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74% remove it26% keep it
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VersionDistribution 8.33% 25.00% 8.33% 58.33%

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SFT_France Toolbar

What is SFT_France Toolbar?

SFT_France is a potentially unwanted (PUP) web browser toolbar that bundles and installs additional software such as Search Protect. "Search Protect is a free desktop application designed to help you maintain your selected browser settings, including your home page, default search and new tab, and prevent third parties from changing these settings without your permission."


The most used version is, 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 main program executable is SFT_FranceToolbarHelper1.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. 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 software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 5.12 MB (5,369,737 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SFT_France Toolbar.
SFT_FranceToolbarHelper1.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbSFT_.dll (d344cc84609a807ce92187c9662d392b) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.299
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 39244 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSFT0.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
tbSFT_.dll (4a960198febb8b892908cad653a0d28c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9887 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29894 Conduit (fs)
tbSFT0.dll (2d2894581d355d5f44eae38898a66846) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSFT0.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)
       View all 24 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SFT_France
URL: SFTFrance.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SFTFrance.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sft_france
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SFT_France\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.12 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 SFTFrance.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 SFT_France Toolbar

Program executable:SFT_FranceToolbarHelper1.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\sft_france\SFT_FranceToolbarHelper1.exe
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:
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • ldrtbSFT_.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSFT0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSFT_.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSFT0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSFT1.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSFT_.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSFT0.dll
  • (Malware detected) SFT_FranceToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbSFT0.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).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbSFT0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbSFT0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbSFT0.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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbSFT0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
Scheduled Task
  • SFT_FranceToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 SFT_France Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove SFT_France 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 SFT_France 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 SFT_France 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 SFT_France 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 SFT_France Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 8%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Starter 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.29% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 35.29%
  United States 29.41%
  Canada 11.76%
  Belgium 5.88%
  DZ 5.88%
  BJ 5.88%
  CI 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
Sony 9.09%
Samsung 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
American Megatrends 9.09%
ASUS 9.09%
Common models
Sony VGC-V2M 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard G5210fr 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Mi... 9.09%
eMachines EL1352 9.09%
Sony VPCEJ2E1E 9.09%
HP G72 Notebook PC 9.09%

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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