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Should I remove PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,667
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.40 days
719.82 days >
Average installed length: 378.21 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.11.2.6 4.17%
6.8.9.0 8.33%
6.8.6.0 12.50%
6.8.5.1 4.17%
6.8.2.0 4.17%
6.3.8.0 29.17%
6.2.3.0 37.50%

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PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar

What is PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar?

PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. From the license agreement - "By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer".

About  (from Conduit)

By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar.
tbPC_G.dll (4a960198febb8b892908cad653a0d28c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9887 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29894 Conduit (fs)
tbPC_2.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPC_0.dll (d344cc84609a807ce92187c9662d392b) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 39244 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPC_2.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)
PC_Gear_EN_GenericToolbarHelper.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
prxtbPC_1.dll (5c6b58516ebb518e1e91f1fb65eab04b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10273 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32318 Conduit (fs)
tbPC_1.dll (0210a8ccafcb04413748b6cc8744b452) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10689 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 34608 Conduit (fs)
tbPC_0.dll (1c1d673fb3efc0643271226ea42a25d9) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9643 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28102 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbPC_G.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)
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)
ldrtbPC_2.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)
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PC Gear EN Generic 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 PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Gear EN Generic
URL: PCGearENGeneric.OurToolbar.com
Help link: PCGearENGeneric.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pc_gear_en_generic
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC_Gear_EN_Generic\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 12.15 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 PCGearENGeneric.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 PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar

Program module:tbPC_G.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\pc_gear_en_generic\tbPC_G.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:
  • tbPC_1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) PC_Gear_EN_GenericToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) PC_Gear_EN_GenericToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbPC_0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbPC_2.dll
  • hk64tbPC_G.dll
  • hktbPC_0.dll
  • hktbPC_2.dll
  • hktbPC_G.dll
  • ldrtbPC_0.dll
  • ldrtbPC_2.dll
  • ldrtbPC_G.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPC_0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPC_1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPC_2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPC_G.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPC_0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPC_2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPC_G.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbPC_2.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).
  • prxtbPC_0.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).
  • tbPC_1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbPC_G.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with the class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} (Online Sharing).
  • prxtbPC_1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with the class of {00f2c0c6-2194-484e-9064-44e57787867b} (SearchElf 1.1).
  • tbPC_2.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}.
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbPC_0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbPC_0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest App'-Anwendungsleiste Findbar' with a class of {C97793F6-325D-4A26-ACAB-D551FCBF6DE9}.
  • tbPC_2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
6 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbPC_2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbPC_0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbPC_1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • prxtbPC_1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Deutsch 2 Toolbar' with the class of {990af1c2-5a27-4460-8149-ecc6bc122af3}.
  • tbPC_G.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with the class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81}.
  • tbPC_2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
6 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbPC_2.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.
  • prxtbPC_0.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.
  • tbPC_1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbPC_G.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbPC_1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with a class of {00f2c0c6-2194-484e-9064-44e57787867b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbPC_2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with a class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
6 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbPC_2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbPC_0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • tbPC_1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {CD90BF73-20F6-44EF-993D-BB920303BD2E}.
  • tbPC_G.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567A644-E36C-470C-86CF-9C5B4F37DB81}.
  • prxtbPC_1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with a class of {00F2C0C6-2194-484E-9064-44E57787867B}.
  • tbPC_2.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).
  • PC_Gear_EN_GenericToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PC_Gear_EN_GenericToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PC_Gear_EN_GenericToolbarHelper.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 PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall PC Gear EN Generic 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 PC Gear EN Generic 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 PC Gear EN Generic 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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PC Gear EN Generic Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 4%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Windows 8 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 10 Home 4.17%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.17%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.63% of installs come from Israel
Which countries install it?
  Israel 29.63%
  United States 14.81%
  Belgium 11.11%
  Portugal 3.70%
  AO 3.70%
  France 3.70%
  Philippines 3.70%
  TT 3.70%
  Australia 3.70%
  Norway 3.70%
  Czech Republic 3.70%
  Japan 3.70%
  Austria 3.70%
  Greece 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.81%
Toshiba 19.05%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
GIGABYTE 9.52%
Samsung 9.52%
Lenovo 4.76%
ASUS 4.76%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 9.52%
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 4.76%
Samsung R530/R730/P530 ... 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 4.76%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 4.76%

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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