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Should I remove Power Search Tool Toolbar?

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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
6.13.3.505 33.33%
6.13.3.1 33.33%
6.10.3.27 33.33%

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Power Search Tool Toolbar

What is Power Search Tool Toolbar?

This is a Conduit toolbar installed in the user's Web browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox) that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar itself which is typically bundled with free software is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.

"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." - from the EULA.

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Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 Power Search Tool Toolbar.
prxtbPow0.dll (2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 8.10274 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 14.08.07.03 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32328 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPowe.dll (d0133250565180c9dc8ee0aecccbfd53) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.azm
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.M
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Conduit.TTAU-0102
ESET-NOD32 11248 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N potentially unwanted
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Conduit.A
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
K7 AntiVirus 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
K7GW 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.azm
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 37998 Conduit (fs)
Power_Search_ToolToolbarHelper.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
tbPowe.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)
tbPow2.dll (e1b87b513c14d3a417b1a027be739de1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 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 30 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Power Search Tool
URL: PowerSearchTool.OurToolbar.com
Help link: PowerSearchTool.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\power_search_tool
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Power_Search_Tool\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 8.04 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 PowerSearchTool.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 Power Search Tool Toolbar

Program module:prxtbPow0.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\power_search_tool\prxtbPow0.dll
MD5:2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Power_Search_ToolToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbPow0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbPow2.dll
  • hk64tbPowe.dll
  • hktbPow0.dll
  • hktbPow2.dll
  • hktbPowe.dll
  • ldrtbPow0.dll
  • ldrtbPow2.dll
  • ldrtbPowe.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPow0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPowe.dll
  • tbPow0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPow2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPowe.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbPow0.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).
  • prxtbPowe.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DivX Browser Bar DE Toolbar' with the class of {6dad39c6-f4ac-4984-8e9b-f666269b9eb1} (DivX Browser Bar DE).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbPow0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with the class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1}.
  • prxtbPowe.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SearchFlyBar3 Toolbar' with the class of {489d3a56-53d9-44c2-a113-5820cdab4206}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbPow0.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.
  • prxtbPowe.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DivX Browser Bar DE Toolbar' with a class of {6dad39c6-f4ac-4984-8e9b-f666269b9eb1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbPow0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
  • prxtbPowe.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'VisualBee V.1 Toolbar' with a class of {7AEAE561-714B-45F6-ACE3-4A8AED6E227B}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Power_Search_ToolToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Power_Search_ToolToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Power_Search_ToolToolbarHelper.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 Power Search Tool Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Power Search Tool 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 Power Search Tool 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 Power Search Tool 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 Power Search Tool Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 33%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Israel 16.67%
  Canada 16.67%

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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