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Should I remove PrivitizeBar Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
United States Rank #40,895
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 112.44 days
820.79 days >
Average installed length: 431.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.0.16? 5.00%
6.9.0.16 85.00%
6.11.2.6 10.00%

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PrivitizeBar Toolbar

What is PrivitizeBar Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit powered OurToolbar in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. PrivitizeBar Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from Conduit)

The Application collects unidentifiable and non-personal data (for example, Application generated User IDs, search queries, and Application usage data, all of which do not include Personally Identifiable Information) to enable quality assurance, improve the quality of the services and provide anonymous reporting for in...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.9.0.16, 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 primary executable is named tbPriv.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 11 files and is usually about 4.85 MB (5,084,211 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • 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 PrivitizeBar Toolbar.
tbPriv.dll (73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPri0.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)
PrivitizeBarToolbarHelper.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
PrivitizeBarToolbarHelper1.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 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)
ldrtbPriv.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 19 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PrivitizeBar
URL: PrivitizeBar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: PrivitizeBar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\privitizebar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PrivitizeBar\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 PrivitizeBar.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 PrivitizeBar Toolbar

Program module:tbPriv.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\privitizebar\tbPriv.dll
MD5:73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04
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:
  • (Malware detected) PrivitizeBarToolbarHelper1.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbPri0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbPri0.dll
  • ldrtbPri0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbPriv.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPri0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPriv.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPri0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPriv.dll
  • (Malware detected) PrivitizeBarToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbPriv.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).
  • prxtbPri0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with the class of {76a747b4-edc6-46ff-8a5d-9ae61a889d5b} (Produtools Forms).
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbPriv.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbPriv.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
  • prxtbPri0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbPriv.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • prxtbPri0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with the class of {76a747b4-edc6-46ff-8a5d-9ae61a889d5b}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbPriv.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.
  • prxtbPri0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'midicairus2 Toolbar' with a class of {4f49c0f1-8cac-4b37-a0ca-2c9edaebc1d1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbPriv.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • prxtbPri0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with a class of {76A747B4-EDC6-46FF-8A5D-9AE61A889D5B}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • PrivitizeBarToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PrivitizeBarToolbarHelper.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 PrivitizeBar Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall PrivitizeBar 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 PrivitizeBar 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 PrivitizeBar 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 PrivitizeBar Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.19%
Windows XP 9.52%
Windows 8 9.52%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.05%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 8 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 7 Starter 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.53%
  Singapore 2.94%
  New Zealand 2.94%
  Philippines 2.94%
  Romania 2.94%
  Iran 2.94%
  Canada 2.94%
  Czech Republic 2.94%
  United Arab Emirates 2.94%
  Hungary 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Acer 21.05%
Dell 10.53%
ASUS 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
GIGABYTE 5.26%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 5520 11.11%
TOSHIBA PORTEGE M700 5.56%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.56%
Acer AO725 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 5.56%

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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