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Should I remove PDFssoftware B Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,084
United States Rank #36,703
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.15 days
623.79 days >
Average installed length: 327.76 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.11.2.6 54.55%
6.10.3.27 45.45%

Other programs by Conduit

PDFssoftware B Toolbar

What is PDFssoftware B Toolbar?

PDFssoftware B 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".

Overview

The most common release is 6.11.2.6, 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 primary executable is named tbPDFs.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. 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 setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,216,284 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PDFssoftware B Toolbar.
prxtbPDF0.dll (c89d9c80fd468c6b51c4aadcc8463c2d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 8.10643 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_Conduit
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Application.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 14.02.13.10 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34366 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPDFs.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
PDFssoftware_BToolbarHelper.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
tbPDFs.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
tbPDF0.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 27 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PDFssoftware B
URL: PDFssoftwareB.OurToolbar.com
Help link: PDFssoftwareB.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdfssoftware_b
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PDFssoftware_B\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.84 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 PDFssoftwareB.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 PDFssoftware B Toolbar

Program module:tbPDFs.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\pdfssoftware_b\tbPDFs.dll
MD5:cbe1be97fdc777d510da7f704e366b94
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) PDFssoftware_BToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) PDFssoftware_BToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbPDF0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbPDF2.dll
  • hk64tbPDFs.dll
  • hktbPDF0.dll
  • hktbPDF2.dll
  • hktbPDFs.dll
  • ldrtbPDF0.dll
  • ldrtbPDF2.dll
  • ldrtbPDFs.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPDF0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPDF2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPDFs.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPDF0.dll
  • tbPDF2.dll
  • tbPDFs.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbPDF0.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).
  • prxtbPDFs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'elabeling Toolbar' with the class of {057766a3-83ce-4dfb-8db4-9a671c8ed366} (elabeling).
  • prxtbPDF2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo PO Toolbar' with the class of {d43723ae-1ae1-4a25-a6a4-bf0929273cab} (Ashampoo PO).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbPDFs.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbPDF0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbPDFs.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with the class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1}.
  • prxtbPDF2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Zynga Toolbar' with the class of {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbPDF0.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.
  • prxtbPDFs.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbPDF2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'MixiDJ V3 Toolbar' with a class of {88cf605e-da2b-48b4-9ab2-9e0ea15851f6} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbPDF0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbPDFs.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
  • prxtbPDF2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Uptodown Toolbar' with a class of {BA5844D2-B2C5-49EB-86F5-248D776A6F08}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • PDFssoftware_BToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PDFssoftware_BToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PDFssoftware_BToolbarHelper.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 PDFssoftware B Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall PDFssoftware B 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 PDFssoftware B 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 PDFssoftware B 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 PDFssoftware B Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.18%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.18%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 4.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  Canada 14.29%
  United Kingdom 10.71%
  France 3.57%
  Australia 3.57%
  Iran 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.00%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 15.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Sony 5.00%
Medion 5.00%
Gateway 5.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 10.00%
Sony VPCF226FM 5.00%
Packard Bell ixtreme M372... 5.00%
MEDION E6214 5.00%
HP-Pavilion NY549AA-ABA p... 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.00%

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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