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What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,134
United States Rank #18,362
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 374.78 days
1441.40 days >
Average installed length: 757.35 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 3.33%
6.14.0.28 3.33%
6.12.0.516 3.33%
6.9.0.16 3.33%
6.8.5.1 10.00%
6.5.2.8 6.67%
6.3.3.3 3.33%
6.3.2.17 6.67%
6.3.0.26 16.67%
6.2.7.3 30.00%
6.2.6.0 13.33%

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Productivity Toolbar

What is Productivity Toolbar?

Productivity Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, which integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically 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 PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back (see details below). 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. "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 license agreement.

About  (from Conduit)

As part of the functionality available on the Application, we may offer you search features provided by us and/or other third parties. Additionally, we may use Cookies in the web search services we provide to you. These Cookies collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search servic...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • 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 Productivity Toolbar.
tbProd.dll (d9a0ce26ada5bd15b1b03a752ddf14a6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9830 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.03.04.03 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29454 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPro0.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)
ProductivityToolbarHelper.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
prxtbPro2.dll (5b13aa512d57acf528700f1083fc3e4d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.oicu
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0926
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Conduit (fs)
tbPro2.dll (90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17602 Application.Win32.Conduit.r
ESET-NOD32 9281 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
tbPro0.dll (ac4c5cab0028cf445961f628c19a8477) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9376 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 26102 Conduit (fs)
ProductivityToolbarHelper1.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)
ldrtbPro2.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)
ldrtbPro0.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)
ldrtbProd.dll (f0ac64e1d9a805800578c667283d79a0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9176 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24398 Conduit (fs)
prxtbProd.dll (3a5627e0ab06f3ca7fb238ce5ee8cdf9) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29484 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPro1.dll (5e16941abd53231f36f7f4b0e4b575ea) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29878 Conduit (fs)
       View all 38 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Productivity
URL: Productivity.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Productivity.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Productivity
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\PRODUC~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\PRODUC~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.93 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 Productivity.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 Toolbar

Program module:tbProd.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Productivity\tbProd.dll
MD5:d9a0ce26ada5bd15b1b03a752ddf14a6
Additional files:
  • tbPro1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) ProductivityToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) ProductivityToolbarHelper1.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
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbPro0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Arizona D-backs Toolbar' with the class of {3f249907-e541-4823-a08c-00fb8a545928} (Arizona D-backs).
  • prxtbPro2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with the class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36} (BittorrentBar_ES).
  • prxtbPro1.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).
  • prxtbProd.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AxaraMedia Toolbar' with the class of {5f5f9a78-33ab-4f11-870b-181a1ba75525} (AxaraMedia).
  • tbProd.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Broderbund Toolbar' with the class of {81e93b9c-1052-4697-aafe-b40cd69c1d22}.
  • tbPro2.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}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbProd.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {39B199E2-0E48-4BDF-A0D5-023E8021BCA4}.
  • prxtbPro1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbPro2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
  • prxtbPro2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
6 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbPro0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Arizona D-backs Toolbar' with the class of {3f249907-e541-4823-a08c-00fb8a545928}.
  • prxtbPro2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with the class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36}.
  • prxtbPro1.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 'AxaraMedia Toolbar' with the class of {5f5f9a78-33ab-4f11-870b-181a1ba75525}.
  • tbProd.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Broderbund Toolbar' with the class of {81e93b9c-1052-4697-aafe-b40cd69c1d22}.
  • tbPro2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbPro0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Arizona D-backs Toolbar' with a class of {3f249907-e541-4823-a08c-00fb8a545928} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbPro2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with a class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbPro1.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 'AxaraMedia Toolbar' with a class of {5f5f9a78-33ab-4f11-870b-181a1ba75525} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbProd.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Broderbund Toolbar' with a class of {81e93b9c-1052-4697-aafe-b40cd69c1d22} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
6 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbPro0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Arizona D-backs Toolbar' with a class of {3F249907-E541-4823-A08C-00FB8A545928}.
  • prxtbPro2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {BC09C55D-0375-4DCC-836E-0E3C8ADDFBDA}.
  • prxtbPro1.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 'AxaraMedia Toolbar' with a class of {5F5F9A78-33AB-4F11-870B-181A1BA75525}.
  • tbProd.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Broderbund Toolbar' with a class of {81E93B9C-1052-4697-AAFE-B40CD69C1D22}.
  • tbPro2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C2207BBD-6AE7-4B88-9855-8B8B808868DA}' (runs on registration).
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • ProductivityToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
  • ProductivityToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'CrazyForCraftsService' (CrazyForCrafts_7nService).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • ProductivityToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ProductivityToolbarHelper.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 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 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 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 3%
 
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 46.67%
Windows Vista 43.33%
Windows XP 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 27.59%
Windows Vista Home Basic 17.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.84%
  Canada 4.08%
  United Kingdom 2.04%
  Israel 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.83%
Dell 27.59%
Toshiba 13.79%
American Megatrends 6.90%
Samsung 3.45%
Gateway 3.45%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 531s 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 3.85%
HP-Pavilion KJ377AA-ABA m... 3.85%

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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