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Should I remove Productivity Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,761
United States Rank #7,399
Reach 0.0320%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.13 days
918.34 days >
Average installed length: 482.52 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.0.16 19.42%
6.8.9.0 14.08%
6.8.5.1 30.10%
6.8.2.0 13.59%
6.8.0.8 8.25%
6.7.0.6 4.37%
6.6.0.19 3.88%
6.5.2.8 5.34%
6.5.0.18 0.97%

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Productivity 3.1 Toolbar

What is Productivity 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. PProductivity 3.1 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 6.8.5.1, 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 Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper.exe. 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 17 files and is usually about 4.8 MB (5,028,343 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • 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 Productivity Toolbar.
Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.12 PUP/Conduit.A
tbPro0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPro0.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPro2.dll (2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10274 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32328 Conduit (fs)
tbPro2.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)
tbProd.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)
ldrtbPro0.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)
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 31 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Productivity 3.1
URL: Productivity31.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Productivity31.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\productivity_3.1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Productivity_3.1\uninstall.exe toolbar
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 4.8 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 Productivity31.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 Productivity 3.1 Toolbar

Program executable:Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\productivity_3.1\Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff
When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing;...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbPro0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbPro2.dll
  • hktbPro0.dll
  • hktbPro2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbPro0.dll
  • ldrtbPro2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbProd.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPro0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPro1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPro2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbProd.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPro0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPro2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbProd.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbProd.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Expression Web Toolbar' with the class of {29956a1f-dda2-4319-a8cc-30966adea17a} (Expression Web).
  • prxtbPro2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with the class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de} (IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2).
  • prxtbPro0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} (Vafmusic7).
  • prxtbPro1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PhotoJoy US Toolbar' with the class of {f2c43291-151e-499c-98a7-923c120b88fa} (PhotoJoy US).
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbProd.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest App'-Anwendungsleiste Findbar' with a class of {C97793F6-325D-4A26-ACAB-D551FCBF6DE9}.
  • prxtbProd.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • prxtbPro1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbPro2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with the class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de}.
  • prxtbProd.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'appbario Toolbar' with the class of {a8177b71-ee19-4e0f-b2f9-02d533eb946e}.
  • prxtbPro0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677}.
  • prxtbPro1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PhotoJoy US Toolbar' with the class of {f2c43291-151e-499c-98a7-923c120b88fa}.
4 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbPro2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with a class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbProd.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33a329ee-7f7d-471e-ac67-15c54d970678} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbPro0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbPro1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vuze Remote B Toolbar' with a class of {4cf23ae3-2b7c-4d43-b7d2-2dd1158d7af4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbPro2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with a class of {249D74A3-BD19-4657-B6CE-E62F480A20DE}.
  • prxtbProd.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33A329EE-7F7D-471E-AC67-15C54D970678}.
  • prxtbPro0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37A7EDB7-AFDA-4373-9865-02BF8160E677}.
  • prxtbPro1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PhotoJoy US Toolbar' with a class of {F2C43291-151E-499C-98A7-923C120B88FA}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Productivity_3.1ToolbarHelper.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 Productivity Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Productivity 3.1 Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Productivity 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 Productivity 3.1 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 Productivity 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 Productivity 3.1 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
 
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 66.50%
Windows Vista 18.93%
Windows XP 11.65%
Windows 8 2.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.27%
Windows 7 Professional 4.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.94%
Windows 8 Pro 1.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.99%
  Canada 5.83%
  United Kingdom 3.88%
  Australia 3.24%
  Germany 2.91%
  Netherlands 2.59%
  Sweden 1.29%
  DK 0.97%
  Finland 0.65%
  South Africa 0.32%
  BZ 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.88%
Dell 32.06%
Acer 18.32%
GIGABYTE 3.82%
Toshiba 3.82%
ASUS 3.05%
Intel 1.53%
Compaq 0.76%
Alienware 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.52%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.52%
Dell XPS M1530 2.52%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.68%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.68%

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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