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78% remove it22% keep it
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OTIB Toolbar


OTIB Toolbar is a program developed by OTIB. 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 5 files and is usually about 4.85 MB (5,084,203 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of OTIB Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in OTIB Toolbar.
prxtbOTIB.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
OTIBToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
tbOTIB.dll (73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbOTIB.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)
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: OTIB.MyForumToolbar.com
Help link: OTIB.MyForumToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\otib
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\OTIB\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.85 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 OTIB.MyForumToolbar.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 OTIB Toolbar

  • uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) OTIBToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbOTIB.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbOTIB.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbOTIB.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbOTIB.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
  • prxtbOTIB.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbOTIB.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbOTIB.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbOTIB.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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbOTIB.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
Scheduled Task
  • OTIBToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 OTIB Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall OTIB 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 OTIB 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 OTIB 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 OTIB Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%


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