {ED1C45C6-6895-4433-90C4-78935B0A24B8}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NvSTECHToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove NvSTECH Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall NvSTECH 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 NvSTECH 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 NvSTECH 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 NvSTECH Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 58%
Win XP 6%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 57.97%
Windows 7 36.23%
Windows XP 5.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.59%
Windows 8 Pro 10.14%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.70%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.86% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 64.86%
  United States 17.57%
  Pakistan 4.05%
  Philippines 2.70%
  BD 1.35%
  Germany 1.35%
  DZ 1.35%
  IQ 1.35%
  Iran 1.35%
  Italy 1.35%
  MA 1.35%
  SD 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Dell 18.33%
Lenovo 18.33%
Acer 15.00%
Intel 6.67%
Sony 5.00%
GIGABYTE 3.33%
Samsung 3.33%
Toshiba 1.67%
ASUS 1.67%
Common models
LENOVO INVALID 3.33%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z585 3.33%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 3542 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.33%
Dell Inspiron N5050 3.33%

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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