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Should I remove Safe Search Bar Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,200
United States Rank #25,677
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.69 days
197.43 days >
Average installed length: 103.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 31.25%
6.13.3.505 6.25%
6.13.3.1 18.75%
6.12.0.11 12.50%
6.11.2.6 25.00%
6.10.3.27 6.25%

Other programs by Conduit

Safe Search Bar Toolbar

What is Safe Search Bar Toolbar?

Safe Search Bar Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally 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 computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. 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. From the license agreement - "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".

About  (from Conduit)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • 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 Safe Search Bar Toolbar.
tbSafe.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24664 Conduit (fs)
Safe_Search_BarToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSaf0.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)
tbSaf0.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25816 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSafe.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.6.10310 Adware.Conduit.16
VIPRE Antivirus 24382 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSaf1.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Adware.Conduit.16
VIPRE Antivirus 24464 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSaf2.dll (5c6b58516ebb518e1e91f1fb65eab04b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9149 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
VIPRE Antivirus 24166 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25312 Conduit (fs)
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Safe Search Bar Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Safe Search Bar Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: SafeSearchBar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SafeSearchBar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\safe_search_bar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Safe_Search_Bar\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.84 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 SafeSearchBar.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 Safe Search Bar Toolbar

Program module:tbSafe.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\safe_search_bar\tbSafe.dll
MD5:cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Safe_Search_BarToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) Safe_Search_BarToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSaf0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSaf2.dll
  • hk64tbSafe.dll
  • hktbSaf0.dll
  • hktbSaf2.dll
  • hktbSafe.dll
  • ldrtbSaf0.dll
  • ldrtbSaf2.dll
  • ldrtbSafe.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSaf1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSafe.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSafe.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSafe.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'midicairus2 Toolbar' with the class of {4f49c0f1-8cac-4b37-a0ca-2c9edaebc1d1} (midicairus2).
  • prxtbSaf0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search Spin V1 Toolbar' with the class of {3a7eefb4-85dc-4e8d-bec4-98cde0cb594f} (Search Spin V1).
  • prxtbSaf2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'JDownloader Toolbar' with the class of {dc84d6f4-abf5-441d-bdef-65f3f4d7aabe} (JDownloader).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbSafe.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSafe.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Serif DrawPlus Toolbar' with the class of {b97ed18c-1a8a-4acc-884f-b4fe7415adf2}.
  • prxtbSaf0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Search Spin V1 Toolbar' with the class of {3a7eefb4-85dc-4e8d-bec4-98cde0cb594f}.
  • prxtbSaf2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SweetPacks A5 Toolbar' with the class of {93ec97bf-fe43-4bca-a735-5c5d6a0a40c4}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSafe.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Serif DrawPlus Toolbar' with a class of {b97ed18c-1a8a-4acc-884f-b4fe7415adf2} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSaf0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Search Spin V1 Toolbar' with a class of {3a7eefb4-85dc-4e8d-bec4-98cde0cb594f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSaf2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SweetPacks A5 Toolbar' with a class of {93ec97bf-fe43-4bca-a735-5c5d6a0a40c4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSafe.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'midicairus2 Toolbar' with a class of {4F49C0F1-8CAC-4B37-A0CA-2C9EDAEBC1D1}.
  • prxtbSaf0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Search Spin V1 Toolbar' with a class of {3A7EEFB4-85DC-4E8D-BEC4-98CDE0CB594F}.
  • prxtbSaf2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SweetPacks A5 Toolbar' with a class of {93EC97BF-FE43-4BCA-A735-5C5D6A0A40C4}.
Scheduled Task
  • Safe_Search_BarToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Safe_Search_BarToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Safe_Search_BarToolbarHelper.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 Safe Search Bar Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Safe Search Bar 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 Safe Search Bar 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 Safe Search Bar 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 Safe Search Bar 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 Safe Search Bar Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 6%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 8 18.75%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows XP 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.25%
Windows Vista Business 6.25%
Windows 8 Pro 6.25%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  United Kingdom 7.14%
  IQ 3.57%
  Romania 3.57%
  Iran 3.57%
  Germany 3.57%
  Canada 3.57%
  Saudi Arabia 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Dell 25.00%
ASUS 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
GIGABYTE 6.25%
Sony 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5250 6.67%
Acer Aspire 5735 6.67%
ASUSTeK K53E 6.67%
ASUSTeK K53SJ 6.67%
Dell Inspiron M5030 6.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 6.67%

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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